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ICRAR’s research staff form the backbone of our activities in astronomy, engineering and data intensive astronomy.

They work across our many projects in areas as varied as telescope systems design and verification, large scale simulations of the Universe, and the overwhelming computing systems required for the next generation of telescopes and galaxy surveys.

Dr Gemma Anderson

Research Fellow

E: gemma.anderson@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 3785

I specialise in the rapid radio follow-up and monitoring of high energy transients. I study a wide range of astronomical transients (explosive or eruptive events) including gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), supernovae, black hole X-ray binaries, tidal disruption events, magnetars and flare stars.

Dr Arash Bahramian

Research Fellow

E: arash.bahramian@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9174

Data scientist/Astronomer

Specialization:
– Data analytics and statistical inference
– Data visualization
– Programming (Python, R, Matlab, etc.)
– Observational astronomy (radio, infrared, optical, X-rays)
– Black hole and neutron star astrophysics

Dr Nichole Barry

(Forrest Fellow) Lecturer

E: nichole.barry@icrar.org

Professor Kenji Bekki

Principal Research Fellow

E: kenji.bekki@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7730

Specialisation:

Dr Sabine Bellstedt

Research Associate

E: sabine.bellstedt@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7929

Dr Ramesh Bhat

Senior Research Fellow

E: ramesh.bhat@curtin.edu.au

P: 08 9266 9176

Specialisation: Pulsar astrophysics, Fast Radio Bursts

Dr Jess Broderick

Senior Research Fellow

E: jess.broderick@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 3929

A/Prof Barbara Catinella

Principal Research Fellow

E: barbara.catinella@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7760

Specialisation: extragalactic HI surveys, interstellar medium and star formation, galaxy evolution

Dr Rajan Chhetri

Research Associate

E: Rajan.Chhetri@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 3577

Dr Robin Cook

Research Associate

E: robin.cook@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 3819

Robin is a Belgian-born, Australian-bred research associate at ICRAR/UWA with a passion for all things science and astronomy. Robin is currently undertaking a postdoctoral research position with the Deep Extragalactic VIsible Legacy Survey (DEVILS) at ICRAR/UWA.

Robin began studying astronomy at Curtin University in Perth, WA where he completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in Astrophysics. He then went on to complete a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Western Australia studying cold gas reservoirs in galaxies under the supervision of A/Prof Barbara Catinella, A/Prof Luca Cortese and A/Prof Aaron Robotham.

Alongside research, Robin is also very passionate about science outreach and education. He regularly visit schools all around Western Australia to share the excitement of astronomy to communities both near are far. As a regular volunteer at the Perth Observatory, he also showcases the beautiful Western Australian night sky to the public.

Dr Luke Davies

Senior Research Fellow

E: luke.davies@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7750

All about the galaxy life cycle

Dr Davies looks at galaxies of all shapes and sizes to compare those that existed in the early Universe to those that formed more recently.

Luke’s big research question at the moment is ‘do galaxies form more stars when they dramatically smash together?’

Research Specialisation: Galaxy evolution by comparing the stellar, dust and molecular gas components of star-forming systems in the early Universe.

Dr Ben Dix-Matthews

Research Associate

E: ben.dix-matthews@icrar.org

Benjamin Dix-Matthews is a Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, working on the stabilisation of free-space optical links for metrology, geodesy, and communications.

Dr Richard Dodson

Senior Research Fellow

E: richard.dodson@uwa.edu.au

P: 08 6488 7842

Specialisation:

Data Processing for the SKA
Radio Interferometric methods
VLBI

Professor Simon Driver

Senior Principal Research Fellow

E: simon.driver@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7747

Specialisation: The evolution of mass, energy, and structure over all time.

Dr Bi-Qing For

Senior Research Fellow

E: biqing.for@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7729

Specialisation:
Multi-wavelength studies of the Magellanic System, HI surveys, stellar chemical abundances.

Dr Amelia Fraser-McKelvie

Research Associate

E: amelia.fraser-mckelvie@icrar.org

I’m a postdoctoral research associate working on science with large-scale galaxy IFU surveys (SAMI, MaNGA). My main interest is galaxy morphology, and understanding why galaxies look the way they do. I use a combination of techniques, including stellar population analysis, and gas and stellar kinematic tracers.

Mr Alex Frost

Research Associate

E: alex.frost@icrar.org

P: 0478619520

I am working on optical and mechanical systems for ground-to-space optical communications with the Astrophotonics group.

Dr Lilian Garratt-Smithson

Research Associate (ASTRO 3D)

E: lilian.garratt-smithson@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 6945

Specialisations:
Computational astrophysics – in particular hydrodynamical simulations, galaxy evolution and stellar feedback.

Dr Marcin Glowacki

Research Associate

E: marcin.glowacki@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 7929

Dr Adelle Goodwin

Associate Lecturer

E: adelle.goodwin@icrar.org

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Curtin University interested in accreting compact objects. My research ranges from theoretical modelling of explosions on the surface of neutron stars, to observations of neutron stars and black holes in binary systems, to radio observations of stars being destroyed by supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies.
I am a keen advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM, and currently serve as the Chair of the ICRAR-Curtin development committee.

Dr David Gozzard

Forrest Fellow

E: david.gozzard@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7784

Dr Brent Groves

Senior Research Fellow (ICRAR/ANU)

E: brent.groves@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 6772

Dr Kate Harborne

Astro3D Research Associate

E: katherine.harborne@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7203

A post-doctoral researcher specialising in computational astrophysics and galaxy dynamics at the UWA node of ICRAR.

Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker

Senior Lecturer

E: nhw@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9178

New telescopes, the flat flat desert and supernova remnants.

Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker gets to play with the first data from a brand new telescope, one of the first of its kind.

She’s discovering new things, creating some stunning images, and seeing a part of outback Australia that not many people get to travel to.

Specialisation: MWA Imaging & Calibration

Dr Minh Huynh

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

E: minh.huynh@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 4594

Specialisation: High redshift galaxies and AGN, formation and evolution of galaxies and multiwavelength surveys

Dr Clancy James

Senior Research Fellow

E: clancy.james@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9473

Dr Christopher Jordan

Research Associate

E: christopher.jordan@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9142

Specialisation:
– Ionospheric effects detected by the MWA
– Epoch of Reionisation
– High-mass star formation
– Programming (Rust, Python, Haskell, Ruby, bash…)
– Computing (HPC and pipelines)

Dr Budi Juswardy

Research Engineer

E: budi.juswardy@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9224

BUDI JUSWARDY received B.Eng (Electrical Engineering) from National University of Singapore, M.Sc from Nanyang Technological University, and PhD from Edith Cowan Unviersity.

From Jan 2001 to Jun 2002, He was attached to Institue of Microelectronic (A-Star, Singapore), working on SRAM and Delta-sigma modulator. He was an Electrical Engineer with Personal Communication Sector, Motorola Electronics, Singapore, from 2003 to 2006. He was with WA Centre for Microphotonic Systems, Electron Science Research Institute Edith Cowan University, as a Posdoctoral Research Fellow from 2009 -2010, working on LCoS and Optical Communication Circuits.

Currently, he is a Research Engineer with Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, Curtin University since 2011, working on Low-frequency Aperture Array Verification System for the Square Kilometer Array project. His research interests include RF Circuits and Systems, Optical Communication, and Renewable Energy Systems.

Dr Maria Kovaleva

Associate Lecturer

E: maria.kovaleva@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 7461

Maria will be working on SKA station simulation and verification to support SKA bridging activities. Maria’s expertise is in antenna design and numerical optimization. She also has industrial experience in satellite communications and emergency radio beacons. Her teaching experience includes mathematics, electronics and antennas and propagation.

Mr Mike Kriele

Research Associate

E: mike.kriele@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7784

Degree/Thesis Title: High Precision Mapping of the Diffused Low Frequency Sky

Dr Claudia Lagos

Senior Research Fellow and ASTRO 3D Fellow

E: claudia.lagos@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 3677

I am Research Assistant at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, in the University of Western Australia. I am in this position as an awardee of a Discovery Early Career Researcher. Before, I spent three years as a fellow at the European Southern Observatory. I was awarded my PhD from the Institute for computational cosmology in Durham University, in November 2012. My broad area of research is galaxy formation and evolution.
In 2014 I was recognised with a MERAC prize for the best European PhD Thesis in Theoretical Astrophysics in the years 2012 and 2013. Later in 2014, I was recognised in Chile as one of the `100 Women Leaders’ and one of the `100 Young Leaders’ of the country for my contributions to Astrophysics (see News). In 2016 I was recognised as the distinguished fellow of the year by the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA.

Dr Karen Lee-Waddell

Director (Australian SKA Regional Centre)

E: karen.lee-waddell@icrar.org

Dr Karen Lee-Waddell is the Director of the Australian SKA Regional Centre (AusSRC, https://aussrc.org), jointly appointed at ICRAR and CSIRO. In this role, she is leading the Australian effort to build computing and data intensive research capabilities that will support astronomers using the current and next generation of radio telescopes.

Karen is also currently the Project Scientist for WALLABY (https://wallaby-survey.org), the all-sky neutral hydrogen survey that is being conducted on CSIRO’s newest telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

Dr Jack Line

Research Associate

E: jack.line@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9169

Originally from the UK, I came to Aus in 2013 to do a PhD and never left. I’m a member of the MWA Epoch of Reionisation (EoR) team, who are trying to observe the Universe at the time when the first stars switched on.

I specialise in:
– EoR science
– Simulating radio interferometric responses, mostly what the MWA sees
– Modelling large complex galaxies like Fornax A using shapelets
– Using / writing GPU code to run simulations (I use a combination of python, C, and CUDA languages to write my software)

Example software packages I have written:
– https://github.com/JLBLine/SHAMFI
– https://github.com/JLBLine/WODEN

Dr Aaron Ludlow

ARC Future Fellow

E: aaron.ludlow@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 3501

Dr Christene Lynch

Research Fellow

E: christene.lynch@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 7049

Christene has a background in studying radio transients, with a focus on flare stars and exoplanet emission. She has a large amount of expertise with MWA data, including imaging and polarimetry. At ICRAR, she is an ASTRO 3D postdoctoral researcher working to help the MWA EoR collaboration improve its calibration sky model.

Dr Liz Mannering

Honorary Research Fellow

E: liz.mannering@icrar.org

Liz studied the X-ray properties of the black holes, jets and environments of radio galaxies during her PhD.

She now designs and builds outreach tools to allow members of the public to interact with scientific data or explain difficult astronomical concepts in an intuitive way, engaging new generations of would-be astronomers.

She is also a front-end web developer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory in Sydney, working on AAO node of the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) project, which connects researchers to a wealth of theoretical and observational data from telescopes across the globe.

Specialisation: Web design & development. Graphic design.

Dr Sam McSweeney

Associate Lecturer

E: sam.mcsweeney@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 3640

Areas of expertise & experience:
– Pulsar astronomy (emission physics, polarimetry, subpulse drifting)
– MWA high time resolution instrumentation
– Signal processing (polyphase filterbanks, tied-array beamforming)
– GPU acceleration (CUDA)

Active areas of research interest:
– Relativistic plasmas and coherent emission mechanisms
– Transient detection techniques
– Polarimetric calibration

Professor Gerhardt Meurer

Senior Principal Research Fellow

E: gerhardt.meurer@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7728

I am an American/Australian Astronomer, working at the University of Western Australia’s node of the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research.

From 1979 to 1983 I studied for my undergraduate BA degree at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), and the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand). From 1984 to 1989, I studied for my PhD at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (it’s current name, then it was Mount Stromlo and Siding Springs Observatories) at the Australian National University.

From 1990, I held postdoctoral positions at the Anglo Australian Observatory (Australia), Universit’e de Montr’eal (Canada), The Space Telescope Science Institute (USA), and the Johns Hopkins University (USA). I continued at the Johns Hopkins University as a Research Scientist until the beginning of 2010. That is when I arrived back in Australia to take up my position as a Research Professor at the University of Western Australia.

Dr Martin Meyer

Senior Research Fellow

E: martin.meyer@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7590

Specialisations: HI Surveys, Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Dr Bradley Meyers

Research Associate

E: bradley.meyers@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 7569

I am a radio pulsar astronomer, with a focus on intermittent emission phenomena. I also dabble in the fields of Fast Radio Bursts and other high-time resolution radio transient science.

Dr John Morgan

Research Fellow

E: john.morgan@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9105

Specialisation:
Solar, Heliosphere and Ionospheric Science (Particularly Interplanetary Scintillation), Low-frequency survey science, Very Long Baseline Interferometry

Dr Ian Morrison

Research Fellow

E: ian.morrison@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 7013

Ian is working with Randall Wayth in the Astronomical Instrumentation team, initially completing the development work for the upgraded MWA correlator then increasing support for SKA-related work including the EDA2 and future EPA. Ian has a background in satellite communications and has research interests in signal detection and SETI and is a member of SKA transients and cradle of life working groups.

Dr Ridhima Nunhokee

Research Associate – Astro 3D

E: ridhima.nunhokee@icrar.org

A/Prof Danail Obreschkow

ARC Future Fellow and Interim Head International Space Centre

E: danail.obreschkow@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7388

I am an astrophysicist at the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and the Head of the International Space Centre. I currently hold a Future Fellowship of the Australian Research Council.

I was born and raised in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. After graduating in theoretical physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, US), I obtained my PhD in extragalactic astrophysics at the University of Oxford (UK) in 2009. Subsequently, I spent two years in the private industry before joining ICRAR/UWA as a faculty member in 2011.

I have a passion for many fields in modern physics, astrophysics and cosmology. My primary research focus lies in extragalactic astrophysics, using a combination of analytical, computational and observational tools. I am also passionately committed to experimental research in microgravity and have served as a mission specialist on over 450 parabolic flight manoeuvres aboard the Airbus zero-g with the European Space Agency ESA.

Privately, I enjoy a family life with three lovely boys.

Homepage: www.quantumholism.com

Dr Nipanjana Patra

Research Fellow

E: nipanjana.patra@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9110

I am a Research Fellow at Curtin node of ICRAR. I did my Ph.D. in 2015 at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India with Dr. Ravi Subrahmanyan. I was a co-supervised student at the Australia Telescope National Facility (2012-2014) with Dr. Ron Ekers. I am an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer from the Indian Institue of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (erstwhile known as Shibpur B.E. College). I also worked as an Associate System Engineer at the IBM from 2007-2008 before joining my Ph.D.

Professor Chris Power

Senior Principal Research Fellow

E: chris.power@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7630

I am a computational astrophysicist working on a broad range of problems in galaxy formation and cosmology. My particular interests are in dark matter – what is its nature? what kinds of observations will allow us to discriminate between alternative models? – and in how feedback from stars and black holes (i.e. deposition of energy and momentum into their surroundings) impact the formation and evolution of galaxies. Most of this work requires powerful supercomputers, and so I also have an ongoing interest in scientific high performance computing.

I obtained a BA in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin in 1999, and a PhD from Durham University in 2003. Between 2004 and 2011, I held postdoc positions in the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Melbourne (2004-07) and with the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the University of Leicester (2008-11). I have been at ICRAR/UWA since 2011, initially as a research assistant professor, as a research associate professor and ARC Future Fellow, and since 2021 as a research professor. Here at ICRAR/UWA, I lead the Computational Theory and Modelling Group, a team of approximately 20 staff, postdocs and students working on a variety of simulation, modelling, and statistical problems in galaxy formation and cosmology.

I am a Chief Investigator for the ARC CoE ASTRO 3D, and I hold a variety of advisory and oversight committee roles, with a particular interest in astronomical high performance computing.

Mr Steve Raj Prabu

Associate Lecturer

E: steveraj.prabu@icrar.org

Degree/Thesis Title: Using MWA as a receiver for a passive radar system aimed at detecting and characterising space debris

Dr Danny Price

Senior Research Fellow

E: danny.price@icrar.org

Professor Peter Quinn

Professor

E: peter.quinn@icrar.org

Professor Peter Quinn was born in Australia and received his BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Wollongong in 1978. He conducted graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics at the Australian National University and received his PhD in 1982 with a thesis dissertation on dynamics of disk galaxy mergers.

Since then Peter has worked at the California Institute of Technology, the NASA Space Telescope Science Institute and the Data Management and Operations Division at the European Southern Observatory headquarters in Munich. In December 2005, Peter was awarded a Western Australian Premier’s Fellowship and took of the position of Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Western Australia in August 2006. He was appointed Director of ICRAR in 2009.

Dr Tristan Reynolds

Research Associate (ASTRO 3D)

E: tristan.reynolds@icrar.org

I work on surveys of the neutral atomic hydrogen (HI) in galaxies, in particular the WALLABY HI all-sky survey on the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). I am interested in the role of the environment on the evolution of galaxies and how the environment affects galaxies’ HI content. I am a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions.

Specialisation:
HI surveys, in particular the WALLABY HI all-sky survey on ASKAP

Dr Jonghwan Rhee

Research Fellow (ASTRO 3D)

E: jonghwan.rhee@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7570

Dr. Rhee’s research interest is galaxy evolution and cosmology using neutral hydrogen (HI) observation. He is now working on HI gas evolution out to z~1.0 using ASKAP DINGO and Parkes as well as HI spectral stacking and intensity mapping technique.

Dr Maria Rioja

Senior Research Fellow (ICRAR/CSIRO)

E: maria.rioja@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7849

Specialisation: Interferometry, Calibration, Astrometry

A/Prof Aaron Robotham

Principal Research Fellow

E: aaron.robotham@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 5564

I’m predominantly an observational astronomer, mostly working on the GAMA survey (both with redshift data and multi-band imaging). The main science I have been working on recent years has been focused on GAMA groups and close-pairs (which I constructed). I also dabble in simulations and semi-analytics, with a particular interest in mergers and intra-halo light at the moment.

My most recent research efforts have involved the development of a number of software packages that we use extensively within our group (and increasingly elsewhere). These are hyper.fit (hyper plane fitting), ProFit (2D galaxy modelling), ProFound (source extraction) and ProSpect (SED fitting). I supervise and collaborate with people on a number of related projects, so please get in touch if these interest you.

Mx Kathryn Ross

Associate Lecturer

E: Kathryn.ross@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 4670

Degree/Thesis Title: Spectral Studies of Radio Galaxies using GLEAM-X

Dr Giulia Santucci

Research Associate

E: giulia.santucci@icrar.org

My main research interest is studying massive galaxies, focussing on their stellar population and stellar kinematics, in order to better understand how these very peculiar galaxies form and evolve. I have been looking at the internal structure of galaxies in the local Universe (in the SAMI Galaxy Survey) and I am now focussing on galaxies at z~0.3 (MAGPI survey), using Schwarzschild dynamical models.

A/Prof Sascha Schediwy

Senior Research Fellow

E: sascha.schediwy@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 3430

Specialisation: Astronomy and space instrumentation.

Dr Nick Seymour

Senior Lecturer

E: nick.seymour@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 3736

Specialisation: galaxy evolution in deep radio and multi-wavelength surveys. Powerful radio-loud AGN. Doing unusual things with radio telescopes.

Mr Aaron Silvestri

Graduate Electrical Engineer

E: aaron.silvestri@curtin.edu.au

P: 08 9266 1289

Dr Marcin Sokolowski

Research Fellow

E: marcin.sokolowski@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 2046

Specialisation:

Dr Adam Stevens

Buckee Fellow

E: adam.stevens@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7627

Dr Adrian Sutinjo

Senior Lecturer

E: adrian.sutinjo@curtin.edu.au

P: 08 9266 9177

Specialisation:
Antenna theory and measurement, Radio astronomy instrumentation, Electromagnetic theory and computation, Radio frequency circuits

Mr Tian Jun

Research Associate

E: jun.tian@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 4505

Degree/Thesis Title: Studying radio properties of short gamma-ray bursts with the Murchison Widefield Array

Professor Cathryn Trott

ARC Future Fellow

E: cathryn.trott@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 1306

Specialisation: signal processing theory, Epoch of Reionisation, radio astronomy instrument design considerations, radio transients

Dr Tessa Vernstrom

Senior Research Fellow

E: tessa.vernstrom@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7744

Expertise/Interests: Extragalactic radio sources, properties and statistics, particularly in the μJy and sub- μJy ranges; source confusion; galaxy evolution; large-scale structure; the cosmic radio background; the synchrotron cosmic web; cosmic magnetism; high-redshift source properties; radio surveys; astrostatistics; machine learning; data visualisation methods

Keen to supervise students with projects at honours, masters, and PhD levels. Please feel free to get in contact

Surveys/Collaborations: ASKAP EMU (Project Scientist); ASKAP POSSUM (science team co-lead); MWA GLEAMX; LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project; SKA Pathfinders Radio Continuum Surveys working group (SPARCS, Chair)

PhD: University of British Columbia (2015)

Mr Kevin Vinsen

Senior Research Fellow

E: kevin.vinsen@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7743 or 0435 164 060

Specialisation:
High Performance Computing
Machine Learning
STEM in Schools

A/Prof Randall Wayth

Associate Professor

E: randall.wayth@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9247

Randall is a radio astronomer with a background in computer science and electrical engineering. He has broad astrophysical interests ranging from dark matter through to the birth of the first stars and galaxies. He has technical expertise in radio telescope design, digital signal processing, high performance computing and radio engineering. He has been involved with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope since 2005 and led the science commissioning and GLEAM survey teams.

As a scientist with a technical background, Randall bridges the gap between the science and engineering communities and works on novel ways to use radio telescope instrumentation. More recently he has taken on leadership roles within the MWA collaboration and is the Project Scientist for the SKA-Low Aperture Array Design Consortium.

Dr Tobias Westmeier

Senior Research Fellow

E: tobias.westmeier@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 4592

Dr Andrew Williams

MWA Instrument Engineer – M&C

E: andrew.williams@icrar.org

P: 08 9266 9474

My honours and PhD projects for UWA were mostly spent at Perth Observatory – I helped automate the 61cm telescope there, built the first digital camera in WA, and helped set up an automated supernova search. I then worked at Perth Observatory as a staff member from 1996-2013. My research there involved working with the PLANET and MiNDSTEp gravitational microlensing groups hunting for extrasolar planets. I started working on Monitor and Control software for the Murchison Widefield Array in 2008, and moved to Curtin in 2013, where I work as an instrumentation engineer, on the MWA and other projects.

Dr O. Ivy Wong

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

E: ivy.wong@icrar.org

P: 08 6436 8602

Research specialty:
-Physical processes that govern how galaxies form stars, grow supermassive black holes and evolve
-Multiwavelength observational astronomy
-Large radio continuum and atomic Hydrogen (HI) surveys
-Radio Galaxy Zoo (http://radio.galaxyzoo.org)
– Machine learning applications for future radio astronomy surveys

Matthew Young

Astronomy & Astrophysics Course Coordinator

E: matthew.young@icrar.org

P: 08 6488 7757

Specialisation: Education and Pulsar Astrophysics