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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 transmission electron microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy.

Using theoretical modelling and numerical simulation to analyse the elastic and inelastic scattering behaviour of fast electrons moving through solids, I work closely with experimental collaborators to tease out the maximum of 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 shape and composition of materials at the nanoscale by using absolute-scale comparisons between experimental data and simulated images.
  • Developing the recent technique of annular bright field imaging for the direct imaging of light elements using scanning transmission electron microscopy.

Monash teaching commitment

Level 2 Physics Chief Examiner

Unit Coordinator for PHS2061, PHS2081 and PHS2062

Lectuerer into PHS2081 and PHS3042

Research area keywords

  • Atomic resolution imaging
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Theoretical Physics

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Research Output

Atomic resolution electron microscopy in a magnetic field free environment

Shibata, N., Kohno, Y., Nakamura, A., Morishita, S., Seki, T., Kumamoto, A., Sawada, H., Matsumoto, T., Findlay, S. & Ikuhara, Y., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 5 p., 2308.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

High contrast at low dose using a single, defocussed transmission electron micrograph

Clark, L., Petersen, T. C., Williams, T., Morgan, M. J., Paganin, D. M. & Findlay, S. D., 1 Sep 2019, In : Micron. 124, 10 p., 102701.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Large angle illumination enabling accurate structure reconstruction from thick samples in scanning transmission electron microscopy

Brown, H. G., Ishikawa, R., Sánchez-Santolino, G., Shibata, N., Ikuhara, Y., Allen, L. J. & Findlay, S. D., 1 Feb 2019, In : Ultramicroscopy. 197, p. 112-121 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

A menu of electron probes for optimising information from scanning transmission electron microscopy

Nguyen, D. T., Findlay, S. D. & Etheridge, J., 2018, In : Ultramicroscopy. 184, Part A, p. 143-155 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

A quantum mechanical exploration of phonon energy-loss spectroscopy using electrons in the aloof beam geometry

Allen, L. J., Brown, H. G., Findlay, S. D. & Forbes, B. D., 1 Mar 2018, In : Microscopy. 67, S1, p. i24-i29 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)