PROF Keith Nugent

PROF Keith Nugent


  • Optics (Synchrotron science, x-rays, coherence, quantitative phase imaging, biophysics, protein membrane imaging)



  • Professor Nugent leads the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science, a multi-instititional collaboration devoted to the application of X-rays to problems in biology.  It involves the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Monash University, Swinburne University and the CSIRO.

    Professor Nugent is also a Director of the public company Iatia Ltd.



Member of

  • Australian Institute of Physics. Fellow 2004 -
  • Optical Society of America. Member 2000 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, The Australian National University 1985
  • BSc, Adelaide University 1980

Awards and honors

  • Federation Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2006
  • Anne & Eric Smorgon, Smorgon Foundation, 2004
  • Victoria Prize, Victorian Government, 2004
  • Centenary of Federation Medal, 2003
  • RD100 award, R&D magazine, 2002
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2000
  • Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics, 1997
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, 1996
  • Edgeworth-David Medal, Royal Society of NSW, 1991
  • Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science, 1989



Available for supervision

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