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Professional Experience  
Oct 2007 - present
Associate Professor and
Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2009-2013)

ARC Special Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN) at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EE), The University of Melbourne.

Jan-Feb 2008 Visiting Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA.
Jun 2001 - Oct 2007 (7 months maternity leave)

Senior Research Fellow

The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jan-Feb 2007 Visiting Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Nov 1999 - May 2001 (4 months maternity leave)

Research Fellow

Photonics Research Laboratory (PRL), Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

1996 - 1997

Tutor, Laboratory Demonstrator

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

1995

Vacation Research Student

Control and Power Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

1994

Vacation Research Student

Photonics Research Laboratory, Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

1993

Trainee Electrical Engineer

SGS-Thompson Microelectronics, W. Malaysia.

 

Awards or Grants Received  
2009
  1. ARC Future Fellowship (2009-2013) - Unified Digital Networking for Wireless and Optical Access
  2. Melbourne University Research Collaboration Grant
2008
  1. ARC Discovery Project (2008-2013) - Delivering Next-Generation Broadband Internet Access to Australia: Integration of Broadband Optical and Wireless Networks
2007
  1. Melbourne University Joint Research Grant
2006
  1. Australian Academy of Science Scientific Travel Grant for travel to University of California, San Diego, USA (Jan to Feb 2008).
2003
  1. Australian Research Fellowship (ARF) 2004-2008
    Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant: Dr D Novak, Dr A Nirmalathas, Dr C Lim, Dr RB Waterhouse, "Integrated Microwave-Photonic Subsystems for Antenna Remoting Applications in Defence and Wireless Communications".
2002
  1. Chief Investigator 2003-2005
    ARC Discovery Project Grant: Dr A Nirmalathas, Dr C Lim, Dr C Chae, "Architectures and System Technologies for Intelligent Photonic Packet Routers".
1999
  1. Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE LEOS) Graduate Student Fellowship
  2. International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics MWP '99 Best Student Presentation Prize
  3. IEEE Student Travel Grant
  4. The University of Melbourne School of Graduate Studies Travel Scholarship
  5. Semifinalist in IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS '99) Student Paper Competition (2 papers)
1998
  1. First Prize, Poster Presentation, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne
  2. James Mirams Travel Scholarship
1996
  1. Dean's Honours List, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Melbourne
  2. Melbourne University Research Scholarship (MRS)
  3. Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Scholarship
1995
  1. Dean's Honours List, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Melbourne
  2. Vacation Research Scholarship, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne
1994
  1. Vacation Research Scholarship, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne

 

Education  
1996-1999

Doctor of Philosophy (1999)

Photonics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Thesis: "Technologies for Millimetre-wave Fibre-Radio Systems"
Supervisor: Associate Professor Dalma Novak

 

1992-1995

Bachelor of Engineering, First Class Honours (1995)

The University of Melbourne, Australia
Major: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

Publications  
 

From 1996 to May 2007, I have more than 120 publications, all of which are refereed. The majority are published by international journals or presented at international conferences or symposiums. Please refer to my Publications page.

 

Languages  
 

Fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin/Cantonese Chinese

 

Professional Affiliations, Activities, Memberships  
2009 - 2010
Steering Committee, International Microwave Photonics (MWP) and Asian Pacific Microwave Photonics (APMP)
Technical Program Committee, MWP 2009, APMP 2009, IEEE Photonics Society Conference (formerly  Lasers and Electro-optics Society (LEOS) ) 2008-2010, OECC 2010
2008
Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, MWP 2008, Gold Coast, Australia
Co-Chair, subcategory 2. Transmission Systems and Switching Technologies, of the Optoelectronics Communications Conference 2008 (OECC2008)
2007
Member, Technical Program Committee, APMWP 2007, Jeju Island, Korea
2006
Organiser/Co-Chair, Australian Workshop on Microwave Photonics, Melbourne, Australia
Member, Technical Program Committee, ACOFT/AOS 2006, Melbourne, Australia
2005
Member, Technical Program Committee, COIN 2005, Chongqin, China
1998 - present
Journal reviewer for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technology, IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transaction on Communications, IEEE J. Quantum Electronics, Optics Letters, Optics Communications, Optics Express
Present
Senior Member of Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA
Member of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS)
Member of IEEE Communications Society
Member of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).
Voting member of IEEE 802.16 working groups for new wireless standards.

 

 
Last Updated: 14 September 2009

 

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