Welcome back!! It is exciting to have a full complement in the School again. For those who are only just returning please observe the COVID protocols and signage as we are still on alert. The Work Environment Group (WEG) will be carrying out spot checks to ensure we are compliant with the social distancing and hygiene guidelines. If you are still working remotely please confirm your change of working arrangements with your supervisor and School WHS. You will need my sign off to vary your working week on a continuing basis. I am happy if this is a transitional week for you, but please speak with your supervisor. By the way, the MakerSpace team have put together a great video introduction which encapsulates much of the School protocol, as well as access the space over this next phase.
It is with great pleasure that I announce Professor Jodie Bradby as the next Head of Electronic Materials Engineering. My thanks go to the applicants, who demonstrated care and vision in their excellent submissions. I am very grateful to Associate Professor Patrick Kluth for his time as Head, who will now step into the role of Associate Director (HDR) from August 1st.
The new teaching term is upon us and I take this opportunity to thank all those engaging with this essential program. We still have need for help in some of our courses, such as 1st Year, so please contact Professor Joe Hope or Ms Siobhán Ryman for details.
Lastly, I draw your attention to the launch of an independent report commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand Optical Society on the Photonics Sector in both countries (top right). This is a field our School has been involved with since the inception and it is impressive to see it grow to an annual production of $5B across 500 companies.
Have a great week back, and play safely.