About

Ron White is Node Director and Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies (CAMS).  He is Theme 3 Leader within CAMS focussed on the application of positrons in biology and medicine.    

More broadly Ron White's group is focussed on the modelling and simulation of non-equilibrium transport processes of charged particles in gases, soft-condensed and disordered materials. 

Ron is also a member of the Rapid Assessment Joint Venture between JCU and DAAF (formerly Department of Primary Industries) focussed on the non-invasive assessment of food qualilty and security. 

Teaching
  • BM5002: Professional Placement 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • PH1005: Advanced Stream Physics 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • PH1007: Advanced Stream Physics 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • PH2002: Classical Mechanics and Quantum Physics 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • PH2240: Atomic and Nuclear Physics (Level 2; TSV)
  • PH3008: Statistical Mechanics and Transport (Level 3; TSV)
  • PH5010: Directed Study (Level 5; TSV)
  • PH5020: Special Study A (Level 5; TSV)
  • PH5021: Special Study B (Level 5; TSV)
  • PH5022: Special Study C (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC1101: Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding (Level 1; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Charge transport in organic materials for application in organic opto-electronics and organic solar cells.
  • Modelling of Positron Emission Tomography
  • Modelling radiation damage from ionizing radiation
  • Low-temperature plasma discharge modelling and plasma accelerators
  • Swarm physics
  • NIR spectroscopy for food quality and security
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Publications

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Current Funding

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Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Positron Nano-Dosimetry: Fundamental Measurements of Positron Interactions and their use in State-of-the-Art Modelling of Positron Transport

Indicative Funding
$161,667 over 3 years (administered by ANU)
Summary
This proposal will provide unique experimental and theoretical information on how positrons - the electron antiparticle - interact with matter, in particular with biologically important molecules. This data will be used in a unique set of modelling approaches which will provide, for the first time, an insight into how positrons are transported through gases, liquids and ultimately, soft matter. It will thus have important ramifications for diagnostic tools such as Positron Emission Tomography. The fundamental research will also shed light on one of the key 'mysteries' of life - why the biological building blocks of life possess a definite "handedness", or chirality.
Investigators
Stephen Buckman, Michael Brunger and Ron White in collaboration with Gustavo Garcia and Zoran Petrovic (Australian National University, Flinders University, College of Science & Engineering, Spanish National Research Council and Univerzitet u Beogradu)
Keywords
Positron; Positron Emission Tomography; Monte Carlo Modelling
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Thermal Conductivity of Low-dimensional Out-of-equilibrium Quantum Systems: Theoretically Describing Thermal Transport in Semiconductor Nanowires. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Quantum Theory of Electromigration of Nano-Scale Electronic Devices (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Modelling of Radiation Secondary Elecgtron Transport and Damage in Human Tissue. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Anomalous Transport in Organic and Soft Condensed Matter (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Towards Nanodosimetry: Low-Energy Electron Processes and Transport in Biological Tissue (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Fluid Modeling of Electron Transport in Gas-liquid Interfaces (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Transport theory for charged particle transport in biomaterials (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • The Non-invasive Assessment of Avocado Maturity and Quality (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Monte-Carlo Modelling of Charge Transport in Heterogeneous Organic Semiconductors (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Far from Equilibrium Open Quantum Systems (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Spatial and Temporal Water Quality Changes During a Large Scale Dredging Operation (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Data Mining Algorithms for Optimising Analysis of Spectroscopic Data from on-line NIR Mill Systems: Improving System Calibrations for Quality Measures. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
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