Exciton Science congratulates Dane McCamey on being awarded the Sir Paul Callaghan Medal by the Australian and New Zealand Magnetic Resonance Society (ANZMAG).
The Medal commemorates the contributions of Sir Paul Callaghan (1947-2012) to magnetic resonance research, education and development in Australia and New Zealand.
It recognises a senior researcher within 15 years of completing their PhD and is awarded every two years.
Professor McCamey is an Exciton Science Chief Investigator and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW.
Dane completed his PhD at UNSW in 2007, followed by postdoctoral research roles at the University of Utah and the University of Sydney.
He returned to UNSW in 2013 and was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship a year later.
“I’m humbled to receive the Sir Paul Callaghan Medal and grateful to my fellow ANZMAG members for selecting me,” Dane said.
“The previous recipients of this award set a high bar, and I’m hopeful my group will continue to honour them and the award’s namesake by maintaining the high quality and impact of our research in the years ahead.”
Dane is a highly creative physicist who works at the intersection of quantum science, condensed matter physics and chemistry.
His work focuses on understanding the microscopic electronic processes that govern the operation of modern electronic materials and devices.
Dane is best known for his work on electrical detection of magnetic resonance, employing this technique to achieve influential results in silicon and in organic electronic devices.
In silicon, he has made important contributions to our understanding of spin-dependent recombination at high magnetic fields.
Dane demonstrated the first electrical readout of a nuclear spin in silicon via an electrically detected electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) approach.
In a 2017 paper in Nature Physics, he and his team first reported the presence and importance of a quintet intermediate state in singlet fission, in what has become one of the most cited recent papers in electron spin resonance.