Fiona J Beck joined the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering at The Australian National University as a research fellow and lecturer under the Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellowship in 2015.
She has an MSci degree in physics from The University of Glasgow, and was awarded the Eve and Ravenscroft prize for the most distinguished graduate from the Faculty of Physical Sciences. She obtained a PhD from The ANU in 2011, with a thesis on designing plasmonic light trapping schemes for applications in solar cells. She then spent 4 years at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, working with the Solution Processed Nanophotonics Group, employing plasmonics to enhance the performance of novel optoelectronic devices. In 2012 she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship (similar to a DECRA) to undertake this project.
2015-Onwards: FERL fellow, Research School of Engineering, ANU
2011-2014: Postdoctral Researcher, Solution Processed Nanophotonics Group, The Institute of Photonic Science, Spain
2007-2010: PhD in Nanophotonics for light trapping, College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University, Australia
2002-2006: First Class MSci in Physics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Grants and Academic Awards
2014 Future Engineering Research Leader Fellowship, RSE, CSES, ANU
2012 Marie Curie FP7-People-2011-IIF grant for the PECQDPV project.
2006 Ede & Ravenscroft Prize, awarded annually to the most distinguished graduate of the Physical Sciences Faculty at the University of Glasgow