Engineering and Information Sciences


Rodney Vickers

Esteem Factors

1/1/2007 - 1/1/2008
Educational Strategic Development Fund (ESDF) Grant
Mapping Learning and Assessment of UOW Graduate Capabilities in Engineering and Physics

Current Positions:

Associate Dean - Education, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences


B. Sc. (Hons.) The University of Canterbury, NZ 1978
M. Sc. The University of Canterbury, NZ 1982
Ph. D. The University of Canterbury, NZ 1986

2006 - present :Associate Professor, Physics
2000 - 2005 Senior Lecturer, Physics
1998 - 2000, Lecturer Level B, continuing, Physics
1994 - 1997, Lecturer Level B, convertible, Physics
1989 - 1993, Research Fellow, contract, Physics
1985 - 1988, Research Associate, contract, Physics

Academic memberships
1993+, Member, Australian Institute of Physics

Research Interests:

Far infrared spectroscopy of impurities in semiconductors is the theme of most of the 17 refereed articles published since 2001. These include publications in such well regarded journals as Physical Review B and Applied Physics Letters. Techniques employed include the application of high magnetic fields and cooling of samples to below 4.2 Kelvin. External stress is also applied including an innovative technique of controlled self stress at low levels. Grants received included ARC discovery, ARC linkage infrastructure, ARC linkage international and research infrastructure.

Current research interests are in the generation of THz radiation and its use in spectroscopy.

Professional Activities:

Member of University of Wollongong Council


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) 2009

Research Students