I’m a physicist currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Melbourne. I have previously been a postdoc in the Joint Quantum Institute at The University of Maryland, and had a short stint in industry at Cylite Optics. I completed a PhD in physics at The University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Science (Science Scholar Program)(Honours) at Monash University.

My current work is based around the development of ultra bright ion beams using laser cooled rubidium, for use in focused ion beam milling and microscopy.

Previous research focuses have included:

  • Nonlinear and quantum optics, specifically the generation and application of squeezed states of light
  • Atom cooling and trapping
  • Ultra-bright electron and ion beam generation
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction
  • Biological photoacoustic imaging

I’m primarily an experimentalist, but I dabble in pen-and-paper theory, and dive headlong into computer simulation. I love all things technical, and am the founder of Narwhal Devices where we are making high performance laboratory equipment using FPGAs.

Notes and publications

For a full list of my peer reviewed publications, see my Google Scholar profile. To view my research theses, and pedagogical notes about a range of physics topics, click on my notes page.