Dr Fiona J Beck

PhD in Engineering, MSci in Physics
FERL Fellow, ARC DECRA Fellow
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Areas of expertise

  • Photodetectors, Optical Sensors And Solar Cells 090605
  • Nanophotonics 100711

Research interests

My research spans the boundary between nano-scale optics and optoelectronic device design: harnessing an improved understanding of light-matter interactions to investigate new ways to convert light to other forms of energy. Our research group brings together expertise in numerical simulations, device design and fabrication, and advanced characterisation to demonstrate proof-of-concept devices with the potential to impact a range of applications; including alternative energy production, and the next generation of photodetection technologies for the biomedical and health industries

Research areas

  • nanophotonics
  • hot electron science
  • nanostructured optoelectronic devices

Application Areas

  • solar water spliiting
  • photovoltaics
  • photodetection

Biography

Dr Beck leads a research group focused on integrating nanophotonics and optoelectronic device design for applications in renewable energy production, and the next generation of photodetection technologies.

Dr Beck currently holds a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the ARC, as well as the Future Engineering Research Leader (FERL) Fellowship from the ANU. She joined the Research School of Engineering at The Australian National University as a research fellow and lecturer in 2015. She spent the previous 4 years as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, employing plasmonics to enhance the performance of novel optoelectronic devices. She obtained a PhD from The ANU in 2011, with a thesis on designing plasmonic light trapping schemes for applications in solar cells. She has an MSci degree in Physics from The University of Glasgow, and was awarded the Eve and Ravenscroft prize for the most distinguished graduate from the Faculty of Physical Sciences.  

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