Prof. Steven Tingay
John Curtin Distinguished Professor Steven Tingay is an astrophysicist. He is Executive Director of the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) at Curtin University in Perth, Australia and Deputy Executive Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).
His areas of expertise include building and using radio telescopes, as well as astrophysical interpretation.
Professor Tingay designs challenging and novel experiments to answer fundamental questions about the universe.
Author of more than 340 papers in international refereed journals, Professor Tingay has attracted over $120 million of research funding as Principle or Co-Investigator.
He is the Director of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) project, the low frequency precursor telescope for the Square Kilometre Array, and undertook a secondment in Italy as Director of the INAF Instituto di Radioastronomia in Bologna and Head of Section II of the INAF Science Directorate. He has also worked at CSIRO and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.