Professor, Optical Sciences Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia


Saulius Juodkazis is Professor and Deputy Director of the Optical Sciences Centre at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. In 1998, he received his PhD (cotutelle) in experimental physics and material sciences jointly from Vilnius University, Lithuania, and Lyon-I University, France.

His current interests are in the fields of light-matter interactions occurring in small space (nanoscale) and time (femtoseconds) domains. He planned, established, and directs a multi-user Nanotechnology facility at Swinburne open to the Australian National Fabrication Facility ANFF users from December 2011. His research is focused on applying principles of light-field enhancement and its spectral control for applications in micro-optics, solid-state lighting, and solar energy conversion.

Professor Juodkazis has contributed to the development of a three-dimensional laser printing with nano-/micro-scale precision using femtosecond laser for applications in opto-fluidic, micro-optics, optical memory, and photonic crystals. He has shown experimentally the creation of high-pressure density phases of materials using tightly focused ultra-short laser pulses. He demonstrated that nano-textured surface of Si (black-Si) has bactericidal/biocidal property and acts as “mechanical antibiotic”, which can be mass produced. This work received 2017 Eureka prize for scientific research in Australia.

He is Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

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