Alexey Veryaskin

Dr, Adjunct Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway, Physics

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Alexey Veryaskin born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (a former USSR Republic), in 1951, PhD, is the Director and Founder of Trinity Research Labs, an independent R&D laboratory based at the School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing of the University of Western Australia (UWA). He is an Adjunct Professor and a member of the UWA Quantum Technologies and Dark Matter Research Laboratory (QDM Lab). He received his MSc degree in electronic engineering in 1973 and PhD in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in 1982. In his early career, he spent 12 years as a research fellow at the Sternberg State Astronomical Institute of the Moscow State University (the Faculty of Physics) specialising in precise gravity measurements. He was also specialising in Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) applied to gravimetry and gravity gradiometry. In 1991, he was invited to join a team of researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland, UK) where he was working on a superconducting gravity gradiometer and some aspects of the Satellite Test of Equivalence Principle (STEP), a European space mission. In 1995 he moved to New Zealand where he patented a Direct String Gravity Gradiometer, a technology that attracted a significant investment either from the private sector or various institutions and government agencies across the globe. He also invented a Direct String Magnetic Gradiometer technology and an Extremely Low Frequency Interferometric System (ELFISTM), which is a new type of electromagnetic gradiometer. Recently, the ELFISTM technology has found its application for breast cancer early detection research and is currently under development at UWA. Prof Veryaskin moved permanently to Perth (Western Australia) in 2005, and has been working since on various applications of gravity, magnetic, and electromagnetic gradiometry. Currently he is working on a novel Gravity Gradiometer module (nicknamed TAIPAN) in collaboration with the Lockheed Martin Corporation (USA), which has been recently patented jointly by the Trinity Research Labs and UWA. He is a New Zealand Citizen since 1999, and an Australian Citizen since 2012 (a recipient of Australian Distinguished Talent Permanent Residence Visa in 2008).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Ph.D., Sternberg State Astronomical Institute/Moscow State University

Award Date: 14 Jan 1982

Electronic Engineering, M.Sc., Penza State Technological University (https://www.euroeducation.net/euro/ru105.htm)

1 Sep 196819 Jun 1973

Award Date: 19 Jun 1973

External positions

Director, Gravitec Instruments (AU) Pty Ltd

27 Sep 20061 Oct 2012

Director, Gravitec Instruments (NZ) Ltd

27 Nov 199519 Jul 2013

Technical Director, Gravitec Instruments Ltd

1 Oct 19951 Sep 2012

Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde

21 Apr 19921 Apr 1995

Industry keywords

  • Mining and Resources
  • Defence
  • Medical Devices

Research expertise keywords

  • Gravity gradiometry
  • Magnetic gradiometry
  • Electromagnetic gradiometry
  • RF Interferometry
  • Ultra Low Noise Electronics

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