New research centre to bring world’s best measuring device out of the lab

New research centre to bring world’s best measuring device out of the lab

  • Astrocombs
  • Information and Intelligence
  • Microcomb Science and Technology
  • Sensing and Measurement
  • Spectroscopy and Microscopy
The multi-disciplinary COMBS team includes world-leading experts from eight Australian universities (ANU, Monash, Swinburne, UTS, UniSA, Adelaide and Sydney) and 23 global partner organisations including The Garvan Institute, Advanced Navigation and the National Measurement Institute.

A collaborative research centre of excellence will develop ultra-precise measuring devices that could enable high-speed internet, better medical screening technologies and carbon emissions monitoring.

RMIT University will lead a consortium of universities and industry partners in the new $72 million ARC Centre of Excellence in Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science (COMBS), announced today by the Australian Research Council.

They will focus on bringing optical frequency comb technology – which translates electronic signals into light waves for high precision measurement – out of the lab and into a wide range of real-world applications.

Centre Director, RMIT Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell, said it was a major milestone in the growing momentum of optical frequency comb technology.

“A photonic chip industry has finally emerged and the unique technology it produces will transform many fields of science,” he said.

“After so much hard work by so many people, the stars are finally aligning.”

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