Personal details

Name
Professor Esa Jaatinen
Position(s)
Director of Graduate Research Education and Development
Faculty of Science,
School of Chemistry & Physics
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

My Research

After completing my PhD in laser physics from ANU, I spent 8 years at CSIRO investigating nonlinear optical interactions to develop laser based measurement solutions for government and industrial clients. Through my contributions I was awarded the 2001 Iizuka prize for research contributions in metrology in the Asia-Pacific region, and fellowships to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (Paris), National Institute of Metrology Japan (Tsukuba) and the Centre of Measurement Standards of Taiwan(Taipei).

After joining QUT, my focus has been the investigation of light-material interactions to develop practical sensors and photocatalysts that help Australia and the global community to safeguard society and protect the environment.

Specific areas of research interests are:

  • Stand-off Raman sensor systems
  • Surface enhanced Raman scattering
  • Plasmonic photocatalysts
  • Nonlinear absorption, dispersion and scatter in bulk and nanostructured materials

I am a Senior member of the Optical Society of America and a Chief Investigator within QUT’s Centre of Materials Science.

My Background in Graduate Research Education

Currently I am the Director of Graduate Research Education and Development and the Chair of the Research Degrees Committee, which oversees the skills development of QUT HDRs ensuring they are equipped to undertake their research degrees, life beyond graduation, as well as provide supervisors with the resources required for professional development so that they can develop their supervisory practice.

Prior to that through my own research experiences, I have been fortunate to guide over 25 PhD and masters students as principal supervisor to completion. This experience inspired me to undertake formal roles that help our future talented technology shapers have a rich and rewarding experience at QUT as well as developing the graduate capabilities necessary to succeed as researchers in both academia and industry. Over the past 10 years I have been the:

  • School Director Research Training for the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty Director Research Training for the Science and Engineering Faculty
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