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Dr Sreten Askraba

Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5302 , Email: s.askraba@ecu.edu.au, Campus: JO, Room: JO23.245,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5302  
Email: s.askraba@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.245  

 

Sreten is a Research Fellow at the Electron Science Research Institute, he is currently working in applied research and development of high speed remote laser spectroscopy and object classification.

Background

Before joining ESRI in December 2005, Dr Askraba has held positions in a diverse array of organisations including:

  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney
  • Robert Bosch Australia/Germany - Semiconductor Division
  • Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne
  • Victoria University, Melbourne
  • General Motors/Holden, Melbourne

Dr Askraba has developed, evaluated and introduced four revolutionary new instruments into the mining, semiconductor and agriculture industries. He is co-author of three patents and he designed and constructed five computerised systemsTM for automatic control and data acquisition.

Patents

Dr Askraba is co-inventor of the following patents licensed to industry partners:

Research Areas and Interests

Dr Askraba has gained expertise in multidisciplinary science, engineering and industrial work experience specialising in the following areas:

  • Solid-state and quantum optical physics;
  • Theory and applications of thin films;
  • Stress and strain in thin films and mechanical structures and their measurements;
  • Sensors and application;
  • Computer modelling and design;
  • Electronic hardware and software engineering;
  • Project management.

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Reduced herbicide usage through application technology,  Grains Research & Development Corporation,  Protecting Your Crop,  2014 - 2018,  $4,400,033.
  • Photonics Based Weed Sensor Prototypes for Weed detection and Plant Discrimination ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $60,000.
  • Research Program Agreement: Development of Photonics Based Weed Sensor Prototypes for Weed Detection and Plant Discrimination,  Photonic Detection Systems Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $254,800.
  • Spectral reflectance characterisation of sugarcane and guinea grass for the development of MicroPhotonic Weed Sensor,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $52,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Askraba, S., Paap, A., Alameh, K., Rowe, J., Miller, C., (2013), Optimization of an Optoelectronics-Based Plant Real-Time Discrimination Sensor for Precision Agriculture. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 31(5), 822-829, United States, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2013.2237883.
  • Avdesh, ., Martin-Iverson, MT., Mondal, A., Chen, M., Askraba, S., Morgan, N., Lardelli, M., Groth, DM., Verdile, G., Martins, R., (2012), Evaluation of Color Preference in Zebrafish for Learning and Memory. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 28(2), 459-469, USA, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110704.
  • Venkataraayan, K., Askraba, S., Alameh, K., Smith, C., (2011), Multi-wavelength laser sensor for intruder detection and discrimination. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 50(2), 176-181, USA.
  • Venkataraayan, K., Askraba, S., Alameh, K., Smith, C., (2011), Optical-Cavity-Based Multiwavelength Sensor for Spectral Discrimination and Object Position Detection. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 29(16), 2365-2371, USA, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2011.2158571.
  • Venkataraayan, K., Askraba, S., Alameh, K., Smith, C., (2010), Photonic-based multi-wavelength sensor for object identification. Optics Express, 18(4), 3774-3783, United States.
  • Alameh, K., Askraba, S., Paap, A., Rowe, J., Yannan, S., Hengzhong, Y., (2010), Novel photonic sensor engine for discrimination and detection of weeds and crops. Physics, 39(10), 705-712, China.

Conference Publications

  • Askraba, S., Paap, A., Alameh, K., Rowe, J., Song, F., (2011), Photonic Sensor for Plant Discrimination. HKOEIC 2011 Hong Kong Optical Engineering International Conference, 86, Hong Kong .
  • Askraba, S., Paap, A., Alameh, K., Rowe, J., (2011), Design of laser multi-beam generator for plant discrimination. High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2011 , 26-29 , Piscataway, N. J., DOI: 10.1109/HONET.2011.6149781.
  • Venkataraayan, K., Askraba, S., Alameh, K., Smith, C., (2010), Multi-wavelength laser scanning architecture for object discrimination. High-Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2010, 196-199 , Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/HONET.2010.5715772.
  • Venkataraayan, K., Askraba, S., Alameh, K., Smith, C., (2010), Object discrimination using a multi-wavelength photonic sensor. Proceedings of The 1st International Cyber Resilience Conference, 97-104, Perth, Western Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Multi-wavelength Multi-beam Photnic Based Sensor For Object Discrimination And Positioning.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Development Of An Optical Sensor For Real-time Weed Detection Using Laser Based Spectroscopy..
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