Dr Michael Cowley

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Faculty of Science,
School of Chemistry & Physics


Personal details

Positions

Astrophysics Research and Teaching Associate
Faculty of Science,
School of Chemistry & Physics

Keywords

Cosmology, Extragalactic Astrophysics, Physics and Astronomy Education, Lighting Physics

Discipline

Astronomical and Space Sciences

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (Macquarie University)
  • BAppSc(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BAppSc(Physics) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Professional Societies


  • Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA)
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ)
  • Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)

Astronomical Surveys


  • ASKAP-EMU (radio galaxy survey)
  • TAIPAN (optical and near-IR spectroscopic galaxy survey)
  • ZFOURGE (medium-band imaging galaxy survey)
  • ZFIRE (optical and near-IR spectroscopic galaxy survey)

Teaching

QUT Teaching History

2021

  • PVB210 Stellar Astrophysics - Lecturer and Unit Coordinator
  • PVB220 Cosmology - Lecturer and Unit Coordinator
  • PVB112 Physics of the Very Small - Lecturer and Unit Coordinator
  • SEB104 Grand Challenges in Science (Space Exploration) - Lecturer
  • STB100 Research Skills and Techniques - Lecturer
  • PVB304 Physics Research - Lecturer
2020

  • PVB210 Stellar Astrophysics - Lecturer and Unit Coordinator
  • PVB220 Cosmology - Lecturer and Unit Coordinator
  • SEB104 Grand Challenges in Science (Space Exploration) - Lecturer
  • PVB304 Physics Research - Lecturer
2019

  • PVB220 Cosmology - Lecturer and Unit Coordinator
  • PVB304 Physics Research - Lecture
2013

  • PQB460 Astrophysics 1 - Demonstrator
  • PQB660 Astrophysics 2 - Lecturer
  • PCB150 Biomedical Physics - Demonstrator
  • ENB130 Mechanical and Thermal Energy - Demonstrator

External Teaching History:


  • Astronomical Techniques (USQ)
  • Observational Astronomy (USQ)
  • Planetary Science (USQ)
  • Optics (USQ)
  • Introductory Astronomy (MQ)
  • Advanced Astronomy (MQ)
  • Science: Today and Tomorrow (MQ)

Publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Michael, explore their research in QUT ePrints (our digital repository).

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Awards

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • The role of environment in the evolution and fate of galaxies
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Nunzio Motta
  • Characterising distant galaxies by way of spectral energy distribution analysis
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Nunzio Motta