Dr Graeme   Melville
Honorary Associate Professor

Dr Graeme Melville

BSc, Dip Ed, MSc, PhD

School of Physics


  • Journal articles | 2007
    Melville G; Metcalfe P; Knittel T; Allen BJ, 2007, 'Production of Ac-225 for cancer therapy by photon-induced transmutation of Ra-226', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 65, pp. 1014 - 1022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.03.018
    Journal articles | 2020
    Melville G; Kedziora-Chudczer L; Bailey J, 2020, 'Colour-colour and colour-magnitude diagrams for hot Jupiters', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 494, pp. 4939 - 4949, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa1074
    Journal articles | 2018
    Leung KN; Leung JK; Melville G, 2018, 'Feasibility study on medical isotope production using a compact neutron generator', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 137, pp. 23 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2018.02.026
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lubin JB; Rodriguez JE; Zhou G; Conroy KE; Stassun KG; Collins K; Stevens DJ; Labadie-Bartz J; Stockdale C; Myers G; Colón KD; Bento J; Kehusmaa P; Petrucci R; Jofré E; Quinn SN; Lund MB; Kuhn RB; Siverd RJ; Beatty TG; Harlingten C; Pepper J; Gaudi BS; James D; Jensen ELN; Reichart D; Kedziora-Chudczer L; Bailey J; Melville G, 2017, 'A Bright Short Period M-M Eclipsing Binary from the KELT Survey: Magnetic Activity and the Mass-Radius Relationship for M Dwarfs', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 844, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa7947
    Journal articles | 2006
    Melville G; Fan Liu S; Allen BJ, 2006, 'A theoretical model for the production of Ac-225 for cancer therapy by photon-induced transmutation of Ra-226', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 64, pp. 979 - 988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2006.05.002
  • Preprints | 2020
    Melville G; Kedziora-Chudczer L; Bailey J, 2020, Colour-colour and colour-magnitude diagrams for Hot Jupiters





  • Astrophysics

I am in the astrophysics division of the School of Physics at UNSW and am currently doing research on the atmospheres of Exoplanets and polarisation of stars. Our group is headed by Prof Jeremy Bailey, which is part of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, of which I am a member. Our group has just been successful in a research proposal to continue work at the Anglo Australian Telescope. Our group is one of the world leaders in astronomical polarisation and we have built the most sensitive polarimeter in the world.

  • Nuclear Physics 

My research involves producing a number of medical isotopes including Tc99m, Cu-64, Cu-67 and Ac-225. These can be produced by photons, neutrons or protons. I have also shown that Ac-225 can be produced in commercial quantities, which could potentially reduce obsolete radioactive material, and displace the need for expensive importation of Ac-225 from the USA in the years ahead. For example, scaled up production of Ac-225 could be achieved by the use of a high current cyclotron or high-power linac.