Benjamin Kaebe

Benjamin Kaebe

Mr, BSc MSc (Engineering Science)

  • M468
    35 Stirling Highway


  • The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I see myself as equal parts dynamic engineer professional, researcher and teacher. All fields of science interest me; which helps me to think 'out of the box' and enables me to apply various techniques to many research fields.

I studied engineering science in Berlin, where I lived and grew up, and applied mechanical design engineering and fluid mechanics to medical applications for my bachelor’s and master’s thesis. This lead me to my first job as research and development engineer at Berlin Heart, a company, which designs Ventricular Assist Devices and passionate to help people with heart problems.

After a little detour in maintenance engineering mainly dealing with Volkswagen as key account, I migrated to Australia to start a PhD in aerospace engineering at UNSW Canberra at the ADFA. My PhD project gave me the opportunity to apply tuneable diode laser absorbtion spectroscopy to shock wave phenomena. This ignited my interest with optics and more fundamental atomic interactions. Also my passion for teaching awoke, as I had the opportunity to demonstrate, tutor and even lecture for a short time.

My current research is to optimize an optical cavity, which will be used as optical lattice for the optical lattice atomic clock.

Research expertise keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Laser spectroscopy