Professor Saulius Juodkazis

Chief Investigator

Professor Saulius Juodkazis has physics and material science training. His current interests are in the fields of light-matter interactions occurring in small space (nanoscale) and time (femtoseconds) domains.  He established and directs Nanotechnology facility at Swinburne (open to users from December 2011).

  • PhD cotutelle (Vilnius Univ., Lithuania and Lyon-I Univ., France) 1998
  • Research interests:
    • Nano-textured  surfaces (anti-microbial, optical sensors, light harvesting in solar cells, anti-reflection solutions for large scale optics, laser tweezers)
    • 3D laser printing with high resolution and throughput
    • High pressure/temperature phases of materials created by 3D confined micro-explosions
    • Synchrotron instrumentation and optical polariscopy
  • Current research projects:
    • Anti-bacterial surfaces (black-Si, black-Ti)
    • Photonic crystal light trapping for the record high efficiency of thin-Si solar cells (ARC Discovery)
    • UV surface charge removal in electron and ion beam imaging microscopy/nanofabrication
    • Slow light detection inside photonic crystal (NATO Science for Peace program)
    • Confined Nanoscale geometries to enhance sensitivity of plasmonic immunoassays (Luxembourg National Science Foundation)
    • 3D confined micro-explosion for generation of high pressure (ARC Discovery)
    • Fabrication of opto-mechanical transducers and optical elements (Bordeaux and Vilnius Univ.)
  • Technology/methodology transfers:
    • Black-CuO sensors for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy/sensors (FLEW Solutions Pty)
    • Femtosecond laser dicing (Laser Systems, KK, Japan)
    • Femtosecond surface nanotexturing for Raman sensors (Altechna R&D Ltd., Lithuania)
    • Absorption polariscopy at the IR micro-spectroscopy beamline at Australian synchrotron (ANSTO)
  • Recent research awards:
    • 2019 visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Yokohama National Univ., Japan
    • 2018 IdeX (Excellence) International Chair Professor at Bordeaux Univ., France
    • 2018 visiting professor at Shizuoka Univ., Japan, Vilnius Univ., Lithuania
    • 2017 Changjiang scholar (Laureate) Professor at Jilin Univ., China
    • 2017 Eureka prize for scientific research on mechanical antibiotics (with E. Ivanova)
  • Link to Publications
  • Fellowships:
    • Optical Society of America (OSA)
    • The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)


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