Dr Jamie Laird | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Jamie Laird

Research Fellow, Research Fellow in Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Jamie Laird is an optoelectronic device physicist specializing in the role focused ion beams and ultrafast lasers can play in characterizing the response of these systems in radiation hard environments like space. He did his PhD at the UoM School of Physics on the development of ion beam based transient microscopy of Si microelectronics before moving to the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology in Japan for 5 years where he primarily focused on time-resolved ion and laser interactions in ultra-fast optoelectronics for space exploration coupled with 3D Technology CAD modeling of e-h pair plasma dispersion. He then moved to CALTECH (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) for several years developing a system for ultrafast laser microscopy of microelectronics for NASA missions to rad hard environments like the Jovian system. From here he returned to Australia and joined the CSIRO as the beam-line scientist for the high excitation quintuplet Nuclear Microprobe at the UOM School of Physics partly developing x-ray and gamma-ray flourescence microscopy. In parallel he has also developed photocurrent mapping microscopy for the geological sciences where micro-galvanic effects in natural minerals control the weathering process, can lead to ore deposition in hydrothermal environments and plays a large role in mineral processing