Tanya Monrotanya.monro@adelaide.edu.auwww.ipas.edu.au            Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS)•   Launched Nov 2009•   Transdisciplinary approach•   1 of 5 institutes ...
Traditionally science relies on…           reductionism            puzzles            repeatability           consistency ...
The challenges the world faces…              natural resource management              hunger              energy          ...
IPAS - VisionTo pursue a transdisciplinary approach to science –  bringing together physics, chemistry & biology to  devel...
Transdisciplinary philosophy                                    Transdisciplinary                                    scien...
IPAS       Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
New tools for measurement…. nutrients in soil            viruses                                                     gravi...
IPAS Research Programs                             Optical Materials       Surface Science &                     Lasers & ...
IPAS’s transdisciplinary approach                          Physics                                                        ...
Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
3 photonics revolutions                              1980s                  Now:  1960                   Optical fibres fo...
Fuel, wine and babies…        Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Emerging optical fibres newmaterials                            new structures                                            ...
Optical Material Development       Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Preform production       Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Optical fibre drawing – soft &silica glasses          Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Dosimetry                                    Intrinsic sensor for detecting                                       ionising...
New forms of optical fibres        Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
New platforms for sensing…         nL volumes              pM sensitivity                      hard to access areas       ...
Novel optical fibre based label-free diagnostic platforms:  from viruses to gastric cancerFrancois et al Biosensors & Bioe...
A fine line         “A fine line”         Glass art meets glass science         Exhibition at Adelaide’s Jam Factory      ...
ICWES celebrations at Government House, Adelaide!        Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Women & work …  In Australia women constitute:   45% of the workforce   11% ofprivate sector     managers   10 % of boa...
Margaret Shiel                                       Megan ClarkeCEO Australian Research                                  ...
Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Women in STEM / SET careers.. > 50% science graduates &18 % design, engineering, ICT grads female ~ 16 % SET workforce f...
ATSE – Australian Technological   Science & Engineering Academy In May 2011 agreed to set target ratios   for election of...
Food for thought… for organisations  Organisations that leverage the capacity of   women best will have a competitive adv...
“I always have this secret feeling that Imreally a fake or something, a phony.”- Marilyn Monroe                       Aske...
Food for thought…. strategies for personal success  Avoid feeling overwhelmed via reprioritization  Stop trying to be pe...
Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
Tanya Monrotanya.monro@adelaide.edu.auwww.ipas.edu.au            Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
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ICWES15 - Innovation in Photonics & Reflections on the Engagement of Women in STEM Careers. Presented by Prof Tanya Monro

  1. 1. Tanya Monrotanya.monro@adelaide.edu.auwww.ipas.edu.au Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  2. 2. Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS)• Launched Nov 2009• Transdisciplinary approach• 1 of 5 institutes at Univ. Adelaide• 140 members across physics, chemistry & biology• $97M multi-stagebuilding project• Illumin8, early 2013, 4000m2 new labs & offices tanya.monro@adelaide.edu.au www.ipas.edu.au Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  3. 3. Traditionally science relies on… reductionism puzzles repeatability consistency Science gives us the tools we need to solve problems… Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  4. 4. The challenges the world faces… natural resource management hunger energy climate change …cannot be solved with the tools of any one scientific discipline alone Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  5. 5. IPAS - VisionTo pursue a transdisciplinary approach to science – bringing together physics, chemistry & biology to develop powerful new sensing methodologies  Create new tools for measurement  Allow new questions to be asked in biology  Drive development of disruptive technologies Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  6. 6. Transdisciplinary philosophy Transdisciplinary science & teams Pushing the boundaries Disruptive technologies of knowledge solving problems (disciplinary science) New tools & approaches Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  7. 7. IPAS Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  8. 8. New tools for measurement…. nutrients in soil viruses gravitational wavessingle photon sources water vapour corrosion Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  9. 9. IPAS Research Programs Optical Materials Surface Science & Lasers & Novel Synthetic Chemistry Light Sources Medical Diagnostics & Biological Sensing Remote Sensing Chemical & Radiation Sensing Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  10. 10. IPAS’s transdisciplinary approach Physics New measurement Nonlinear optics Lasers tools for… Photonics Luminescence Environmental monitoring Optical fibres New sensing Wine monitoring platforms Virus detection Microscopy Surface In-vivo probes Surface science Plasmon Glass Embryo monitoring Resonance scienceCellular ProteomicsBiology Inorganic chemistryBiology Ancient DNA Chemistry Cancer researchAnalytical chemistry Synthetic Biochemistr chemistry Virology & y Immunology Organic chemistry Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  11. 11. Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  12. 12. 3 photonics revolutions 1980s Now: 1960 Optical fibres for Photonic tools forThe laser telecommunications probing our world Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  13. 13. Fuel, wine and babies… Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  14. 14. Emerging optical fibres newmaterials new structures adding functionality Y Y Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  15. 15. Optical Material Development Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  16. 16. Preform production Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  17. 17. Optical fibre drawing – soft &silica glasses Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  18. 18. Dosimetry Intrinsic sensor for detecting ionising radiation Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  19. 19. New forms of optical fibres Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  20. 20. New platforms for sensing… nL volumes pM sensitivity hard to access areas distributed sensing Y Y Y Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  21. 21. Novel optical fibre based label-free diagnostic platforms: from viruses to gastric cancerFrancois et al Biosensors & Bioelectronics 2010 Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  22. 22. A fine line “A fine line” Glass art meets glass science Exhibition at Adelaide’s Jam Factory 26 March – 7 May 2011 Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  23. 23. ICWES celebrations at Government House, Adelaide! Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  24. 24. Women & work … In Australia women constitute:  45% of the workforce  11% ofprivate sector managers  10 % of board members  2% of ASX200 ChairmanInternational Woman’s Day Theme for 2011:Equal access toeducation, training, science andtechnology: Pathway to decent work forwomen Attainment of women in STEM is an economic & productivity issue Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  25. 25. Margaret Shiel Megan ClarkeCEO Australian Research CE CSIRO Council 2009 - 2007 - Penny Sackett Australia’s Chief Scientist 2008 - 2011 Elizabeth Blackburn Australia’s first female Nobel Laureate 2009 Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  26. 26. Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  27. 27. Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  28. 28. Women in STEM / SET careers.. > 50% science graduates &18 % design, engineering, ICT grads female ~ 16 % SET workforce female ~ 10 % engineering industry workforce female ~ 78 % of these in lower responsibility positions ~ 40% SET employees to lecturer level are women ~ 10% SET employees > lecturer level are women Poor female representation in senior ranks not unique to Universities Figures have not changed during last 10 years Bell, 2009: “… This report, looking at the place and progress of women in science in Australia, presents a sobering account.” [Thx to Susan Pond] Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  29. 29. ATSE – Australian Technological Science & Engineering Academy In May 2011 agreed to set target ratios for election of New Fellows:  50% sourced from industry (includes business &senior policy sectors)  33% to be women Australasian Science, July 2011“These targets will enable ATSE to strengthen its role in the application of technological science and engineering for the benefit of Australia and its leadership on gender equity for the workforce in these fields.” Endorsed United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles & the development of a Program of Action to back ATSE’s Gender Equity Policy, to be led by Prof Susan Pond Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  30. 30. Food for thought… for organisations  Organisations that leverage the capacity of women best will have a competitive advantage  Equally true of technical roles &leadership roles Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  31. 31. “I always have this secret feeling that Imreally a fake or something, a phony.”- Marilyn Monroe Asked why, after living 50 years in Sydney, she had had no exhibitions, she replied: “No one asked me. I’m not one to push myself.” - on Nora Heyson, Artist Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
  32. 32. Food for thought…. strategies for personal success  Avoid feeling overwhelmed via reprioritization  Stop trying to be perfect  Reflect on what gives energy  Learn to say no  Be willing to take risks – use the “what is the worst that could happen” test  Avoid being put in a box – cross boundaries Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011
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  34. 34. Tanya Monrotanya.monro@adelaide.edu.auwww.ipas.edu.au Tanya Monro, ICWES, 21 July 2011

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