Personal details

Name
Professor Esa Jaatinen
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Science,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Optical Physics
Phone
+61 7 3138 4281
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Australian National University), GradCert(TechManag) (Deakin University), HonsBSc(Physics) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • 2016- present: Senior member of the Optical Society of America
  • 2018- present: Australian Institute of Physics
  • 1991- 2016: Optical Society of America
  • 1991- present: Australian Optical Society
Keywords

lasers, nanoparticles, nonlinear optics, Raman spectroscopy, optical metrology, Vortex beams, plasmons, SERS, z-scan, saturated absorption spectroscopy

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Environment
Research discipline: Physics
Research program: Applied Optics
Research areas

Light propagation in nonlinear media
Understanding and accurately measuring nonlinear absorption and scatter of bulk and nanostructured media.

Enhancing the nonlinear response of media through light beam shaping.

Laser based sensing
Developing eye safe stand-off Raman systems and other spectroscopic sensors to safeguard the community and protect the environment.

Nanophotonics and plasmonics
Creating nanostructures to enhance local light fields to produce sensitive Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic sensors and environmentally sustainable visible light photocatalysts.

Areas of expertise

  • lasers and laser safety
  • non-linear optics
  • optical metrology
  • laser-based sensing
  • Raman spectroscopy
This information has been contributed by Professor Esa Jaatinen.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Physics
Teaching areas

  • quantum mechanics
  • optics
  • spectroscopy
  • lasers and photonics
  • non-linear and quantum optics.
This information has been contributed by Professor Esa Jaatinen.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2018
Details
Member of the National Accreditation Panel for accrediting Australian University Physics degrees.
Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2016
Details
Elected by my peers to Senior member of the Optical Society of America for my contributions to optics. With over 80 000 members world-wide, the OSA is world's peak society of researchers and professionals in optics research.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Program Committee member of COLA 2015 - the world's premier event for laser ablation research
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
2011 IQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim - Optical Society of America. Program committee member for southern hemisphere's largest research forum for lasers and optics.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
The Sponsorship and Exhibition Coordinator on the organizing committee of the 17th National Australian Institute of Physics Congress held in Brisbane on the 3-8 of December 2006.
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
1999
Details
The Australian participant in an international collaboration between Australia, Japan and Germany to pursue the International Standard Development of Virtual CMM. The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) International Co-operation Program provided over $1000000 in funds for the project.
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
1995
Details
Treasurer of the Australian Optical Society
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
1989
Details
Awarded the University of Queensland medal for academic excellence

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Development of a Portable Raman Sensor for Stand-off an Non-contact Detection of Unknown Chemical and Biological Hazards
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
PR08-0012
Start year
2009
Keywords
Remote Sensors;Non-invasive detection of hazards;Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy;Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy;Analytical Forensic Chemistry
Title
A New Nano-Sensor Technology for the Detection and Identification of Residual Vapours of Explosives, Drugs and Chemicals in the Air
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882614
Start year
2008
Keywords
Nanofocusing;Surface Plasmons;Optical Sensors;Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering;Microfluidics;Nanoparticles

Supervision