PROF Kenneth Crozier

PROF Kenneth Crozier

Positions

  • Optics (optical tweezers, spectroscopy, imaging) (Nano-optics, plasmonics, silicon photonics, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, optical trapping, optofluidics, microlenses, microscopy)
  • Semiconductor nanowires (incl. photodetectors) (Nanofabrication)

Overview

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  • Kenneth Crozier is Professor of Physics and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. This is joint appointment between the School of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Kenneth Crozier was a faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He joined Harvard as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2004, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. His research interests are in nano- and micro-optics, with an emphasis on plasmonics for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and optical forces, optofluidics and semiconducting nanowires. He has published in excess of 80 journal papers on these and related topics. He received his undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering (with first class honours, with LR East Medal) and Physics at the University of Melbourne. He received his MSEE and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2003, respectively. In 2008, he was a recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (USA) and a Loeb Chair at Harvard, an endowed position for junior faculty. In 2014, he was awarded an Innovation Fellowship from VESKI (Victorian Endowment of Science, Knowledge and Innovation) on his return to Australia. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of the Optical Society (OSA) and of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). His research group webpage is: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/crozier-group/   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Optical Society (OSA). Senior Member of OSA 2012 -
  • SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics. Senior Member of SPIE 2012 -
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Senior Member of IEEE 2012 - 2019

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Stanford University 2003
  • MSEE, Stanford University 1999
  • B. Sc., University of Melbourne 1996
  • B.E. (Hons), University of Melbourne 1995

Awards and honors

  • VESKI Innovation Fellowship, VESKI (Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation), 2014
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (U.S.A.), 2008
  • L.R. East Medal for Best Performance in Final Year Engineering, Institution of Engineers, Australia and University of Melbourne, 1995
  • Rowden White Prize in Engineering, University of Melbourne, 1994

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • His research interests are in nano- and micro-optics, with an emphasis on plasmonics for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and optical forces, optofluidics and semiconducting nanowires.