Professor David McClelland

BSc(Hons) MSc PhD
Professor and Director, Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics, RSPhys and RSAA
College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • General Relativity And Gravitational Waves 020105
  • Lasers And Quantum Electronics 020502
  • Astronomical And Space Instrumentation 020102
  • Quantum Optics 020604
  • Optical Physics 0205
  • Astronomical And Space Sciences 0201

Research interests

Research interests include the development of optical techniques for laser-interferometer-based gravitational wave detectors, the generation and application of squeezed states of light, quantum-opto-mechanics and the applciations of interferometry to high precision sensing.

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David E McClelland received his PhD degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 1987.  He was awarded a Beverly Research Fellowship before being appointed in 1988 to The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, as a Lecturer.  He is now Professor of Physics and Director of the ANU Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics, a joint Centre between the Research School of Physics and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  He is the Chief Investigator for Australia's Partnership in Advanced LIGO.  He is also Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational wave Discovery (OzGrav).

Researcher's projects


Projects and Grants

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Updated:  30 September 2020 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers