Meet the team
Professor Igor Bray
Professor Bray is a world-leader in the field of atomic collision theory, an excellent science communicator and a big-picture thinker, a combination of skills that has made him a great advocate and prominent speaker for science and science policy at local, national and international levels.
Professor Alisher Kadyrov
Alisher leads a small research team within the Theoretical Physics Group and his team undertakes a wide range of multidisciplinary research projects at the intersection of theoretical atomic and molecular physics and nuclear astrophysics.
Professor Dmitry Fursa
Prof Fursa works in the field of computational modelling of quantum reaction processes and has worked at Curtin University since 2007, where he conducts an active research program, teaches several undergraduate units, and supervises undergraduate and PhD students.
Professor Craig Buckley
Professor Craig Buckley is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Physics and Astronomy and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics. He has published over 200 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, which have attracted over 6525 citations.
A/Prof Nigel Marks
A/Prof Nigel Marks is a material scientist with a long standing interest in atomistic computer simulation. His other research interests include self-assembly in carbon, radiation damage in solids, semiconductor nanostructures and chemical effects due to beta-decay.
Dr. Brendan McGann
Associate Professor Mark Paskevicius
Mark Paskevicius is in the Department of Physics at Curtin University in Australia. His research is focussed on the storage of renewable energy. He is dedicated to developing new materials for solid-state hydrogen storage to store energy.
Research Associate Dr Jacob Martin
Dr Jacob W. Martin is a materials and combustion scientist with a strong interest in carbon nanomaterials, renewable energy and pollution reduction.
Dr Gemma Anderson
Gemma’s research uses radio telescope arrays on Earth to observe explosions in space. As well as conducting her own research, Dr Anderson also collaborates with astronomers around the globe including those using MeerKAT in South Africa.
Dr Nick Seymour
Nick’s research interests include high redshift radio galaxies, their environments, galaxy evolution at radio and IR wavelengths and obscured AGN.
Dr Marcin Glowacki
Marcin works on the detection and localisation of fast radio bursts (FRBs), rare extragalactic and extremely bright radio events on millisecond timescales we do not yet understand. He also has a background in spectral line radio surveys, and is a member of multiple surveys with the ASKAP and MeerKAT radio telescopes aiming to better our understanding of galaxy evolution by studying the star-forming gas content.
Dr Steve Prabu
Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker
Natasha works at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, and helped to commission the low-frequency SKA precursor radio telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), located in outback Western Australia. She specialises in developing new pipelines and algorithms for radio astronomy data processing, and searching the data for new discoveries.
Dr Nichole Barry
Physicist masquerading as an astronomer. Working with some of the world’s largest interferometers to measure some of the Universe’s faintest signals. Using sound analysis to perform statistical reconstruction of the birth of the first stars.
Dr Sam McSweeney
Dr Clancy James
Clancy is a postdoctoral research fellow working at the interface between transient radio astronomy and astroparticle physics. His research interests include cosmic rays, neutrinos, and fast radio transients.
Dr Ramesh Bhat
Professor James Miller-Jones
James is an expert in jets and accretion physics, working on jet launching around accreting stellar-mass compact objects, both in Galactic X-ray binaries and in ultraluminous X-ray sources in nearby galaxies.
Dr Bradley Meyers
Bradley’s area of expertise is radio astronomy. He studies a special subset of extremely dense stellar remnants, called pulsars, with a focus on uncovering how their radio emission is produced, and using them to measure the primordial gravitational wave background rippling across the Universe.