Professor Ewa M. Goldys is Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics (cnbp.org.au) and Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE), Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Optical Society and winner of the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for ‘Innovative Use of Technology’.
Her research spans the interface of ultrasensitive optical characterization, biotechnology, materials science and photonics. A portfolio of her works is centred on the development and understanding of luminescence emission in doped nanocrystals where she developed advanced methods of synthesis and characterisation of fluorescent nanoparticles for applications in fluorescence labelling. Her expertise in ultrasensitive optical characterisation and nanotechnology led to the development of novel approaches to biochemical and medical sensing and diagnostics. Current projects focus on label-free non-invasive high content cellular imaging and characterisation of cell subpopulations, on nanoparticle chemical sensors and theranostics.