The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems will develop the next-generation of miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. By harnessing the disruptive concept of meta-optics, the Centre will overcome complex challenges in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale. The Centre brings together a trans-disciplinary team of world-leaders in science, technology and engineering to deliver scientific innovations in optical systems for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The research outcomes will underpin future technologies, including real-time holographic displays, artificial vision for autonomous systems to see the invisible, and ultra-fast light-based WiFi.

Funding: $34.9 million over 7 years
Centre Director: Professor Dragomir Neshev
Administering Organisation: The Australian National University

Participating Organisations:

  • The University of Melbourne
  • RMIT University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia
  • California Institute of Technology, USA
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • Northwestern University, Illinois
  • National University of Singapore
  • Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
  • Duke University
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • The Ohio State University, USA
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • University of California, San Diego
  • City University of New York, USA
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Seeing Machines Limited
  • IEE S.A.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
  • Hort-Eye Pty Ltd
  • Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited
  • Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
  • Questacon