Facility for exploring light-matter interactions in space, time and energy

  • Fuhrer, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Stoddart, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ostrovskaya, Elena (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hattori, Haroldo (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Neshev, Dragomir N. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Davis, Jeffrey A (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kalantar-Zadeh, Kourosh (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Schiffrin, Agustin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kivshar, Yuri S. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bansal, Vipul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Juodkazis, Saulius (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bach, Udo (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gu, Min (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This proposal aims to create a readily accessible facility consisting of a suite of tools for the study of light-matter interactions in materials, molecules and biological systems. The facility - co-located at Monash, Swinburne, RMIT, ANU and UNSW - intends to combine local probes and pump-probe spectroscopy methods (from the visible to the far-infrared) for studying nanoscale femtosecond dynamics. It will be accessible to a broad user base and the first in its kind in Australia, cementing Australia's leadership in ultrafast spectroscopy techniques and nano/biomaterials, with projects spanning from novel topological materials, 2D semiconductors, light-harvesting charge transfer complexes, biological systems, to artificial metamaterials.
Effective start/end date24/04/1730/06/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$600,000.00
  • Monash University – Internal Department Contribution: A$78,000.00
  • Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution: A$26,000.00
  • Monash University – Internal University Contribution: A$78,000.00
  • RMIT University: A$300,000.00
  • Australian National University (ANU): A$100,000.00
  • Swinburne University of Technology: A$130,000.00
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW): A$40,000.00