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Professor Zdenka Kuncic graduated from the University of Sydney with a first class honours in physics and obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. She has been in a teaching and research academic position at the University of Sydney since 2005 and has held several substantive leadership roles at the university, including as co-Director of the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, now Sydney Nano Institute.

In 2017, she was one of only two Australian recipients of an  Australia-Harvard fellowship which allowed her to travel to Boston to work with Dr Georges El Fakhri from Harvard Medical School, Director of the Gordon Centre for Medical Imaging. Their research investigated the use of magnetic nanoparticles to provide vital information for the detection and imaging of cancer cells using MRI/PET.

“Physics has a lot to offer to other disciplines,” she says. “The bottom line is that physics is everywhere. No matter what you do or see, you will find physics there.”

Research Interests

Prof Kuncic leads a highly interdisciplinary research program at the interface between the physical and medical/ life sciences. Her research focuses on developing and applying physics-based approaches (including mathematical and computational modelling, as well as experimental approaches) to gain new insights into the complexity of living systems and human diseases.

Her current research interests include:

  • Advanced biomedical imaging
  • Bio-nanoscience and nanotechnology in medicine
  • Complex physical systems and systems biology
  • Neurotechnology

Project Grants

“A targeted approach to age related disease: nanomedicines and the liver sinusoidal endothelium.”

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 2018 – 2020

“The Australian MRI-Linac Program: Transforming the science and clinical practice of cancer radiotherapy.”

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant 2018 – 2022

“Towards Personalised medicine with nano-theranostics”

NSW Boosting Business Program, Industry Engagement Seed Fund 2018

“Translating a medical nanotechnology device in Australia”

Global Connections Fund Priming Grant 2017

“A novel scintillating fibre array for cancer imaging and therapy.”

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project 2015 – 2017

“The ACRF image-X institute: eradicating cancer through innovation in imaging and targeted x-ray therapy”

Australian Cancer Research Foundation 2014 – 2015

“Synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy”

Go8 DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Cooperation Scheme 2013

“A phenomenological approach to improve radioembolisation treatment of cancer.”

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project 2012 – 2014

“Development of novel radiation detectors and computational techniques for improving the quality of life.”

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery 2010 – 2012

“A next generation detector for radiotherapy treatment verification with dual capability for simultaneous imaging and dosimetry.”

Cancer Council Project Grant 2010 – 2012

“Real time dosimetry”

Cancer Council Project Grant 2010 – 2012

“Investigation of a new portal imaging device for radiotherapy dose delivery verification.”

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 2009 – 2011

“Near-miss ARC QEII Fellowship”

University of Sydney Bridging Support Research Grant 2006

“Collaborations with Oxford University and University College London”

The Australian Academy of Science Scientific Visits to Europe Grant 2005 & 2007

 

Equipment Grants

X-ray detectors for tomorrow’s radiotherapy.

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant 2012 – 2018

Translational cancer research facility for pre-clinical image-guided focal radiotherapy.

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant 2016 – 2017

An adaptable and dedicated linear accelerator for medical radiation research.

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2012

The advanced computing facility for cancer research

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant 2010

Making radiotherapy safer and more accurate: developing detector technology for the next generation in treatment verification systems.

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant 2010

 

Year Award/Honour Institution
2017 Australia-Harvard fellowship Havard Medical School
2012 Citation for Excellence in Teaching University of Sydney
2009 Selby Research Award Australian Academy of Science
2007 Elected Fellow Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP)
1997-1999 1851 Royal Commission International Fellowship in Science and Engineering Royal Commission for the Exhibition of1851
1992-1996 Cambridge Commonwealth Trust International Scholarship The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust

Blake, S., Cheng, Z., McNamara, A., Lu, M., Vial, P., Kuncic, Z. (2018). A high DQE water-equivalent EPID employing an array of plastic-scintillating fibers for simultaneous imaging and dosimetry in radiotherapy. Medical Physics, 45(5), 2154-2168. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Lacombe, S. (2018). Nanoparticle radio-enhancement: Principles, progress and application to cancer treatment. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 63(2). [More Information]

Chaudhuri, R., Krycer, J., Fazakerley, D., Fisher-Wellman, K., Su, Z., Hoehn, K., Yang, Y., Kuncic, Z., Vafaee, F., James, D. (2018). The transcriptional response to oxidative stress is part of, but not sufcient for, insulin resistance in adipocytes. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1774 – 1-1774 – 15. [More Information]

Chaudhuri, R., Krycer, J., Fazakerley, D., Fisher-Wellman, K., Su, Z., Hoehn, K., Yang, J., Kuncic, Z., Vafaee, F., James, D. (2018). The transcriptional response to oxidative stress is part of, but not sufficient for, insulin resistance in adipocytes. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-15. [More Information]

Papaioannou, A., Kuyucak, S., Kuncic, Z. (2017). Computational study of the activity, dynamics, energetics and conformations of insulin analogues using molecular dynamics simulations: Application to hyperinsulinemia and the critical residue B26. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, 11, 182-190. [More Information]

Byrne, H., Gholami, Y., Kuncic, Z. (2017). Impact of fluorescence emission from gold atoms on surrounding biological tissue – Implications for nanoparticle radio-enhancement. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62(8), 3097-3110. [More Information]

Gholami, Y., Wilson, N., James, D., Kuncic, Z. (2017). Toward Personalized Dosimetry with 32P Microparticle Therapy for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 99(4), 1029-1038. [More Information]

Kim, J., Sun, T., Alcheikh, A., Kuncic, Z., Nuyts, J., Fulton, R. (2016). Correction for human head motion in helical x-ray CT. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 61(4), 1416-1438. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Kam, W., Scales, N., McMahon, S., Bennett, J., Byrne, H., Schuemann, J., Paganetti, H., Banati, R., Kuncic, Z. (2016). Dose enhancement effects to the nucleus and mitochondria from gold nanoparticles in the cytosol. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 61(16), 5993-6010. [More Information]

Papaioannou, A., Kuyucak, S., Kuncic, Z. (2016). Elucidating the Activation Mechanism of the Insulin-Family Proteins with Molecular Dynamics Simulations. PloS One, 11(8), 1-19. [More Information]

Blake, S., Cheng, Z., Atakaramians, S., Meikle, S., Lu, M., Vial, P., Kuncic, Z. (2016). In silico investigation of factors affecting the MV imaging performance of a novel water-equivalent EPID. Physica Medica, 32(12), 1819-1826. [More Information]

Vafaee, F., Krycer, J., Ma, X., Burykin, T., James, D., Kuncic, Z. (2016). ORTI: An Open-Access Repository of Transcriptional Interactions for Interrogating Mammalian Gene Expression Data. PloS One, 11(10), 1-21. [More Information]

Toghyani, M., Gillam, J., McNamara, A., Kuncic, Z. (2016). Polarisation-based coincidence event discrimination: An in silico study towards a feasible scheme for Compton-PET. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 61(15), 5803-5817. [More Information]

Domanova, W., Krycer, J., Chaudhuri, R., Yang, P., Vafaee, F., Fazakerley, D., Humphrey, S., James, D., Kuncic, Z. (2016). Unraveling Kinase Activation Dynamics Using Kinase-Substrate Relationships from Temporal Large-Scale Phosphoproteomics Studies. PloS One, 11(6), 1-14. [More Information]

Rollo, J., Banihashemi, N., Vafaee, F., Crawford, J., Kuncic, Z., Holsinger, D. (2016). Unraveling the mechanistic complexity of Alzheimer’s disease through systems biology. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 12(6), 708-718. [More Information]

Wong, M., Krycer, J., Burchfield, J., James, D., Kuncic, Z. (2015). A generalised enzyme kinetic model for predicting the behaviour of complex biochemical systems. FEBS Open Bio, 5, 226-239. [More Information]

Kim, J., Nuyts, J., Kyme, A., Kuncic, Z., Fulton, R. (2015). A rigid motion correction method for helical computed tomography (CT). Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(5), 2047-2073. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z. (2015). Advances in Computational Radiation Biophysics for Cancer Therapy: Simulating Nano-Scale Damage by Low-Energy Electrons. Biophysical Reviews and Letters, 10(1), 25-36. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z. (2015). Cancer nanomedicine: Challenges and opportunities. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(5), 204-205e.1. [More Information]

Shieh, C., Kipritidis, J., O’Brien, R., Cooper, B., Kuncic, Z., Keall, P. (2015). Improving thoracic four-dimensional cone-beam CT reconstruction with anatomical-adaptive image regularization (AAIR). Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(2), 841-868. [More Information]

Doran, S., Gorjiara, T., Kacperek, A., Adamovics, J., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2015). Issues involved in the quantitative 3D imaging of proton doses using optical CT and chemical dosimeters. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(2), 709-726. [More Information]

Shieh, C., Keall, P., Kuncic, Z., Huang, C., Feain, I. (2015). Markerless tumor tracking using short kilovoltage imaging arcs for lung image-guided radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(24), 9437-9454. [More Information]

Papaioannou, A., Kuyucak, S., Kuncic, Z. (2015). Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Insulin: Elucidating the Conformational Changes that Enable Its Binding. PloS One, 10(12), 1-18. [More Information]

Gholami, Y., Zhu, X., Fulton, R., Meikle, S., El-Fakhri, G., Kuncic, Z. (2015). Stochastic simulation of radium-223 dichloride therapy at the sub-cellular level. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(15), 6087-6096. [More Information]

Byrne, H., Domanova, W., McNamara, A., Incerti, S., Kuncic, Z. (2015). The cytoplasm as a radiation target: An in silico study of microbeam cell irradiation. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(6), 2325-2337. [More Information]

Doran, S., Gorjiara, T., Adamovics, J., Kuncic, Z., Kacperek, A., Baldock, C. (2015). The quenching effect in PRESAGE(R) dosimetry of proton beams: Is an empirical correction feasible? Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 573, 1-5. [More Information]

Hill, R., Healy, B., Holloway, L., Kuncic, Z., Thwaites, D., Baldock, C. (2014). Advances in kilovoltage x-ray beam dosimetry. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59(6), R183-R231. [More Information]

Monville, M., Kuncic, Z., Greer, P. (2014). An improved Monte-Carlo model of the Varian EPID separating support arm and rear-housing backscatter. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 489(1), 1-5. [More Information]

Shieh, C., Kipritidis, J., O’Brien, R., Kuncic, Z., Keall, P. (2014). Image quality in thoracic 4D cone-beam CT: a sensitivity analysis of respiratory signal, binning method, reconstruction algorithm, and projection angular spacing. Medical Physics, 41(4), 041912-1-041912-18. [More Information]

Gholami, Y., Toghyani, M., Champion, C., Kuncic, Z. (2014). In silico radiobiology: Have we reached the limit of Monte Carlo simulations? Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 489(1), 1-5. [More Information]

Blake, S., McNamara, A., Vial, P., Holloway, L., Greer, P., Kuncic, Z. (2014). Monte Carlo simulation of the transit dosimetric response of an a-Si electronic portal imaging device. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 489(1), 1-6. [More Information]

Blake, S., McNamara, A., Vial, P., Holloway, L., Kuncic, Z. (2014). Optimisation of the imaging and dosimetric characteristics of an electronic portal imaging device employing plastic scintillating fibres using Monte Carlo simulations. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59(22), 6827-6840. [More Information]

Cho, G., Ebert, M., Holloway, L., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C., Thwaites, D. (2014). Radiation treatment dose optimisation using Poisson tumour control probability parameters. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 489(1), 1-7. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Oelfke, U., Kuncic, Z. (2014). Revealing the underlying mechanism of microbeam radiation therapy with low energy Monte Carlo simulations. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 489(1), 1-4. [More Information]

Monville, M., Kuncic, Z., Greer, P. (2014). Simulation of real-time EPID images during IMRT using Monte-Carlo. Physica Medica, 30(3), 326-330. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Toghyani, M., Gillam, J., Wu, K., Kuncic, Z. (2014). Towards optimal imaging with PET: an in silico feasibility study. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59(24), 7587-7600. [More Information]

Fuangrod, T., Woodruff, H., Van Uytven, E., McCurdy, B., Kuncic, Z., O’Connor, D., Greer, P. (2013). A system for EPID-based real-time treatment delivery verification during dynamic IMRT treatment. Medical Physics, 40(9), 1-11. [More Information]

Blake, S., McNamara, A., Deshpande, S., Holloway, L., Greer, P., Kuncic, Z., Vial, P. (2013). Characterization of a novel EPID designed for simultaneous imaging and dose verification in radiotherapy. Medical Physics, 40(9), 1-11. [More Information]

Blake, S., Vial, P., Holloway, L., Greer, P., McNamara, A., Kuncic, Z. (2013). Characterization of optical transport effects on EPID dosimetry using Geant4. Medical Physics, 40(4), 1-14. [More Information]

Ng, J., Booth, J., Poulsen, P., Kuncic, Z., Keall, P. (2013). Estimation of effective imaging dose for kilovoltage intratreatment monitoring of the prostate position during cancer radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58(17), 5983-5996. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Blake, S., Vial, P., Holloway, L., Greer, P., Kuncic, Z. (2013). Evaluating radiation damage to scintillating plastic fibers with monte carlo simulations. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, 14(35), 1-6. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Kuncic, Z., Adamovics, J., Baldock, C. (2013). Monte Carlo water-equivalence study of two PRESAGE formulations for proton beam dosimetry. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 444(1), 1-5. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Wu, K., Boardman, D., Reinhard, M., Kuncic, Z. (2013). Positron emission tomography coincidence detection with photon polarization correlation. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, 14(35), 1-8. [More Information]

Kam, W., McNamara, A., Lake, V., Banos, C., Davies, J., Kuncic, Z., Banati, R. (2013). Predicted ionisation in mitochondria and observed acute changes in the mitochondrial transcriptome after gamma irradiation: A Monte Carlo simulation and quantitative PCR study. Mitochondrion, 13(6), 736-742. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Kacperek, A., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C., Doran, S. (2013). Preliminary characterization of PRESAGE® for 3D dosimetry of 62 MeV proton beam. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 444(1), 1-4. [More Information]

Byrne, H., McNamara, A., Domanova, W., Guatelli, S., Kuncic, Z. (2013). Radiation damage on sub-cellular scales: beyond DNA. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58(5), 1251-1267. [More Information]

Kim, J., Nuyts, J., Kuncic, Z., Fulton, R. (2013). The feasibility of head motion tracking in helical CT: A step toward motion correction. Medical Physics, 40(4), 041903-1-041903-4. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Kuncic, Z., Hill, R., Adamovics, J., Baldock, C. (2013). Water equivalence evaluation of PRESAGE formulations for megavoltage electron beams: a Monte Carlo study. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 35(4), 455-463. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Bosi, S., Baldock, C. (2013). Water equivalence of micelle gels for x-ray beams. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 444(1), 1-5. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Bosi, S., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2013). Water equivalence of NIPAM based polymer gel dosimeters with enhanced sensitivity for x-ray CT. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 91, 60-69. [More Information]

Nakano, M., Hill, R., Whitaker, M., Kim, J., Kuncic, Z. (2012). A study of surface dosimetry for breast cancer radiotherapy treatments using Gafchromic EBT2 film. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 13(3), 83-97. [More Information]

Kim, J., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z. (2012). An evaluation of calculation parameters in the EGSnrc/BEAMnrc Monte Carlo codes and their effect on surface dose calculation. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57(14), N267-N278. [More Information]

Davis, J., Ganesan, K., Alves, A., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Livingstone, J., Lerch, M., Prokopovich, D., Reinhard, M., Siegele, R., Kuncic, Z., et al (2012). Characterization of a novel diamond-based microdosimeter prototype for radioprotection applications in space environments. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 59(6), 3110-3116. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Byrne, H., McNamara, A., Guatelli, S., Domanova, W., Incerti, S. (2012). In Silico Nanodosimetry: New Insights into Nontargeted Biological Responses to Radiation. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2012, 1-9. [More Information]

Ng, J., Booth, J., Poulsen, P., Fledelius, W., Worm, E., Eade, T., Hegi-Johnson, F., Kneebone, A., Kuncic, Z., Keall, P. (2012). Kilovoltage intrafraction monitoring for prostate intensity modulated arc therapy: First clinical results. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology – Biology – Physics, 84(5), e655-e661. [More Information]

Smith, L., Kuncic, Z., Ostrikov, K., Kumar, S. (2012). Nanoparticles in Cancer Imaging and Therapy. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012, 1-7. [More Information]

Kim, J., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z. (2012). Practical considerations for reporting surface dose in external beam radiotherapy: a 6 MV X-ray beam study. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 35(3), 271-282. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Kuncic, Z., Doran, S., Adamovics, J., Baldock, C. (2012). Water and tissue equivalence of a new PRESAGE ® formulation for 3D proton beam dosimetry: A Monte Carlo study. Medical Physics, 39(11), 7071-7079. [More Information]

Gustafsson, H., Vial, P., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C., Denham, J., Greer, P. (2011). Direct dose to water dosimetry for pretreatment IMRT verification using a modified EPID. Medical Physics, 38(11), 6257-6264. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Adamovics, J., Bosi, S., Kim, J., Baldock, C. (2011). Investigation of radiological properties and water equivalency of PRESAGE dosimeters. Medical Physics, 38(4), 2265-2274. [More Information]

Han, Z., Levchenko, I., Kumar, S., Yajadda, M., Yick, S., Seo, D., Martin, P., Peel, S., Kuncic, Z., Ostrikov, K. (2011). Plasma nanofabrication and nanomaterials safety. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44(17), 174019-1-174019-8. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., McNamara, A., Wu, K., Boardman, D. (2011). Polarization enhanced X-ray imaging for biomedicine. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 648(1), s208-s210. [More Information]

Steenbrugge, K., Jolley, E., Kuncic, Z., Blundell, K. (2011). Radio and X-ray emission from disc winds in radio-quiet quasars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413(3), 1735-1743. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Bosi, S., Davies, J., Baldock, C. (2011). Radiological characterization and water equivalency of genipin gel for x-ray and electron beam dosimetry. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56(15), 4685-4699. [More Information]

Smith, L., Hill, R., Nakano, M., Kim, J., Kuncic, Z. (2011). The measurement of backscatter factors of kilovoltage X-ray beams using Gafchromic(TM) EBT2 film. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 34(2), 261-266. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Bosi, S., Baldock, C. (2010). An evaluation of Genipin gel as a water equivalent dosimeter for megavoltage electron beams and kilovoltage x-ray beams. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 250, 012036-1-012036-5. [More Information]

Kim, J., Hill, R., Mackonis, E., Kuncic, Z. (2010). An investigation of backscatter factors for kilovoltage x-rays: a comparison between Monte Carlo simulations and Gafchromic EBT film measurements. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55(3), 783-797. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kim, J., Kuncic, Z., Adamovics, J., Baldock, C. (2010). Study of dosimetric water equivalency of PRESAGE® for megavoltage and kilovoltage x-ray beams. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 250, 012053-1-012053-5. [More Information]

Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2010). The water equivalence of solid phantoms for low energy photon beams. Medical Physics, 37(8), 4355-4363. [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2010). Water equivalency evaluation of PRESAGE® dosimeters for dosimetry of Cs-137 and Ir-192 brachytherapy sources. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 250, 012093-1-012093-5. [More Information]

Maclean, E., Kuncic, Z., Bicknell, G., Wagner, S. (2009). Accretion discs in blazars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 400(3), 1521-1526. [More Information]

Dobrohotoff, P., Kuncic, Z., Bicknell, G., Salmeron, R. (2009). Enhanced MHD Transport in Astrophysical Accretion Flows: Turbulence, Winds and Jets. Plasma and Fusion Research, 4(017), 017-1-017-7. [More Information]

Gustafsson, H., Vial, P., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C., Greer, P. (2009). EPID dosimetry: Effect of different layers of materials on absorbed dose response. Medical Physics, 36(12), 5665-5674. [More Information]

Malaspina, D., Li, B., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z., Ergun, R. (2009). Terrestrial foreshock Langmuir waves: STEREO observations, theoretical modeling, and quasi-linear simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(12), A12101-1-A12101-16. [More Information]

Soria, R., Risaliti, G., Elvis, M., Fabbiano, G., Bianchi, S., Kuncic, Z. (2009). The XMM-Newton Long Look of NGC 1365: Lack of a High/Soft State in its Ultraluminious X-Ray Sources. Astrophysical Journal, 695(2), 1614-1622. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Kuncic, Z., Wu, K. (2009). X-ray polarization in relativistic jets. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 395(3), 1507-1514. [More Information]

Soria, R., Kuncic, Z. (2008). Black hole mass estimates from soft X-ray spectra. Advances in Space Research, 42(3), 517-522. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Kuncic, Z., Wu, K., Galloway, D., Cullen, J. (2008). Compton scattering of Fe K alpha lines in magnetic cataclysmic variables. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 383(3), 962-970. [More Information]

Jolley, E., Kuncic, Z. (2008). Constraints on jet-driven disk accretion in sagittarius A. Astrophysical Journal, 676(1), 351-360. [More Information]

Cooke, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Sharp, R., Kuncic, Z. (2008). Ionization cone in the x-ray binary lmc x-1. Astrophysical Journal, 687(1), L29-L32. [More Information]

Jolley, E., Kuncic, Z. (2008). Jet-enhanced accretion growth of supermassive black holes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 386(2), 989-994. [More Information]

McNamara, A., Kuncic, Z., Wu, K. (2008). X-ray polarization signatures of Compton scattering in magnetic cataclysmic variables. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 386(4), 2167-2172. [More Information]

Yuan, X., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2007). Effects of overshoots on electron distributions upstream and downstream of quasi-perpendicular collisionless shocks. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, A05108-1-A05108-9. [More Information]

Jolley, E., Kuncic, Z. (2007). Jet-driven disk accretion in low luminosity AGN? Astrophysics and Space Science, 310(3-4), 327-332. [More Information]

Blundell, K., Kuncic, Z. (2007). On the origin of radio core emission in radio-quiet quasars. Astrophysical Journal, 668(2), L103-L106. [More Information]

Cooke, R., Kuncic, Z., Sharp, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2007). Spectacular trailing streamers near LMC X-1: The first evidence of a jet? Astrophysical Journal, 667(2), L163-L166. [More Information]

Cooke, R., Kuncic, Z., Sharp, R., Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2007). Spectacular trailing streamers near LMC X-1: The first evidence of a jet? Astrophysical Journal, 667(2, Part 2), L163-L166. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Bicknell, G. (2007). Towards a new standard model for black hole accretion. Astrophysics and Space Science, 311(1-3), 127-135. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Bicknell, G. (2007). Towards a new standard theory for astrophysical disk accretion. Modern Physics Letters A, 22(23), 1685-1700. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Soria, R., Ryder, S., Broderick, J. (2006). Multiband Study of NGC7424 and its Two Newly Discovered Ultra-Luminous X-ray Sources. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 370, 1666-1676. [More Information]

Freeland, M., Kuncic, Z., Soria, R., Bicknell, G. (2006). Radio and X-ray properties of Relativistic Beaming Models for Ultra-Luminous X-ray Sources. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 370, 630-638. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Soria, R., Hung, C., Freeland, M., Bicknell, G. (2006). Ultra-luminous X-ray sources: X-ray binaries in a high/hard state? Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2, 247-250. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z. (2005). Black holes in galactic nuclei, X-ray binaries and ultraluminous X-ray sources. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 22(3), 195-198. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Wu, K., Cullen, J. (2005). Compton scattering of Fe Kalpha lines from accreting white dwarfs. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 22(1), 56-61. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I. (2005). Planetary foreshock radio emissions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(A7), 1-12. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S. (2004). A Quantitative Model For Terrestrial Foreshock Radio Emissions: 1. Predicted Properties. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(A2), 1-15. [More Information]

Bicknell, G., Kuncic, Z. (2004). A self-consistent theoretical framework for magnetized accretion discs. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2004 (IAUS222), 407-410.

Kuncic, Z., Bicknell, G. (2004). Dynamics And Energetics Of Turbulent, Magnetised Disk Accretion Around Black Holes; A First Principles Approach To Disk-Corona-Outflow Coupling. Astrophysical Journal, 616, 669-687. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I. (2004). Radio Emission From Mini-Magnetospheres On The Moon. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(11), L11809-1-L11809-4. [More Information]

Willes, A., Wu, K., Kuncic, Z. (2004). Radio emission from ultrashort-period double degenerate binaries. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 21(3), 248-251. [More Information]

Lewis, G., Chapman, S., Kuncic, Z. (2003). Submillimeter observations of a sample of broad absorption line quasars. Astrophysical Journal, 596, L35-L38. [More Information]

Knock, S., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2003). Theoretically predicted properties of type II radio emission from an interplanetary foreshock. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(A3), 6.1-6.12. [More Information]

Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2003). Type II solar radio bursts: Theory and space weather implications. Space Science Reviews, 107(1-2), 27-34. [More Information]

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2002). A quantitative theory for terrestrial foreshock radio emissions. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(8), 1161 (2-1)-(2-4).

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S. (2002). Analytic model for the electrostatic potential jump across collisionless shocks, with application to earth’s bow shock. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(A8). [More Information]

Knock, S., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2001). Theory of type II radio emission from the foreshock of an interplanetary shock. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 106, No A11, 25041-25051.

Cheng, Z., Blake, S., Vial, P., Lu, M., Kuncic, Z., Atakaramians, S. (2017). Light output enhancement for a plastic scintillator using nanofibers. SPIE Optics + Photonics 2017, Bellingham: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2011). 3D Proton Gel Dosimetry. 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting Program, College Park, Maryland USA: Medical Physics.

Kim, J., Nuyts, J., Kuncic, Z., Fulton, R. (2011). A Method of Motion Tracking during CT for Motion Correction. 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141 USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]

Gorjiara, T., Kuncic, Z., Hill, R., Baldock, C. (2011). Evaluating PRESAGE for accurate 3D proton dosimetry.

Gorjiara, T., Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2011). Study of Genipin gel for electron dosimetry.

Hill, R., Kuncic, Z., Baldock, C. (2008). Monte Carlo Study of the Water Equivalency of Solid Phantoms for Kilovoltage X-Rays. Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine and the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 2008, EPSM ABEC 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand: Engineers Australia.

Yuan, X., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2006). Numerical simulation of electron dynamics in collisionless quasiperpendicular shocks. 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. ADS.

Soria, R., Goncalves, A., Kuncic, Z. (2006). Soft-excess in ULX spectra: the chilled-disk scenario. The Multicoloured Landscape of Compact Objects and their Explosive Progenitors: Theory vs Observation. American Institute of Physics.

Bicknell, G., Kuncic, Z. (2005). Magnetic Fields in the Universe: From Laboratory and Stars to Primordial Structures, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. Magnetic Fields on Different Scales in AGN, Angra dos Reis, Brazil: American Institute of Physics.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S. (2003). A Quantitative Model for Terrestrial Foreshock Langmuir Waves and Radio Emission. AGU Fall Meeting.

Willes, A., Wu, K., Kuncic, Z. (2003). Electron-cyclotron maser emission from Earth-like planets around degenerate stars. EGS – AGU – EUG Joint Assembly.

Kuncic, Z. (2003). Microphysics of AGN Central Engines. Quasar Cores and Jets, 25th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion. ADS.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Winglee, R., Harnett, E. (2003). Predicting radio emission from lunar radio anomolies. EGS – AGU – EUG Joint Assembly.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2003). Radio Emission from Upstream of Earth’s Bow Shock. The Sun and the Heliosphere as an Integrated System, 25th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2002). Analytic and Numerical Modelling of Langmuir Waves and Radio Emission from Earth’s Foreshock. AGU Fall Meeting 2002.

Knock, S., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2001). An Analytic Theory for Interplanetary Type II Radio Emission: Formalism and Predictions. AGU Fall Meeting 2001.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2001). Analytic and Numerical Modelling of Plasma Radiation from Earth’s Foreshock. AGU Fall Meeting 2001.

Knock, S., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2007), An Analytic Theory for Interplanetary Type II Radio Emission: Formalism and Predictions. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2003), a Quantitative Model for Earth’s Foreshock Radio Emissions.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2002), Analytic and Numerical Modelling of Langmuir Waves and Radio Emission from Earth’s Foreshock. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Knock, S., Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Kuncic, Z. (2001), An Analytic Theory for Interplanetary Type II Radio Emission: Formalism and Predictions. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Kuncic, Z., Cairns, I., Knock, S., Robinson, P. (2001), Analytic and Numerical Modelling of Plasma Radiation from Earth’s Foreshock. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

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