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Higher Degree Research Office

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dept of Biological Sciences
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Andrew Allen

9251

drew.allen@mq.edu.au

Biodiversity, macroecology, ecological theory, community ecology, physiological ecology

Dr John Alroy

8185

john.alroy@mq.edu.au

http://bio.mq.edu.au

Biodiversity, extinction, macroecology, macroevolution, and palaeobiology.

Dr Leanne Armand

+61-2-9850-8351

leanne.armand@mq.edu.au

https://sites.google.com

Marine phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean and along the Australian Coast, including research into:
o modern community variation monitoring using annual sediment traps (along the Antarctic coast, Kerguelen Island and in the East Australian Current),
o environmental ecology (modern and palaeo),
o palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology (e.g. deciphering past sea-surface temperature and sea ice cover around Antarctica, the role of ENSO),
o Community composition with respect to iron and silica availability,
o and taxonomy and the use of FlowCAM methodologies for future diagnostic assessments.

Professor Brian Atwell

+61-2-9850-8224

brian.atwell@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Plant biology experimentation aimed at understanding gene responses to stresses such as temperature and oxygen, as well as rising CO2 levels, primarily using rice and eucalypts.

Associate Professor Andrew Barron

+61-2-9850-1310

andrew.barron@mq.edu.au

Neurobiology / Neuroethology

Dr Linda Beaumont

+61-2-9850-8157

linda.beaumont@mq.edu.au

Biological impacts of climate change, conservation and biodiversity

A/Prof Luciano Beheregaray

luciano.beheregaray@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

I work with phylogeography (i.e. the analysis of population history using DNA data), conservation genetics (i.e. the use of genetic knowledge to preserve threatened species) and phylogenetics (i.e. the reconstruction of the tree of life) on a variety of organisms, especially aquatic animals.

Dr Melanie Bishop

02 9850 4075

mbishop@bio.mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Estuarine and coastal ecology

Associate Professor Glenn Brock

+61-2-9850-8335

glenn.brock@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

1. Invertebrate/protist palaeobiology: animal evolution, palaeoecology, biogeography, taxonomy, biostratigraphy, functional morphology 2. Foraminifera and benthic invertebrates from reef systems

Associate Professor Culum Brown

+61-2-9850-6292

culum.brown@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Whilst I supervise projects in a range of vertebrate behavioural ecology areas, I'm primarily interested in fish

Dr Ken Cheng

98508613

ken.cheng@mq.edu.au

animal behaviour

Dr Jennifer Clarke-Mackessy

+61-2-9850-8187

jennifer.clarke@mq.edu.au

Animal Communication
Education

Associate Professor Jennifer Donald

+61-2-9850-8161

jenny.donald@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Genetics, in particular human genetics, linkage analysis, population genetics, and behavioural genetics

Dr Rachael Dudaniec

98508193

rachael.dudaniec@mq.edu.au

https://www.dudanieclab.weebly.com

landscape genomics, ecology, evolution, conservation biology, population genetics.

Dr Daniel Falster

+61-2-9850-9258

daniel.falster@mq.edu.au

http://www.falsters.net

How does evolution shape the structure and function of ecological communities? We use data and models to understand how competition for resources influences the character and diversity of forest communities worldwide.

Professor Michael Gillings

+61-2-9850-8199

michael.gillings@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Projects in genetic diversity of microorganisms, invertebrates fish, molecular evolution, prospecting for novel genes, horizontal gene transfer, antibiotic resistance and discovery.

Professor Simon Griffith

98501301

simon.griffith@mq.edu.au

Sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems and cooperative breeding in birds

Professor Robert Harcourt

+61-2-9850-7970

robert.harcourt@mq.edu.au

http://www.gse.mq.edu.au

The focus of this research area is foraging, reproductive and behavioural ecology of seabirds and marine mammals such as dolphins and fur seals; population dynamics and social evolution. We are particularly focused on improving our understanding of how warm-blooded animals cope with environmental extremes as they forage and breed in the marine environment. the ecological basis of conservation; species recovery plans; wildlife monitoring; interactions between fisheries and marine vertebrates and managing human impacts on marine vertebrates such as sharks, seals, and whales. A small sample of recent work includes developing conservation strategies for grey nurse and wobbegong sharks and studies on whale and dolphin stock structure.

A/Prof Nathan Hart

(02) 9850 6952

nathan.hart@mq.edu.au

Sensory neurobiology
Neuroethology

Professor Marie Herberstein

+61-2-9850-6276

marie.herberstein@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Behavioural ecology of invertebrates such as insects and spiders.

A/Prof Grant Hose

+61-2-9850-6296

Grant.Hose@mq.edu.au

River and groundwater ecology, invertebrate ecology, ecotoxicology, impact and risk assesment

Professor Lesley Hughes

+61-2-9850-8195

lesley.hughes@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Impacts of climate change on biodiversity; evolutionary ecology of plant-insect interactions

Professor Jean Joss

+61-2-9850-8137

jean.joss@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Vertebrate evolutionary development and endocrinology

Dr Darrell Kemp

+61-2-9850-8355

darrell.kemp@mq.edu.au

http://bio.mq.edu.au

Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Color signals

James Kohen

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, fire ecology and conservation bioloogy

Dr Matthew Kosnik

+61-2-9850-7248

matthew.kosnik@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

palaeoecology, taphonomy, time-averaging, marine molluscs, historical baselines for measuring community change, marine conservation biology, soft-sediment communities.

Dr Robert Lanfear

8204

robert.lanfear@mq.edu.au

http://www.robertlanfear.com

Evolutionary biology, genomics, phylogenetics

Dr Siu Fai Lee

ronald.lee@mq.edu.au

Genetic adaption in insects. Genetics and genomics. Genetic marker development and utilisation.

Professor Michelle Leishman

+61-2-9850-9180

michelle.leishman@mq.edu.au

http://pirel.wordpress.com

Plant ecology, vegetation response to climate change, invasion biology, restoration ecology

Dr Graeme Lloyd

8144

graemetlloyd@gmail.com

http://www.graemetlloyd.com

Palaeobiology

Associate Professor Joshua Madin

02 9850 8667

joshua.madin@mq.edu.au

http://acropora.bio.mq.edu.au

Coral Reef Processes
Ecology and Evolution
Hydrodynamics
Biomechanics
Ecological Informatics
Mathematical Modelling

Associate Professor Belinda Medlyn

+61-2-9850-8897

belinda.medlyn@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Mathematical modelling of forest ecosystems and their responses to climate change

Dr Ajay Narendra

+61-2-9850-8187

ajay.narendra@mq.edu.au

http://ecologicalneuroscience.com

visual ecology, insect neurobiology, animal navigation, neureothology

Dr Ross Peacock

0298508297

ross.peacock@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

forest ecology, vegetation mapping and spatial prediction, rainforest climate adaption, forestry

Dr Benjamin Pitcher

+61-2-9850-1031

ben.pitcher@mq.edu.au

My research focuses on the sensory ecology of marine birds and mammals. In particular I am interested in how animals use sensory cues in foraging and recognition tasks.

Associate Professor Irina Pollard

+61-2-9850-8142

irina.pollard@mq.edu.au

http://www.bioscience-bioethics.org

Bioscience ethics - subject coined and developed by me - facilitates free and accurate information transfer from applied science to applied bioethics.

Dr Fleur Ponton

+61-2-9850-1313

fleur.ponton@mq.edu.au

https://sites.google.com

nutritional ecology
parasitism
symbiotic relationships
immunology

Dr Michelle Power

9850 6974

mpower@els.mq.edu.au

Parasitology. Host - parasite interactions with emphasis on protozoan parasites of wildlife.

Professor Iain Prentice

02 9850 4227

colin.prentice@mq.edu.au

biosphere dynamics, biosphere-climate interactions, global carbon cycle

Professor David Raftos

61-2-9850 8402

david.raftos@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

My laboratory studies how marine animals cope with environmental stressors like climate change, pollution, temperature and salinity fluctuations, competition and infection. We're showing that marine invertebrates have novel systems to maintain homeostasis in the face of environmental stress, and that these systems can be exploited to provide innovative solutions to problems in aquaculture, fisheries and environmental management. The main focus of our research is the relationship between infectious disease and the immune system.

Dr Julia Raftos

9850 6275

jraftos@rna.bio.mq edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Physiology. Investigation of the regulation of metabolic pathways in human erythrocytes. Experimentation using whole and lysed erythrocytes and analysis with detailed and comprehensive mathematical models

Dr Alexandra Ralph

+61-2-9850-8173

alexandra.carthey@mq.edu.au

https://alexcarthey.com

Animal behaviour, ecology, chemical ecology, conservation, terrestrial mammals, invasions, novel species interactions, predator-prey interactions, plant-herbivore interactions

Dr Andres Rigual Hernandez

9230

andres.rigualhernandez@mq.edu.au

Phytoplankton taxonomy
Micropaleontology
Paleoceanography

Dr Carolynn Smith

+61-2-9850-9233

klynn.smith@mq.edu.au

Animal Behaviour, Communication, Conservation. Working with Regent Honeyeaters and Asian elephants.

Associate Professor Adam Stow

+61-2-9850-8153

adam.stow@mq.edu.au

My research themes include conservation, evolutionary and ecological genetics. Questions involve both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms in a range of marine and terrestrial environments.

Professor Phillip Taylor

(02) 9850 1311

Phil.Taylor@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Behaviour and ecology of terrestrial invertebrates, especially insects and spiders. Mating systems, mate choice, post-copulatory processes, mechanisms of contest resolution. Also environmentally benign management of insect pests through releases of sterile males.

Dr Emma Thompson

emma.thompson@mq.edu.au

Assessing the impacts of environmental stressors on the Sydney Rock oyster in both laboratory-based exposures and field trials. Particular stressors include contamination and CO2 using techniques such as proteomics, ELISAs and fast throughput assays.

Emeritus Prof Mark Westoby

+61-2-9850-8196

mark.westoby@mq.edu.au

ecology
evolution

A/Prof Martin Whiting

9850-4492

martin.whiting@mq.edu.au

http://whitinglab.com

Behavioural ecology

Associate Professor Jane Williamson

+61-2-9850-8167

jane.williamson@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Marine ecology; impact of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates in response to climate change; plant herbivore interactions; aquaculture

Associate Professor Ian Wright

+61-2-9850-4228

ian.wright@mq.edu.au

http://www.bio.mq.edu.au

Comparative plant ecology & ecophysiology

Dr Melanie Zeppel

02-9850-9256

Melanie.zeppel@mq.edu.au

https://sites.google.com

Plant physiology, tree water use, ecohydrology, ecophysiology, drought mortality, sap flow, altered timing of precipitation
Dept of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Morten Andersen

+4565502398

morten.andersen@mq.edu.au

Glycobiology
Glycoproteomics
Protein Chemistry

Dr Louise Brown

+61-2-9850-8294

louise.brown@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

Structural Biophysics: Using novel single probe spectroscopy methods to determine protein structure. Correlating protein structure with function and disease effects.

Dr Louise Brown

+61-2-9850-8294

louise.brown@mq.edu.au

https://biophysicsmq.wordpress.com

Structural biology, protein engineering, nanotechnology (nanodiamonds), spectroscopy including NMR and fluorescence.

Dr Nicole Cordina

9850 6953

nicole.cordina@mq.edu.au

Protein NMR
Protein structure
Nanodiamond functionalisation and characterisation

Dr Alfonso Garcia-Bennett

+61-2-9850-8285

alf.garcia@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Chemistry, Materials Science, Characterisation of Porous Materials, Nanomedicine, Electron Microscopy

Dr Karl Hassan

+61 (0)298508206

karl.hassan@mq.edu.au

Microbiology
Genomics
Antibiotic resistance
Membrane transport proteins

Professor Paul Haynes

+61-2-9850-6258

paul.haynes@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

The focus of our laboratory is applying protein identification and characterization by mass spectrometry to solving problems in plant biology

Dr Ian Jamie

02 9850 8293

ian.jamie@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

Atmospheric Chemistry
Chemical Ecology
Insect Attractants and Pheromones
Spectroscopy
Chemistry Education

A/Prof Joanne Jamie

02 9850 8283

joanne.jamie@mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemist. Research focuses on the following areas: Working in partnership with Indigenous people on traditional medicinal plant knowledge for cultural preservation and drug discovery; Understanding the structure, function and inhibition of the medicinally important human enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase to rationally develop potent inhibitors; Understanding age-related nuclear cataract and human lens chemistry using synthesis and biological models.

Chemical education: Research project explores the Indigenous Science Education Program to understand the key factors for effective engagement of Indigenous students in science.

Dr Paul Jaschke

+61-2-9850-8295

paul.jaschke@mq.edu.au

http://www.jaschke-lab.science

Synthetic Biology and Virology.

Professor Peter Karuso

+61-2-9850-8290

peter.karuso@mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

The full spectrum of natural products chemistry, with particular emphasis on chemical biology, biomimetic synthesis of marine natural products and fluorescence

Dr Heinrich Kroukamp

heinrich.kroukamp@mq.edu.au

Yeast molecular biology and biotechnology

Dr Fei Liu

+61-2-9850-8312

fei.liu@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Supervise PhD, Masters, and Honors students in organic/biological chemistry and chemical biology/drug discovery

Associate Professor Guozhen Liu

+61-2-9850-6366

guozhen.liu@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Electrochemical and optical sensors, interface chemistry, stimuli-responsive nanoparticles, in vivo device, single cell analysis

A/Prof Bridget Mabbutt

x8282

bridget.mabbutt@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

My structural biology group focuses on protein structures implicated in microbial adaptation; RNA-binding proteins; methods of structural genomics

Dr Sophie Mazard

+61298508181

sophie.mazard@mq.edu.au

microbial genomics,
molecular microbiology
marine cyanobacteria

Dr Roy McBurney

0298508214

roy.mcburney@mq.edu.au

Chemistry

Dr Matthew McKay

+61-2-9850-6205

matthew.mckay@mq.edu.au

Quantitative mass spectrometry in proteomics and small molecule analysis

Dr Christopher McRae

+61-2-9850-8288

cmcrae@science.mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

Analytical chemistry/geochemistry with special interests in chromatography, flow injection analysis and instrument design.

Dr Mehdi Mirzaei

mehdi.mirzaei@mq.edu.au

Quantitative Proteomics/Plant biology

Associate Professor Mark Molloy

+61-2-9850-6218

mark.molloy@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Biological Chemistry with expertise in proteomics for biomedical applications.
Translational cancer research
Phosphoproteomics
Cell signaling

Professor Helena Nevalainen

+61-2-9850-8135

helena.nevalainen@mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

Development of fungal expression systems; Proteomics and fluorescent imaging of filamentous fungi; Fungal molecular physiology and biotechnology.

Emeritus Prof Brian Orr

+61-2-9850-8289

brian.orr@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Molecular and optical physics; high-performance lasers, nonlinear optics and photonics; trace chemical analysis; biophotonics; spectroscopic sensing, imaging and nanoscience

Dr Martin Ostrowski

martin.ostrowski@mq.edu.au

Microbial Oceanography
Marine Biochemistry
Microbial Genomics
Cyanobacteria
Photosynthesis

Professor Nicolle Packer

+61-2-9850-8176

nicki.packer@mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

Determination of the structure and function of protein glycosylation(glycomics) in many systems, including microbial pathogenesis and cancer.

Dr Lindsay Parker

9850 8269

lindsay.parker@mq.edu.au

http://lindsaymparker.com

Biomedical imaging, biological cell and tissue staining, advanced techniques in applied microscopy, neurobiology research- sympathetic control of blood glucose and blood pressure, neuroinflammation in chronic pain, neural mechanisms of methamphetamine addiction

Professor Ian Paulsen

0298508152

ian.paulsen@mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

Microbial Genomics
Molecular Microbiology
Systems Biology

Dr Anahit Penesyan

+61-2-9850-8181

anahit.penesyan@mq.edu.au

Microbial Interactions
Study of Microbial Communities- Biofilms
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Genomics
Transcriptomics

Dr Andrew Piggott

+61-2-9850-8251

andrew.piggott@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

- Discovery and development of next-generation antibiotics
- Natural product mode of action
- Biodiscovery and structure elucidation of natural products
- Chemical biology using natural product probes

Professor Shoba Ranganathan

02 9850 6262

shoba.ranganathan@mq.edu.au

http://biolinfo.org

Bioinformatics including computational structural biology, comparative genome sequence analysis, transcriptome analysis (EST and alternative splicing), immunoinformatics (immunogenic epitope prediction, using structural bioinformatics), systems biology of host-parasite interactions, network prediction of subcellular localization, biodiversity informatics of Australia aboriginal medicinal plants, chemoinformatics.

Dr Thomas Roberts

98508330

troberts@cbms.mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

I specialize in plant biochemistry and molecular biology, particular that related to discovering functions of proteins including serpins. I also work on the effects of plant growth conditions on the production of peanut allergens and on the mechanisms by which plants cope with an energy crisis (such as occurs during anoxia caused by flooding).

Dr Bhumika Shah

+61-2-9850-8181

bhumika.shah@mq.edu.au

Cyanobacteria
Periplasmic binding proteins
Structure biology
Protein chemistry

Dr Anwar Sunna

9850 4220

anwar.sunna@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

My expertise is in gene cloning and expression, protein-carbohydrate and protein-protein interactions. In the last years my work has focused on developing new molecular capture and rapid detection techniques for environmental pathogens. Recently, I have developed new techniques for immobilization of proteins to solid matrices and functionalization of nanoparticles.

Dr Valentino Te'o

+61-2-9850-6955

junior.teo@mq.edu.au

I have a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology: Sequencing, cloning and expression of thermophilic genes in E. coli. In the last 17 yrs, I have been working on developing Trichoderma reesei as an expression host for the production of industrially important genes/enzymes/molecules. During this time I have supervised numerous postgraduate students from Honours to PhD level. My other research interests/focus include the development and manipulation of different sustainable and renewable microorganisms such as Euglena, oleaginous yeasts, algae, etc for the production of a wide range of biomolecules using synthetic biology, system biology and controlled fermentation techniques, etc.

Dr Sasha Tetu

+61-2-9850-8206

sasha.tetu@mq.edu.au

Microbial Ecology
Mobile Genetic Elements
Ecotoxicogenomics

A/Prof Andrew Try

+61-2-9850-8291

andrew.try@mq.edu.au

http://www.chem.mq.edu.au

Applications in chemistry where chirality is a central feature. These include liquid crystal design, asymmetric synthesis and separation science.

Dr Thomas Williams

tom.williams@mq.edu.au

https://research.science.mq.edu.au

Synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, systems biology

Professor Robert Willows

+61-2-9850-8146

robert.willows@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

Enzyme purification and functional analysis. This includes: assay development, structure function studies and recombinant protein production.

Dr Danny Wong

+61-2-9850-8300

danny.wong@mq.edu.au

http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au

Development and applications of electroanalytical chemistry to clinical, medical, biotechnoloigical and environmental diagnostics

Dr Xiaoxue Xu

+61-2-95806278

xiaoxue.xu@mq.edu.au

Inorganic chemistry & materials

Dr Run Zhang

+61-2-98506267

run.zhang@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Molecular probe and luminescence imaging;
Responsive nanosensors for biological systems

Dr ben herbert

98506267

benjamin.herbert@mq.edu.au

proteomics
stem cells
Dept of Chiropractic
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Mr Peter Bull

98509383

pbull@els.mq.edu.au

http://mq.edu.au

Medical Imaging and Radiation Science
Clinical Chiropractic

Dr Roger Engel

+61-2-9850-6387

roger.engel@mq.edu.au

Chiropractic, Osteopathy

A/Prof Goran Strkalj

98506719

gstrkalj@els.mq.edu.au

http://www.chiro.mq.edu.au

Biological anthropology, human variation, race, history of biological anthropology

Associate Professor Peter Tuchin

+61-2-9850-6384

peter.tuchin@mq.edu.au

http://www.chiro.mq.edu.au

Occupational Health Safety, Headache, Migraine, Insomnia, Neck pain neck

Associate Professor Subramanyam Vemulpad

+61-2-9850-9385

subramanyam.vemulpad@mq.edu.au

http://www.chiro.mq.edu.au

Medical Microbiology; Rapid diagnostics; Complementary and Alternate Medicine; bioactive substances from traditional medicinal plants; ethical partnerships with Traditional Knowledge owners

Dr Stephney Whillier

+61-2-9850-9387

stephney.whillier@mq.edu.au

education
neuroscience
pain and endocannabinoids
Mental health
Nutrition and diabetes mellitus II
Dept of Computing
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Peter Busch

+61-2-9850-9520

peter.busch@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Knowledge management, organisational learning, knowledge capital, social network analysis, information systems design, databases

Associate Professor Franck Cassez

+61-2-98502-951

franck.cassez@mq.edu.au

static analysis, program verification, real-time systems

A/Prof Stephen Cassidy

+61-2-9850-9581

Steve.Cassidy@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Multimedia annotation, semantic web, collaborative software, web development, language resources, data management, query languages for linguistic data.

Professor Robert Dale

+61-2-9850-6331

robert.dale@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Natural language generation, reference and anaphora, intelligent text processing, information extraction, automated grammar and style checking, the semantics of typography, spoken language dialogue systems.

Associate Professor Christophe Doche

+61-2-9850-9576

christophe.doche@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Cryptography/Algorithmic

Associate Professor Mark Dras

+61-2-9850-9580

mark.dras@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Language technology: processing human language via computers, such as in machine translation.

Dr Leonard Hamey

+61-2-9850-9527

len.hamey@mq.edu.au

Computing/pattern recognition: computer vision and machine learning, image processing, artificial neural networks

Associate Professor Michael Hitchens

+61-2-9850-9538

michael.hitchens@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Computer Games, including story in computer games, user experience and the relationship between player and avatar
Computer Security, including access control, trust and security in distributed systems

Professor Mark Johnson

+61-2-9850-9525

mark.johnson@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Computational Linguistics
Machine Learning

Professor Michael Johnson

+61-2-9850-9583

michael.johnson@mq.edu.au

http://www.cs.mq.edu.au

Category theory (mathematics), including applications to computer science, data modelling, information systems and systems interoperations using formal methods.

A/Prof Manolya Kavakli-Thorne

+61-2-9850-9572

manolya.kavakli@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Design Cognition, Design Computing, Visual Cognition, Human Computer Interaction, User Interface Design, Ubiquitous Systems, Virtual Reality Engineering, Computer Games Design.

Associate Professor Leszek Maciaszek

+61-2-9850-9519

leszek.maciaszek@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

software engineering, databases, enterprise information systems, business process management, services computing

Professor Bernard Mans

+61-2-9850-9514

bernard.mans@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Algorithms, Graphs, Distributed Computing, Mobile Networks, Theoretical Computer Science, Wireless and Mobile Networks, Vehicular networks, Dynamic graphs and networks.

Professor Annabelle McIver

+61-2-9850-9579

annabelle.mciver@mq.edu.au

https://www.comp.mq.edu.au

The analysis of complex computing systems for performance, safety-critical aspects and security.

Dr Diego Molla-Aliod

+61-2-9850-9531

diego.molla-aliod@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Computational linguistics, information extraction, question answering, natural language processing, named entity recognition, bioNLP

Associate Professor Abhaya Nayak

+61-2-9850-9565

abhaya.nayak@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning)

Professor Mehmet Orgun

+61-2-9850-9570

mehmet.orgun@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Intelligent systems

Professor Josef Pieprzyk

+61 2 94567596

josef@science.mq.edu.au

http://www.science.mq.edu.au

Cryptography, Cryptanalysis, Computer Security, Information Privacy, Authentication, Cryptographic Protocols, Multiparty Computations, Web Security, Watermarking, e-Commerce, e-Voting Protocols, Formal Verification Techniques.

Professor Deborah Richards

+61-2-9850-9567

deborah.richards@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

knowledge acquisition, Knowledge based systems, knowledge management, agent-based systems, virtual reality, education

Dr Rolf Schwitter

rolf.schwitter@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

(Controlled) natural language processing, knowledge-based question answering, knowledge representation, automated reasoning

Dr Rajan Shankaran

EXTY:9537

rajan.shankaran@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Network security

Professor Igor Shparlinski

+61-2-9850-9585

igor.shparlinski@mq.edu.au

http://comp.mq.edu.au

Theoretic Computer Science, Cryptography, Number theory

Associate Professor Anthony Sloane

+61-2-9850-9582

anthony.sloane@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Software design and development, programming language design and implementation, language processor generation, and programming environments and tools.

Dr Stephen Smith

stephen.smith@mq.edu.au

Green IS, Identity Crimes, IS Security

Dr Ron Steinfeld

+61298506346

ron.steinfeld@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Cryptography

Professor Vijay VARADHARAJAN

+61-2-9850-9534

vijay@science.mq.edu.au

Computing, Information Technology, Computer Systems and Software Engineering ---
Information Security, System Security, Cyber Security, Internet Security

Professor Dominic Verity

+61-2-9850-9522

dominic.verity@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

Mathematics (General Category Theory, Higher Category Theory, Homotopy Theory, Algebraic Topology) and Computer Science (Programming Language Theory and Implementation).

Associate Professor Yan Wang

+61-2-9850-9539

yan.wang@mq.edu.au

http://www.comp.mq.edu.au

trusted computing, service computing, social computing, security, e-commerce, P2P, mobile agent

Professor Jian Yang

+61-2-9850-9584

jian.yang@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

web service technology, business process management, security and trust management in collaborative business
Dept of Earth & Planetary Sciences
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Juan Afonso

8298

juan.afonso@mq.edu.au

http://www.eps.mq.edu.au

Geophysics, Probabilistic Inversion, Numerical Methods, Geodynamics, Thermodynamic-Thermomechanical simulations

Dr Elena Belousova

+61-2-9850-6126

elena.belousova@mq.edu.au

http://www.gemoc.mq.edu.au

Geochemistry
Geochronology

Associate Professor Simon Clark

+61-2-9850-8166

simon.clark@mq.edu.au

http://eps.mq.edu.au

Experimental high pressure mineral physics, synchrotron radiation, neutron, diamond and multianvil cells, resistive and laser heating.

Associate Professor Nathan Daczko

+61-2-9850-8371

nathan.daczko@mq.edu.au

http://www.eps.mq.edu.au

Structural geology and tectonics, metamorphic petrology and thermobarometry, evolution of plate boundary zones, integration of geological and geophysical data, geochronology, and field mapping

Associate Professor Kelsie Dadd

+61-2-9850-7763

kelsie.dadd@mq.edu.au

http://www.es.mq.edu.au

Physical volcanology, geochemistry and tectonics of the Lachlan and Thomson Fold Belts, eastern Australia. Learning and teaching in the earth sciences.

Dr Richard Flood

+61-2-9850-8370

richard.flood@mq.edu.au

http://www.es.mq.edu.au

Granite genesis, regional geology and the New England Fold Belt

Professor Simon George

+61-2-9850-4424

simon.george@mq.edu.au

http://www.eps.mq.edu.au

organic geochemistry, petroleum, bioremediation, astrobiology, fluid inclusions, geology

Professor William Griffin

+61-2-9850-8954

bill.griffin@mq.edu.au

http://www.gemoc.mq.edu.au

Geology: Evolution of the lithospheric mantle, the origin of diamonds and the genesis of the continental crust; development of in-situ microanalytical methods for major elements, trace elements and a range of radiogenic and stable isotopic systems; integration of geochemical, geological, tectonic and geophysical data; collaboration with the minerals exploration industry to apply knowledge of lithosphere structure and composition to brownfields and greenfields targeting.

Dr Heather Handley

+61-2-9850-4404

heather.handley@mq.edu.au

Island arc petrogenesis; magmatic evolution; subduction zone inputs; geochemistry; U-series isotopes

Professor Dorrit Jacob

9850-8428

dorrit.jacob@mq.edu.au

http://eps.mq.edu.au

Geochemistry, Biomineralisation, Mineralogy

Dr Mark Lackie

+61-2-9850-8377

mark.lackie@mq.edu.au

http://www.es.mq.edu.au

Palaeomagnetism. Rock Magnetism. Gravity. Seismics of Ice Sheets.

Associate Professor Craig O'Neill

+61-2-9850-9673

craig.oneill@mq.edu.au

Geodynamics, geophysics, planetary science.

Professor Suzanne O'Reilly

98508362

sue.oreilly@mq.edu.au

http://www.gemoc.mq.edu.au

Earth Sciences.
Geochemistry, Petrology, Tectonics and Geophysics.

My research aims to understand the composition and architecture of the inaccessible deep Earth by integrating information across the discipline boundaries of geophysics, geochemistry geology and geodynamics and in particular, how deep Earth processes have shaped the surface that we live on, and provide large-scale controls for the distribution of economic deposits.

Associate Professor Norman Pearson

+61-2-9850-8361

norman.pearson@mq.edu.au

http://www.gemoc.mq.edu.au

Petrology and geochemistry of the deep crust and lithospheric mantle; development and application of new geochemical analysis techniques

A/Prof Sandra Piazolo

02 9850 4407

Structural Geology, Precambrian Geology, Microstructures, Fluid-Rock interaction, Deformation studies

Associate Professor Tracy Rushmer

+61-2-9850-8366

tracy.rushmer@mq.edu.au

Earth Science-experimental petrology/rheology

Dr Bruce Schaefer

9850 8363

bschaefe@els.mq.edu.au

Isotope geochemistry, planetary geology

Professor Simon Turner

98508363

sturner@els.mq.edu.au

http://www.eps.mq.edu.au

Earth Sciences, Petrology, Geochemistry, U-series isotopes

Associate Professor Yingjie Yang

+61-2-9850-8414

yingjie.yang@mq.edu.au

http://www.eps.mq.edu.au

Geophysics, Seismology,Tectonophysics
Dept of Engineering
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Mohsen Asadnia

+61 2 9850 9528

mohsen.asadnia@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

MEMS, NEMS
Bioinspired sensory systems
Chemical sensing
Microfluidics

Dr Ediz Cetin

+61 2 9850 9103

ediz.cetin@mq.edu.au

- Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection and geo-localization
- Fault-tolerant SRAM-FPGA based reconfigurable circuits for aerospace applications
- Adaptive techniques for RF impairment mitigation for communications transceivers and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers
- Sampling techniques for multi-mode communications and GNSS receivers
- Software-defined-radio.

Dr Shaokoon Cheng

9850 9063

shaokoon.cheng@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Engineering design,
MASS and HEAT transfer,
RENEWABLE ENERGY,
Microfludics,
Computational fluid dynamics,
Finite element analysis,
Biomedical devices,
BIOMECHANICS,
Magnetic resonance imaging

Professor Yves De Deene

+61-2-9850-9152

yves.dedeene@mq.edu.au

Quantitative biomedical imaging
Three dimensional radiation dosimetry
Optical CT scanning
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS)
Medical physics
Hardware and software of MRI
Hyperpolarized gas MRI

Dr Sammy Diasinos

+61-2-9850-9146

sammy.diasinos@mq.edu.au

Aerodynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Wind Tunnel Testing

Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz

+61 2 98509129

eryk.dutkiewicz@mq.edu.au

http://www.engineering.mq.edu.au

Telcommunications, wireless communications and networking, LTE networks, Cognitive Radio Networks, Wireless Medical Body Area Networks

Professor Karunanayake Esselle

+61-2-9850-9141

karu.esselle@mq.edu.au

http://www.elec.mq.edu.au

Antenna, Electromagnetic and Microwave Engineering, with applications in wireless communications and biomedical systems. Theoretical analysis methods, design, development and testing.

Dr Gengfa Fang

98509124

gengfa.fang@mq.edu.au

http://www.engineering.mq.edu.au

Wireless Communications and Networking for medical healthcare; Broadband cognitive wireless networks; Security of Wireless networks.

Professor Stephen Hanly

stephen.hanly@mq.edu.au

http://engineering.mq.edu.au

wireless communications; information theory; communication networks

Dr Raheel Hashmi

0298509130

raheel.hashmi@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Antennas for microwave and millimetre wave applications;
High-Gain antennas and arrays;
Device integrated antennas for bio-medical, wearable, and sensor applications;
Periodic structures and frequency selective surfaces;
Wireless telemetry components and systems;
Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) resonator antennas;

Dr Raheel Hashmi

0298509130

raheel.hashmi@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Antennas for microwave and millimetre wave applications;
High-Gain antennas and arrays;
Device integrated antennas for bio-medical, wearable, and sensor applications;
Periodic structures and frequency selective surfaces;
Wireless telemetry components and systems;
Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) resonator antennas;

Professor Michael Heimlich

+61-2-9850-1095

michael.heimlich@mq.edu.au

RF/microwave/mm-wave circuit design and modelling. transistor and sensor modeling, high performance analog ICs, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and CAD for high speed/frequency and photonics applications. Wireless applications and characterization of circuits and materials. Antennas and propagating structures

Associate Professor Jahangir Hossain

jahangir.hossain@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Hybrid Microgrids, Smart grids, Renewable Energy Integrations, Electric Vehicles, Battery Energy storage systems, Transactive Energy Management, Voltage and Transient Stability, Robust Control of Power Systems, Cyber Secured Power Systems and Applications of Power Electronics in Power Systems.

Dr Md Huda

+61-2-9850-9598

nazmul.huda@mq.edu.au

Mechanical Engineering
Computer Aided Engineering: CFD/FEA/CAD
High Temperature Processing
Thermal Analysis (DSC, DTA, TGA)
Renewable Energy Research
E-Waste Recycling and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Industrial Process Modelling
Engineering Educational Research

Dr David Inglis

+61-2-9850-7747

david.inglis@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

micro and nano fabrication for life sciences: microfluidics for cell separation, microfluidic fundamentals and phenomena and nano fluidics for bimolecular concentration and separation

Associate Professor Stuart Jackson

+61-2-9850-9137

stuart.jackson@mq.edu.au

Optics - especially fibre optics
Lasers - especially fibre lasers
Spectroscopy - mainly of rare earth doped glasses
Mid-infrared - sources, nonlinear optics and detectors

Dr Yijiao Jiang

+61-2-9850-9535

yijiao.jiang@mq.edu.au

http://engineering.mq.edu.au

Photocatalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis, In situ spectroscopic techniques, Reaction engineering, Environmental engineering

Dr Sourabh Khandelwal

1645

sourabh.khandelwal@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Semiconductor Device Modeling and Circuits. GaN based RF and Power electronics applications, FInFETs, FDSOI and emerging electronic technologies.

Dr Yinan Kong

+61-2-9850-1094

yinan.kong@mq.edu.au

http://www.engineering.mq.edu.au

Digital Arithmetic
The Residue Number System (RNS)
VLSI and FPGA Technology
IC Design and Embedded Systems
DSP and Image Processing Circuit
Cryptographic Circuit

Dr Agisilaos Kourmatzis

+61-2-9850-9071

agi.kourmatzis@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Department of Engineering
Research Group: Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering

Professor Candace Lang

+61-2-9850-9149

candace.lang@mq.edu.au

MEchanical Engineerin
Materials Engineering

Dr Ruth Oliver

ruth.oliver@mq.edu.au

Magnetic resonance imaging, image processing, machine learning

Professor Anthony Parker

+61-2-9850-9131

tony.parker@mq.edu.au

http://www.engineering.mq.edu.au

Microwave transistor measurement and modelling. Nonlinear broadband techniques for radio integrated circuits. Gallium Nitride, Gallium Arsenide, HEMT and FET integrated circuit technology.

Associate Professor Sam Reisenfeld

+61-2-9850-6002

sam.reisenfeld@mq.edu.au

Telecommunication Systems Engineering, Satellite Communication Systems, Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, Modulation and Coding, Synchronization, Multiple Access, Signal Processing, Software Defined Radio

Professor Graham Town

+61-2-9850-9145

graham.town@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Electrical engineering.
Electromagnetics (DC to optical) - guided wave optics and photonics, RF and microwave, terahertz technology.
Broadband lasers and applications - multiwavelength fibre lasers, etc.
Integrated electronics and photonics.
Energy technology - energy efficiency, AC/DC-DC/AC conversion, solar energy, photovoltaics, wide bandgap switching devices and circuits.
Distributed power systems - electric vehicles, energy storage and management.

Associate Professor Rein Vesilo

+61-2-9850-9133

rein.vesilo@mq.edu.au

http://www.elec.mq.edu.au

Communications network performance, queueing theory, heavy-tailed distributions, long range dependence, resource allocation

Dr Wei Xu

+61-2-9850-4151

wei.xu@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Discipline:
Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering

Expertise:
1. 3D printing/additive manufacturing of titanium alloys for advanced structural applications including orthopaedic implants
2. Low modulus biocompatible beta-type titanium alloys
3. Design and development of nanostrucutred metallic alloys and composites
4. Solidification and solidi-state phase transformation of metallic materials.
Dept of Environment & Geography
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Ken Cussen

http://www.gse.mq.edu.au

Classical moral theory Liberalism, especially Kant, Bentham and Mill Applied ethics Environmental ethics European philosophy, especially Nietzsche
Dept of Environmental Sciences
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Associate Professor Paul Beggs

+61 2 9850 8399

paul.beggs@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Climate change, climate impacts, human health, biometeorology, allergens, pollen, fungal spores, allergic disease, asthma, heat-related disease, vector-borne disease, water-borne disease

Dr Deanne Bird

02 9850 8334

deanne.bird@mq.edu.au

http://riskfrontiers.com

Human geographer / social scientist working in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Dr Michael Chang

+61 2 9850 8158

michael.chang@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Dr Kei-Wai Cheung

+61-2-9850-6979

kevin.cheung@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Tropical meteorology, tropical cyclone, numerical weather and climate prediction, monsoon variability, dynamical systems, climate change impacts, extreme events, risk analysis

Dr Peter Davies

+61-2-9850-7220

peter.davies@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Environmental science and planning.
Expertise lies in the integration of science to policy or evidenced based decision making.
This draws on over 15 years experience as a senior manager in local and state government.

Dr Grant Edwards

+61-2-9850-7582

grant.edwards@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Environmental Science, climate science, atmospheric mercury, climate change, air-surface exchange, micrometeorology, Argicultural and industtrial air pollution, patmospheric particulate matter, boundary layer meteorology

Dr Emilie Ens

98508405

emilie.ens@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

I currently work in the multi-disciplinary space around cross-cultural ecology, Indigenous natural and cultural resource management, plant ecology and invasion biology. I currently co-supervise two PhD students from external Universities who are conducting cross-cultural fire and wetland ecology research in Indigenous Protected AReas in northern NSW.

A/Prof Patricia Fanning

+61-2-9850-7979

patricia.fanning@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Landscape evolution and environmental change; geoarchaeology; human-environment interactions in the past

Associate Professor Ian Goodwin

+61-2-9850-8354

ian.goodwin@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Environmental and coastal geoscience, climatology, environmental hazards, paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, earth system archives using ice cores, corals and sediments; earth system processes, sea- level change, coastal response and climate change in the Australasian, Antarctic and South-West Pacific regions.

Dr Alana Grech

+61-2-9850-7477

alana.grech@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

1. Spatial predictions of species distributions,
2. Cumulative impact and risk assessments in geographical information systems (GIS), and
3. Conservation planning in Indigenous land- and sea-scapes.

Dr Katharine Haynes

0404938981

katharine.haynes@mq.edu.au

http://www.riskfrontiers.com

Social dimensions of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Dr Paul Hesse

+61-2-9850-8384

paul.hesse@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

environmental history, Quaternary (last 2 million year) climate change history and processes, geomorphology, aeolian processes, sedimentology

Dr Christina Magill

98506310

christina.magill@mq.edu.au

http://www.riskfrontiers.com

Natural hazard risk assessment
Probabilistic tephra dispersal modelling
Impacts of volcanic eruptions

Professor Peter Nelson

+61-2-9850-6958

peter.nelson@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

energy and the environment; trace pollutants in the atmosphere; mercury; combustion generated pollutants; biomass and bio-oils

Dr Timothy Ralph

+61-2-9850-6378

tim.ralph@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Geomorphology, hydrology, sedimentology and soil development, river and wetland evolution, aquatic ecology and palaeoecology, aquatic ecosystem function, environmental change

Dr Ram Ranjan

+61 2 98507989

rranjan@science.mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Discipline: Environmental and Resource Economics
Expertise: Economics of Mitigating and Adapting to-- Climate Change, Water Scarcity and Invasive Species.
Socio-Economic and Ecological Resilience

Professor Vladimir Strezov

+61-2-9850-6959

vladimir.strezov@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Energy and environment, renewable energy; biomass technology; waste to energy conversion; energy and sustainability; trace elements from energy utilisation

Professor Mark Taylor

+61-2-9850-4221

mark.taylor@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Environmental Science: contamination in mining and smelting environments - especially lead [urban locations, aerosols, dusts. soil, sediments], environmental and human health implications, urban river health and condition, environmental law and science to policy issues.

Dr Kira Westaway

+61-2-9850-8429

kira.westaway@mq.edu.au

http://envsci.mq.edu.au

Geochronologist and Quaternary Scientist - establishing chronologies and reconstructing palaeoenvironments for archaeological sites in Asia/Australasia
Dept of Mathematics
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Associate Professor Michael Batanin

+61-2-9850-8926

michael.batanin@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Category theory, algebraic topology, operads, higher categories.

Emeritus Prof William Chen

+61-2-9850-8946

william.chen@mq.edu.au

http://www.maths.mq.edu.au

Irregularities of distribution and discrepancy theory

Professor Jim Denier

+61-2-9850-8956

jim.denier@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Applied Mathematics, applied mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, transition to turbulence, biological fluid mechanics, hydrodynamic stability, boundary-layer theory, compressible flows, high Reynolds number flows

Professor Xuan Duong

+61-2-9850-8948

xuan.duong@mq.edu.au

http://www.maths.mq.edu.au

My research field is harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, more specifically, singular integrals and function spaces.

Dr Richard Garner

+61-2-9850-9578

richard.garner@mq.edu.au

Category Theory

Dr Stuart Hawkins

4177

stuart.hawkins@mq.edu.au

Computational mathematics

A/Prof Stephen Lack

98508928

steve.lack@mq.edu.au

Category theory, algebra, topology

Dr Adam Sikora

+61-2-9850-8919

adam.sikora@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Linear Partial Differential Equations and Harmonic Analysis, Analysis, Lie groups: singular integrals, spectral and Fourier multiplier theorems, Bochner-Riesz summability, functional calculi and spectral analysis of elliptic and sub-elliptic differential operators, spectral analysis of operators with periodic or almost periodic coefficients, Riesz transforms, semi-groups of operators and heat kernels, wave equation.

Professor Paul Smith

+61-2-9850-8944

paul.smith@mq.edu.au

Mathematics

Dr Olena Vynogradova

+61-2-9850-8920

elena.vynogradova@mq.edu.au

http://maths.mq.edu.au

Applied Mathematics: rigorous methods for solving integral and series equations, ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions and integral transforms; mathematical modelling of scattering from open structures with edges, of canonical and of arbitrary shape, with applications to the study of resonant phenomena, antenna design, radar cross-section modification.
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Dominic Berry

+61-2-9850-6370

dominic.berry@mq.edu.au

http://www.dominicberry.org

Quantum information theory with an emphasis on quantum algorithms, as well as quantum measurement theory.

Associate Professor Gavin Brennen

+61-2-9850-4445

gavin.brennen@mq.edu.au

Physics: Quantum Information Theory, Atomic/Molecular and Optical Physics, Topologically ordered matter

Dr Robert Carman

+61-2-9850-7058

robert.carman@mq.edu.au

http://science.mq.edu.au

Physics/Plasmas,Optics,Atomic Physics, Computational Physics

Dr Russell Connally

98508111

russell.connally@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

The chemistry, photophysics and applications of time-gated luminescence (TGL). Synthesizing luminescent dyes, attaching these dyes to antibodies/nucleotides for the identification of pathogens using TGL microscopy.

Professor David Coutts

+61-2-9850-8970

david.coutts@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Lasers physics and applications including solid state lasers, high speed imaging and laser micromachining.

Dr James Cresser

612 98508913

jcresser@physics.mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

open quantum systems, non-Markovian master equations, quantum Brownian motion, quantum trajectory methods

Professor Judith Dawes

+61-2-9850-8903

judith.dawes@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

My research interests include solid-state lasers, photonics and photonic crystals, applications of lasers in medicine, dentistry and communications, and plasmonics.

Dr Joanne Dawson

+61-2-9850-8901

joanne.dawson@mq.edu.au

Astronomy & Astrophysics

A/Prof Orsola De Marco

+61-2-9850-4241

orsola.demarco@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Astrophysics

Dr Wei Deng

+61-2-9850-4479

wei.deng@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Dr. Wei Deng's current research interests are mainly focused on in vivo biological applications of metal nanostructures, including synthesis and bioconjugation of nanoparticles, nanoparticle-based drug delivery, in vivo gene silence, photodynamic therapy and bioimaging.


PhD scholarships for international Candidates
http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/Scholarships/schol-opportunities/hdr_scholarship_international_candidates_only

Dr James Downes

+61-2-9850-8900

james.downes@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Experimental condensed matter physics: organic semiconductors, magnetic semiconductors, synchrotron based soft x-ray spectroscopies.

Associate Professor Alexander Fuerbach

+61-2-9850-6145

alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Generation of femtosecond laser pulses and its applications in micro fabrication and medicine. Nonlinear pulse propagation in fibres.

Associate Professor Alexei Gilchrist

+61-2-9850 4443

alexei.gilchrist@mq.edu.au

http://ectropy.info

quantum information science, open quantum systems, quantum optics, quantum tomography.

Professor Ewa Goldys

+61-2-9850-8902

ewa.goldys@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

Ewa's expertise spans the fields of biophotonics, optical characterisation, ultrasensitive detection of analytes, biosensing, bioimaging. materials synthesis and characterisation and cathodoluminescence. Present projects belong at the interface of materials science, photonics and biotechnology, drawing on her earlier achievements in materials science and ultrasensitive optical characterisation.

Dr Simon Gross

02 9850 5021

simon.gross@mq.edu.au

Optics, Photonics, Lasers, Astrophotonics

Dr Luke Helt

+61-2-9850-6368

luke.helt@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Nonlinear quantum optics: the study of the generation and manipulation of non-classical states of light.

Dr Michael Ireland

(02) 9850 8901

michael.ireland@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

Astrophysics and developing novel optical/photonic instrumentation for astrophysics, in particular in the search for and the direct detection of extrasolar planets. Also fundamental stellar astrophysics (young and evolved stars).

Dr Lianmei Jiang

lianmei.jiang@mq.edu.au

Microfluidic-based biosensors, droplet microfluidics, single cell analysis, rare cell isolation and analysis in microfluidics.

Associate Professor Dayong Jin

2-9850-4168

dayong.jin@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

flow cytometry, lanthanide bioprobes, silica nanoparticles, cytology, fluorescence microscopy, semiconductor light sources and detectors, nanomaterials,
rare earth
lanthanide

Professor Deborah Kane

+61-2-9850-8907

deb.kane@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

Bio-optics, light/material interactions, photonic sources (lasers and incoherent), nonlinear dynamics and chaos, nitride growth diagnostics, cultural heritage conservation

Dr Varun Kumaraswamy Annayya Chetty Sre

098506367

varun.sreenivasan@mq.edu.au

Nanomaterials, Biofunctionalisation, Biomolecular Labelling, Microscopy

Dr Jon Lawrence

61298508901

jsl@science.mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Astrophotonics: design and development of integrated spectrometers for astronomical instrumentation, characterisation of direct laser written devices for astronomy. Antarctic astronomy: the PILOT 2.5 m Dome C optical/infrared telescope, PLATO the robotic Antarctic site testing observatory.

Mr Andrew Lee

+61-2-9850-6203

andrew.lee@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Solid state laser development
Terahertz (THz) sources and technology

Dr Douglas Little

98509159

douglas.little@mq.edu.au

Physics, Photonics.

Dr Yiqing Lu

9850 8190

yiqing.lu@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Optoelectronic engineering;
Analytical biotechnology;
High-throughput instrumentation;
Luminescence techniques.

Dr Richard McDermid

+61-2-9850-4476

richard.mcdermid@mq.edu.au

Galaxy Evolution

Associate Professor Richard Mildren

98508965

rich.mildren@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Physics of laser and light sources. Multi-wavelength and wavelength agile lasers. Raman and diamond lasers. High power lasers. Medical applications.

Associate Professor Gabriel Molina-Terriza

x6371

gabriel.molina-terriza@mq.edu.au

Quantum Optics
Nanophotonics
Spatial properties of light

Dr Matthew Owers

+61-2-9850-8910

matt.owers@mq.edu.au

Astrophysics

Professor Quentin Parker

qap@science.mq.edu.au

http://www.astronomy.mq.edu.au

Wide-field astronomical surveys, planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, low surface brightness galaxies, Galactic archaeology, fibre-optic instrumentation

Professor Helen Pask

+61-2-9850-8932

helen.pask@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Projects are available for exchange scholars, Hons, MSc and PhD programs in the areas of solid-state Raman lasers, Terahertz generation and Raman spectroscopy.

Dr Robert Pfeifer

+61 410 171 649

robert.pfeifer@mq.edu.au

Condensed matter physics:
- Tensor network algorithms: MPS, MERA, DMRG.
- Anyons: Theoretical and numerical study.

Professor James Piper

61 02 9850 8645

Jim.Piper@mq.edu.au

http://www.research.mq.edu.au

Solid-state lasers primarily on diode-pumped lasers and related thermal engineering, mid-infrared solid state laser materials, solid state Raman lasers, and novel self-frequency-doubling laser materials. High-precision ultra-violet laser micromachining of polymers, metals and ceramics using high-pulse-rate uv lasers

Associate Professor David Spence

+61-2-9850-8973

david.spence@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Photonics, short-pulse laser physics and applications

Dr Lee Spitler

+61-2-9850-4161

lee.spitler@mq.edu.au

http://physics.mq.edu.au

My research seeks to improve our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve through cosmic times. Galaxies are made up of observable objects (e.g. stars, dust and gas), so they provide an important way to understand the fundamental characteristics of the Universe we live in.

Dr Jan Staff

9850 6373

jan.staff@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

numerical astrophysics
high energy astrophysics

Professor Michael Steel

+61-2-9850-8916

michael.steel@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

The study of light generation and propagation in exotic waveguides, optical fibres, periodic structures and magnetic or non-reciprocal systems.

Associate Professor Daniel Terno

+61-2-9850-4162

daniel.terno@mq.edu.au

http://www.quantumscience.info

Quantum information, in particular detection and estimation, entanglement Open systems Canonical quantum gravity

Dr Joshua Toomey

+61-2-9850-9078

josh.toomey@mq.edu.au

Semiconductor lasers, nonlinear dynamics and chaos

Professor Jason Twamley

+61-2-9850-8908

jason.twamley@mq.edu.au

http://www.quantumscience.info

I study quantum information science, how we can use quantum science to perform computation, simulation, ultra precise measurements and other interesting tasks.

Dr Xavier Vidal

+61-2-9850-4164

xavier.vidal@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Nanophotonics
Optical characterisation and Light-Matter interactions
Optics and Photonics
Nonlinear optics

Dr Thomas Volz

+61-2-9850-8261

thomas.volz@mq.edu.au

Solid-state quantum optics, quantum photonics, and atomic physics

Professor Mark Wardle

+61-2-9850-8909

mark.wardle@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

Theoretical astrophysics, magnetohydrodynamics, shock waves, star and planet formation, jets, accretion discs, black holes, the Galactic centre, astrophysical masers

Professor Michael Withford

+61-2-9850-7056

michael.withford@mq.edu.au

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au

Miniaturisation engineering, laser physics and photonics

Dr Daniel Zucker

+61 (0)2 9850 4442

zucker@science.mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Resolved stellar populations, nearby galaxies, dwarf galaxies, stellar streams, Galactic archaeology, galaxy structure and evolution, astronomical surveys

Associate Professor Andrei Zvyagin

+61-2-9850-7760

andrei.zvyagin@mq.edu.au

http://www.physics.mq.edu.au

Discipline: Physics, Optics; more specifically, Optical Biomedical Imaging
Expertise: Biophysics
Dept of Statistics
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Kenneth Beath

9850-8516

ken.beath@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Mixture Models
Longitudinal Data
Latent variable models

Dr Ayse Bilgin

+61-2-9850-8509

ayse.bilgin@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Applied Statistics, Education Research

Dr David Bulger

+61-2-9850-8546

david.bulger@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Quantum algorithms for optimisation; stochastic optimisation

Dr Thomas Fung

+ 61 2 9850 4769

thomas.fung@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

The Variance Gamma (VG) and related models
Tail dependence
Semiparametric Generalised Linear model for time series data

Dr Petra. Graham

+61 2 98506138

petra.graham@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Statistics

Professor Gillian Heller

+61-2-9850-8541

gillian.heller@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Generalized linear modelling, latent variable modelling, functional data analysis

Dr Nino Kordzakhia

+61-2-9850-8549

nino.kordzakhia@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Pricing of financial derivatives under stochastic interest rate. Risk management of energy markets. Robust statistics.

Associate Professor Andrzej Kozek

+61-2-9850-8556

andrzej.kozek@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Mathematical Statistics, Nonparametric Statistics, Stochastic Finance, Stochastic aspects of gambling and investing, Computational Statistics, Theory and Applicatons.

Dr Kehui Luo

+61-2-9850-8563

kehui.luo@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Medical and health statistics; Survival analysis.

A/Prof Jun Ma

98508548

jun.ma@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Medical imaging, particularly PET and SPECT; statistical inversion methods; missing values and EM related algorithms, survival analysis, recurrent events analysis

Dr Maurizio Manuguerra

+61-2-9850-7838

maurizio.manuguerra@mq.edu.au

Biostatistics
MCMC

Professor Ian Marschner

+61-2-9850-8557

ian.marschner@mq.edu.au

Biostatistics; Clinical Trials; Epidemiology; Computational Statistics

Associate Professor Peter Petocz

+61-2-9850-9174

peter.petocz@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Pedagogical research in statistics and other disciplines, including contribution of professional dispositions such as creativity and sustainability to learning.

Dr Tania Prvan

9850-8561

tania.prvan@mq.edu.au

Nonparametric statistics
Computational statistics
Applied Statistics

Professor Barry Quinn

+61-2-9850-6475

barry.quinn@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Time Series Analysis; Signal Processing. The estimation of frequency.

Dr Georgy Sofronov

+61 2 98508544

georgy.sofronov@mq.edu.au

http://www.stat.mq.edu.au

Statistics

Professor Graham Wood

98508553

graham.wood@mq.edu.au

http://stat.mq.edu.au

Bioinformatics, Traffic accident modelling, Stochastic global optimisation
Environmental Sciences
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

A/Prof Kirstie Fryirs

+61-2-9850-8367

kirstie.fryirs@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Fluvial geomorphology, river management, sediment budgets and tracing, River Styles, sedimentology, landscape evolution, integrative river science

Dr Shari Gallop

0298506971

shari.gallop@mq.edu.au

https://scholar.google.com.au

Coastal oceanography and morphodynamics

Professor Damian Gore

+61-2-9850-8391

damian.gore@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

I am a geologist/geomorphologist specialising in contaminant geochemistry and contaminated site remediation. To help with research questions in these areas I use analytical X-ray methods (EDXRF, TXRF, XRD) and LIBS extensively.

Professor Neil Saintilan

02 9850 8422

neil.saintilan@mq.edu.au

Coastal geomorphology, wetland ecology, wetland hydrology, river and wetland management.

Dr Kerrie Tomkins

+61-2-9850-8357

kerrie.tomkins@mq.edu.au

Environmental Earth Sciences, Environmental Management

Dr Shuaifei Zhao

+61-2-9850-9672

shuaifei.zhao@mq.edu.au

http://web.science.mq.edu.au

Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Membrane Separation, Water Treatment, Gas Separation
Science Administration
SupervisorDiscipline/Expertise

Dr Anne-Louise Semple

+61-2-9850-8412

anne-louise.semple@mq.edu.au

Geography and PACE (learning through participation)