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Scott Foster is a Principal Scientist with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
in Adelaide, South Australia. After obtaining a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the
University of Adelaide in 1996, he worked in the opto-electronics industry for 3 years before
joining DST as a Research Scientist in 1999. From 2003-2017 he led research into precision
photonic sensor technologies for undersea surveillance and, in partnership with defence
industry, has developed advanced fibre optic sonar systems. He currently leads national
multi-institute initiatives on precision quantum sensing technologies and next generation
piezo-electric materials. He holds 3 patents and has authored around 60 journal and
conference papers, with over 1000 citations in the literature, including important works on
distributed feedback fibre lasers and on the fundamental noise limits of fibre optic
measurement. His research interests include precision measurement and quantum sensors,
optical fibre lasers, advanced piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials, and their
application to sensing.