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AIP Student Conference 2022 WA

We are happy to announce this year’s Australian Institute of Physics WA Student Conference. Each year, the conference brings together young researchers from around WA and gives them the opportunity to formally present their projects in physics and physics-related disciplines.

Honours, Masters and PhD students are invited to attend and enjoy a day of networking and present their research in a friendly environment. Students can apply to give an oral presentation and/or present a poster. Details regarding the talk formats can be found on the registration page. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to register their interest to present or attend.

Abstract submission for oral presentations is now closed, however you are still welcome to present a poster:

Register your attendance or intention to present a poster via the online form here.

If you have submitted an abstract before the deadline, your attendance is already noted. If you need to edit your submission in any way, you will need to get in touch directly by sending an email to . Remember, abstracts are limited to one page although one paragraph is ideal. It is important to use the provided template for Word (download here) or LaTeX (download here). If you are writing an abstract for the first time, you might find some useful tips here. Please ensure that your abstract conforms to the format of the template, as we may ask you to resubmit if it does not.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical physics
  • Experimental physics
  • Computational physics
  • Astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology
  • Medical physics
  • Geophysics
  • Biophysics

We also encourage students working in other physics related fields to participate, such as physical chemistry, engineering, spectroscopy etc.


Register here to attend the conference. Morning tea, a fully catered lunch, afternoon tea and a sundowner to precede the AIP AGM Dinner will be included.


The full conference program, including speakers' abstracts, can be downloaded here.

A brief conference schedule, without abstracts, can be downloaded here or can be viewed below:

8:45 – 9:00 AM


9:00 – 10:00 AM


Rebecca D'Alonzo

Low dose fractionated radiotherapy enhances immunotherapy treatment outcomes

Aidan Loasby

Enhancing the Resolution of Airborne Electromagnetic Geophysics

Ian Kemp

Commercial Supercomputing Comes to Radio Astronomy – a Blind Search for Fast Radio Bursts

Tavis Bennett

Quantum Computation and Combinatorial Optimisation

Christine Anne Sinnott

Modelling of the External Radiation Exposure to Healthcare Workers and the General Public from Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Therapy Patients

Susmita Sett

Image based pulsar searches using the Murchison Widefield Array

10:00 – 10:10 AM

BREAK Physics Atrium

10:10 – 11:10 AM


John Tanner

Quantum Information Science and Quantum Circuits

Hannan Dempsey

Using 3D Printed Phantoms for the Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities: Moving Towards Safer Radiotherapy Techniques for Paediatric Brain Tumours

Phil Pickering

The foundational mysteries of quantum physics

Adam Singor

Fixed–Nuclei Photon Scattering Cross Sections for H+

Hamid Satari

Seismic array configuration optimization for ambient seismic noise measurements: Applied to gravitational wave detection

Kate Spicer

Doubly differential cross sections for ionisation in p-He collisions

11:10 – 11:20 AM

BREAK Physics Atrium

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM


Corey Plowman

Theoretical description of the energy and angular distributions of emitted electrons in p + H2 collisions

Andrei Ristea

Galaxy evolution probed by misalignments between the rotation of stars and gas in the nearby Universe

Nathaniel Barry

Multi-observer delineations and agreement of FET PET volumes in glioblastoma patients: Results from the TROG 18.06 FET in Glioblastoma (FIG) credentialing program

Bithiah Esabunor-Nukie

Hydrogen Permeability in Steel Pipeline Materials

Liam Tenardi

Characterization of a Novel Composite Microwave Resonator for Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Measurements of Binary Mixtures

Benjamin Stone

On the structure of interactions in conformal field theory

12:20 – 1:00 PM

LUNCH Physics Atrium

1:00 – 2:00 PM


Tyrone O'Doherty

Bamboozling Binaries

Nowar Eric Koning

The embedding formalism for supersymmetric field theory in anti de Sitter superspace

Gavin Pikes

Monte Carlo Simulations in the Modelling and Optimisation of Linac Bunker Shielding

Callan Michael Wood

Real-time Imaging of Relativistic Jets from Accreting Black Holes

Shawn Micheal Peter McSorley

Stabilised Optical Time and Frequency Transfer Using Digitally Enhanced Heterodyne Interferometry

Riley Croxford

Development of 3D Printed Patient-Specific Applicators for HDR Gynaecological Brachytherapy

2:00 – 2:10 PM

BREAK Physics Atrium

2:10 – 3:10 PM


Silvia Mantovanini

New candidate supernova remnants identified using the Murchison Widefield Array

Edric Matwiejew

Quantum Optimisation for Continuous Multivariable Functions by a Structured Search

Ari Jenkinson

3D-Printed Brachytherapy Nose Surface Applicators with Eye-Shielding for Clinical Use

Kyran Williamson

Energy Storage Rocks: Metal Carbonates as Thermochemical Energy Storage Materials

Emma Paterson

Verifying mode frequency shift in Twisted Anyon Cavity Resonators

Siqi Zhong

GW Early Warning Using UWA’s SPIIR Pipeline

3:10 – 3:20 PM

BREAK Physics Atrium

3:20 – 4:30 PM


Nicholas Antonio

Fully Stripped Beryllium-Ion Collisions with Atomic Hydrogen Initially in an Excited State

Andrew Lee

Evaluation and Implementation of Total Skin Electron Therapy Techniques in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Weichangfeng Guo

Mimicking Mergers: Are High-mass Binary Black Hole Signals Actually from Black Hole Captures?

Lucie Desage

Thermochemical energy storage materials and applications

Steven Samuels

Implementation of the Josephson Parametric Amplifier in Invisible Axion Haloscope Experiments

Angelica Waszewski

Identification of a heliospheric transient using Interplanetary Scintillation observations with the Murchison Widefield Array

The first place and runner-up talks will receive free entry to the AIP AGM dinner which will follow the conference at UWA. The best poster will also receive free entry and dinner! The best 15 abstracts will receive a 75% discounted entry to the dinner.

Organising Committee

  • Catriona Thomson (The University of Western Australia)

Previous WA Student Conferences

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