Director – IDEAL Research Hub
Distinguished Professor Dayong Jin
Distinguished Professor Jin guides the overall research direction of the IDEAL Research Hub, including technology integration, partnership engagement and research performance.
He is also the Director of the Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices at the University of Technology Sydney.
Professor Jin is a world leader in engineering time-resolved photonics devices, and luminescent nanoprobes which can up-convert low-energy infrared photons into more useful visible light for high-contrast detection.
Professor Jin was named the 2017 John Booker medallist in engineering science and was a 2015 Eureka Prize winner for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. He also was lead researcher the project: New Nanoparticle Discovery to Aid Super-Resolution Imaging published in Nature in February 2017.
Deputy Director – IDEAL Research Hub
Professor Emily Hilder
Professor Hilder provides support to the Director to enable the smooth operation of the IDEAL Research Hub. She is also the Director of the Future Industries Institute at the University of South Australia.
An eminent analytical chemist, Professor Emily Hilder’s research focuses on the design and application of new polymeric materials used to improve analytical measurements including separations, environmental, food and bio-analysis.
Professor Hilder has been included in The Analytical Scientist’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ Power List four times, rising to 21st place in 2016. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies (ASTech).
Hub Project Manager
Ms Diane Vukelic
Diane’s career has been focused on leveraging technology to add value to end user and organisations with 20 years’ experience working with end users and technical suppliers – five years in the tertiary education sector managing project in Medicine at UNSW Australia and in the corporate sector working on technology related initiatives for companies such as Reuters and Dimension Data.