• Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek
    Abberior Instruments and Super Resolution Microscopy at Lastek

    Abberior Instruments has partnered with Lastek in Australia and New Zealand to offer the most complete experience for super resolution microscopy. Read more here.

  • Raptor Photonics OWL 640 SWIR camera
    Raptor Photonics OWL 640 SWIR camera

    Raptor Photonics OWL 640 is the best performing SWIR camera in the world. Demonstration system now available. Please enquire for details. Read more.

  • Toptica: DL pro with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro
    Toptica: DL pro with Digital Laser Controller DLC pro

    The new digital laser controller for TOPTICA’s tunable diode laser DL pro sets new benchmarks with regards to low noise and low drift levels.

    Demonstration system now available. Please enquire for details. Read more...

  • High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources
    High Finesse Laser Spectrum Analyzer Spectrometer for Broadband Sources

    Analyses multi-line or broadband spectra of cw and pulsed lasers, gas discharge lamps, and more.  Lastek currently have a demonstration system available for evaluation. Read more...

  • Alio Industries: True Nano™ Precision Motion Systems
    Alio Industries: True Nano™ Precision Motion Systems

    ALIO Designs and Manufacturers Proprietary Robotic Devices and Tools that Enable Precise Nano-Scale Movements for Manufacturing and Research & Development

    Read more...

Ricardas Buividas

 DSC2698

Ricardas has completed his PhD at Swinburne University in Nanophotonics, Master in Laser Technology and Bachelor in Computational Physics at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Ricardas has an extensive knowledge in laser fabrication particularly in ultrashort pulse laser micro-nano-fabrication (over 800 citations in the field), optical sensing including surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, optical and laser system design including micromachining and microscope systems. Ricardas joined Lastek in 2013 to promote ultrashort pulse lasers, systems and related applications. He is a factory trained engineer for Light Conversion, Workshop of Photonics and Femtika products. Additionally, Ricardas helps to support super-resolution STED optical microscopes from Abberior Instruments and light sheet microscopes from Lavision Biotech.

Shakil Rehman (PhD)

  

Shakil 400x600

Shakil completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, School of Physics with Professor Colin Sheppard in 2004 and since then has worked at various international organizations. In 2005, he joined, as a JSPS research fellow, at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan for a couple of years and then joined National University of Singapore at Bioengineering Department in 2007 and held a joint appointment as a research fellow at Singapore Eye Research Institute. Later in 2011, he joined a newly established institute: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), doing research in the fields of optical imaging and microscopy in Singapore and at MIT, USA.

In 2017, he returned to Australia and joined LASTEK Pty Ltd., where he is involved in the design and development of advanced imaging and microscopy systems. Shakil has built various optical imaging systems for biological and medical applications and is expert in physical optics, coherent and incoherent light sources, optical microscopy, multi-photon microscopy and digital holography. At LASTEK, he is involved in the design and development of high-resolution imaging and visualization tools, including optical microscopy, confocal and multi-photon systems.

Dr Victor Karaganov

Victor Karaganov

Laser Service & Optical Design and Consultancy

Victor joined Lastek in 2013 as a service engineer for high end laser systems, and for laser and optical design and consultancy services. Victor completed his Bachelor in Solid State Physics from Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, and his PhD in Atomic Physics from Flinders University.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lorien Bennett

Lorien Bennett

Technical Sales

Lorien joined Lastek in 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree from Flinders University.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jessica Mackintosh

Jessica Mackintosh

Technical Sales

Jessica joined Lastek in 2013, after completing a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Australia.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Carola Thoni

Dr Carola Thoni

After a short adventure into carpentry receiving a Carpentry Certificate, Dr Carola Thoni completed her studies in Biology at the University of Heidelberg with a BSci (Dipl. Biol.) working on cytoskeleton elements, using the first confocal microscope ( Heidelberg Instruments) at the time in Germany. Here she already worked at the Dept. of Cytology (Prof. Dr. E. Schnepf) as Research and Teaching Assistant for Microscopy, Cell Biology and Botany. She then received her PhD (doctorate of natural sciences) Thesis title: 'DNA replication in nucleus and chloroplasts during spore germination of mosses and ferns; development of methods to measure DNA content and nuclear volume using a confocal laser scanning microscope'. This research was funded by a research grant from the DFG (German Federal Research Organisation). Early in her PhD studies she worked half part for the Wild Leitz AG which then morphed into Leica Microsystems Lasertechnik where she continued to work afterwards. After travelling all over the world with her job she decided 1995 to come to Australia as Asia-Pacific Regional Product Manager for Confocal Microscopy for Leica Microsystems Pty. Ltd. looking after Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Since 2012 she works as Product Manager Advanced Microscopy Systems for Lastek Pty Ltd in Australia and Asia-Pacific, responsible for Abberior Instruments, LaVision BioTec, LifeCanvas Technologies and all related to Microscopy and Biology.

Her expertise is selling and teaching: Confocal Microscopy, Multi-Photon-Microscopy, Light-Sheet-Microscopy and related specimen clearing techniques, STED, GSDIM, FLIM, FCS, FRET, FRAP, FLIP…….


Memberships:
Australasian Neuroscience Society
Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society
Affiliations:
Monash University Affiliate since 2016
Honorary Fellow University of Wollongong since 2018

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miriam Cottrell

Miriam Cottrell

Payroll Officer/Accounts Assistant

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lyanage Perera

Image

Precision Machinist

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nada Previn

DSC 4473 02 Nada

Dispatch and Receiving Clerk

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Zhen Fang Gong

2870 52

Spectroscopy Service Engineer

Zhen is a physics graduate of Nanjing Normal University, an MSc from the Plasma Physics Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a PhD at the University of SA. He has extensive industry experience in spectroscopy in both Australia and China.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are here: Home Lastek