Hi, my name is Shaban. I am 22 years old and was born and raised in Shepparton, Victoria. Respect and honesty are valued highly to me and I can communicate with and befriend others easily. I matured quickly when very young due to difficult circumstances to support and take care of family. Therefore, I acquired independence and strong leadership skills from a young age and have been able to strengthen them growing up. I grew up a hard worker and continue to work hard to this day, striving to complete all tasks meticulously and to a high standard. I have strong problem-solving skills and can engage with others effectively as a team.
I graduated from Shepparton High School in November 2016 with an ATAR of 91.1. In December 2019, I graduated from my Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, with a major in Mathematical Physics and a first class course average. I am currently in my second and final year of my Master of Science in Physics, with a current first class course average. My Masters research project is in Optical Physics on Single-Pixel Ghost Imaging with Classical Correlations & Optical Metasurfaces. I have also been fortunate enough to conduct casual teaching in undergraduate Physics subjects at The University of Melbourne.
I have been fortunate enough in being awarded various scholarships from institutions such as the School of Physics, Faculty of Science and International House of The University of Melbourne, Equity Trustees Melbourne, QTAC and the Department of Health & Human Services. Moreover, I also received a Conditional Offer and scholarship for a PhD in Physics for 2022, together with my MSc offer in December 2019. In the Summer of 2020, I conducted a short research project as part of the Laby Research Scholarship at the School of Physics. The project involved investigating Optical Nano-structures as Anti-Counterfeiting Devices, in conjunction with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love in Mathematics and Physics with others and am passionate in helping others strive to achieve their goals. I have been involved in various volunteering programs, such as the Science Delivery Program and The Science Experience at The University of Melbourne, MSRF Leadership Program at YouThrive Victoria, a Mathematics tutor for the SWOT VCE Program and VCE Summer School Program at The University of Melbourne, and also in local sport teams in Shepparton as a Coach. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.