Biographical entry Oreb, Robert
- Electrical engineer and Optical Scientist
Dr Robert Oreb is an electrical engineer and optical scientist who has expertise in the development of precision optical imaging instruments.
In 1999, with his colleagues at CSIRO he developed the RoadCrack system, the first system in the world able to detect road fractures as thin as one millimetre while travelling at high-speed.
In 2001 he was instrumental in establishing the Australian Centre for Precision Optics, of which in 2009 he was Chief Operating Officer. His research interest is the development and application of precision optical metrology based on phase-shifting interferometry and other techniques. This research has led to the development of precision manufacturing machinery, including the Optical Surface Profiler (OSP130) which was developed for the Royal Australian Mint.
- Award - Engineers Australia Research & Development Excellence award (Canberra Division) for OSP130
- Award - Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing ETRS Award for best research publication
- Award - CSIRO Medal (National and Divisional) for Roadcrack
- Award - Engineers Australia Excellence Award, Research & Development (National and Sydney Division) for Roadcrack
- Career event - Established CSIRO's Australian Centre for Precision Optics (ACPO)
- 'Dr Bob Oreb Chief Operating Officer', Australian Centre for Precision Optics, CSIRO, 10 August 2009, http://www.acpo.csiro.au/people/Oreb.htm. Details
- 'Oreb, Robert', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1491623. Details
- Ward, C., 'Robert Oreb', in CSIROpedia, 2011, http://csiropedia.csiro.au/display/CSIROpedia/Oreb%2C+Robert. Details
Created: 12 April 2012, Last modified: 18 March 2013