Scott Findlay

Assoc Professor

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ARC Future Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, 2020-present.

Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, 2016-present.

QEII Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, 2011-2016.

Principal Researcher, The University of Tokyo, 2010-2011.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Reserach Fellow, The University of Tokyo, 2007-2009.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, 2005-2007.

PhD (Physics), Complete 2005, The University of Melbourne

BSc (Hons), Physics, Completed 2001, The University of Melbourne.

Research interests

Scott's research interests centre around developing techniques for atomic resolution imaging of materials in (scanning) transmission electron microscopy.

Using theoretical modelling and numerical simulation to analyse the elastic and inelastic scattering behaviour of fast electrons moving through solids, Scott works closely with experimental collaborators to extract the maximum scientific information from experimental microscopy images.

Topics of current interest include:

  • Using segmented and pixel detector geometries to form novel and useful imaging modes.
  • Measuring the composition of materials at the nanoscale by using absolute-scale comparisons between experimental data and simulated images.
  • Quantitative determination of atomic scale structure in thick (for electron microscopy, i.e. tens on nanometers) nanostructures.

Monash teaching commitment

Chair of the School of Physics and Astronomy's Education Committee and School representative on the Faculty Education Committee

Level 2 Physics Coordinator

Chief Examiner and Unit Coordinator for PHS2081 and PHS2062

Lectuerer in PHS2081

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, Theoretical Aspects of Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 14 Dec 2005

Physics, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Award Date: 24 Apr 2002

Research area keywords

  • Atomic resolution imaging
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Theoretical Physics

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