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Associate Professor Steven Hinckley

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5710, Email: s.hinckley@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.250
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5710
Email: s.hinckley@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.250  

 

Stephen is an Associate Professor of Physics in the School of Science.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physicis, The University of New South Wales, 1986.
  • Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Physics with honours c2d1, The University of New South Wales, 1979.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Wireless acoustic sensor for the detection, identification and monitoring of biological hazards in grain silos and storage systems,  Grains Research & Development Corporation,  Protecting Your Crop,  2014 - 2016,  $344,334.
  • Electronic Catchment Surveillance, Detailed Equipment and Methods Assessment,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2016,  $115,435.
  • Elucidation of the gamma irradiation damage mechanism in optical fibre Bragg grating sensors.,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  AINSE Research Projects,  2015 - 2016,  $7,790.
  • Developing an acoustic database for biosecurity and pest detection applications,  Australian Acoustical Society,  Grant,  2016,  $65,828.
  • Next Generation Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2014,  $1,725,000.
  • Gamma Pre-Irradiation Effects in Optical Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors for Radiation Dosimetry,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  AINSE Research Projects,  2013 - 2014,  $3,895.
  • Wireless sensing in forests for the detection and monitoring of biosecurity hazards and forest fires,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2011 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • Gamma-ray dosimetry with optical fibre Bragg grating sensors,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  Grant,  2012,  $7,500.
  • A State of the Art Surface Characterisation Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2012,  $1,691,345.
  • Nanoscale Charaterisation Centre for Western Australia ( NCC WA ),  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2006 - 2011,  $9,761,000.
  • Gamma Irradiation Effects in Fibre-Bragg Grating Optical Sensors,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  Grant,  2010,  $3,865.
  • The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre WA Electron Microprobe Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2010,  $2,876,683.
  • WA Centre of Excellence for Microphotonic Systems,  Department of Mines and Petroleum,  Centre of Excellence,  2004 - 2009,  $7,314,970.
  • Development of advanced technology for casting complex 'High Quality' alloy products using a shell moulding in a centrifugal casting process,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $64,594.
  • The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre WA Focussed Ion Beam Nanofabrication and Milling Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2007,  $500,000.
  • The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre WA Analytical Biological Transmission Electron Microscope Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2006,  $1,440,000.
  • IBIC Investigation of Ion Implanted Silicon Wafers,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  Grant,  2003 - 2005,  $6,198.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Jansz, P., Richardson, S., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2012), Biomedical Image Signal Processing for Reflection-Based Imaging. Biomedical Engineering - Technical Applications in Medicine, 361-386, Rijeka, Croatia, In-Tech, DOI: 10.5772/50213.

Journal Articles

  • Phung, V., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., Hinckley, S., (2017), Automated Insect Detection using Acoustic Features Based on Sound Generated from Insect Activities. Acoustic Australia, N/A(NA), 1-7, Springer, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40857-017-0095-6.
  • Allwood, G., Hinckley, S., Wild, G., (2016), Optical Fiber Sensors in Physical Intrusion Detection Systems: A Review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 16(14), 5497-5509, IEEE Sensors Council, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2016.2535465.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Lubansky, A., Hinckley, S., (2015), A highly sensitive fiber Bragg grating diaphragm pressure transducer. Optical Fiber Technology, 25(1), 25-32, Maryland Heights, USA, Academic Press Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.yofte.2015.06.001.
  • Jansz, P., Richardson, S., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2014), Characterizing the resolvability of real superluminescent diode sources for application to optical coherence tomography using a low coherence interferometry model. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19(8), Article no. 085003, SPIE, DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.085003.
  • Jansz, P., Richardson, S., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2012), Modeling of low coherence interferometry using broadband multi-Gaussian light sources. Photonic Sensors, 2(3), 247-258, China, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s13320-012-00069-0.

Conference Publications

  • Baccini, D., Cook, K., Canning, J., Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2016), Fiber Bragg Grating Inscription in Endlessly Single Mode Photonic Crystal Fiber Using Direct Write ArF Laser. Photonics and Fiber Technology 2016 (ACOFT, BGPP, NP), OSA Technical Digest (online), article no. BTh1B.3, online only, The Opitcal Society (OSA).
  • Meiring, C., Allwood, G., Hinckley, S., Wild, G., (2016), Monitoring of Pressure in Pipelines using Externally-Mounted Fiber Bragg Gratings. Photonics and Fiber Technology 2016 (ACOFT, BGPP, NP), OSA Technical Digest (online), article no. BM5B.2, online only, The Optical Society (OSA).
  • Wild, G., Richardson, S., Hinckley, S., (2016), Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Sensors: Fiber Bragg Grating and Noise. Proceedings 16th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), 167-168, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/NUSOD.2016.7547086.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2015), Optical fibre Bragg grating sensor based reed switch for physical intrusion detection. Proceedings Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) 2015, 6-9, Engineers Australia.
  • Wild, G., Hinckley, S., Fox, B., Maginex, K., Wade, S., Carman, G., (2014), Investigating strain transfer in polymer coated structures for the health monitoring of aerospace vehicles using polymer photonic waveguides. 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace 2014) Proceedings, 2014(29-30 May 2014), 622-626, IEEE.
  • Allwood, G., Hinckley, S., Wild, G., (2013), Optical Fiber Bragg grating based intrusion detection systems for homeland security. 2013 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS 2013) Proceedings, 66 - 70, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/SAS.2013.6493558.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2012), A Comparison of InGaAs and Ge Photonic Power Converters for Long Wavelength Power Over Fibre. COMMAD 2012 Proceedings, 15-16, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/COMMAD.2012.6472337.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2012), Wavelength Division Multiplexing of a Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor using Transmit-Reflect Detection System. Proceedings of 37th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) 2012, 1-4, Australia, Engineers Australia.
  • Baccini, D., Hinckley, S., Wild, G., Banos, C., Davies, JB., (2012), Gamma Irradiation in Fibre Bragg Gratings. Proceedings of the 20th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, 1-4, Australia, Engineers Australia.
  • Oswald, D., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2012), Developing an Educational Video for Utilising an Oscilloscope in First Year Physics. Proceedings of the 20th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, 1-4, Australia, Engineers Australia.
  • Oswald, D., Baccini, D., Hinckley, S., Wild, G., (2012), Improving Engineering Students? Skills using a Digital Storage Oscilloscope using Multimedia Resources. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 9p., Melbourne, Australia, Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Jansz, P., Hinckley, S., (2012), Enhanced UV-Blue Response of Back Illuminated Deep Double Junction CMOS Compatible Photodiode Pixels; a Simulation Study of High Resolution Pixel Arrays. COMMAD 2012 Proceedings, 211-212, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/COMMAD.2012.6472435.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2012), In-Ground Optical Fibre Bragg Grating Pressure Switch for Security Applications. Proceedings of the SPIE, 8351(31 Jan - 3 Feb 2012), 8351N1-5, Bellingham, WA, USA, SPIE, DOI: 10.1117/12.914446.
  • Jansz, P., Wild, G., Richardson, S., Hinckley, S., (2012), Low Coherence Interferometry Modelling using Combined Broadband Gaussian Light Sources. Proceedings of SPIE, 8351(31 Jan - 3 Feb 2012), 83510C1-7, Bellingham, WA, USA, SPIE, DOI: 10.1117/12.916030.
  • Barr, J., Jansz, P., Hinckley, S., Wild, G., (2012), Low-Cost Educational Optical Coherence Tomography System for Thickness MeasurmentsTomography System for Thickness Measurments. Proceedings of the 20th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, 1-4, Australia, Engineers Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Distributed Optical Fibre Smart Sensors For The Structural Health Monitoring Of Aerospace Vehicles.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Intensity Based Interrogation Of Optical Fibre Sensors For Industrial Automation And Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Characterising The Effect Of A Novel Optical Delay Line And Light Sources On The Resolvability Of Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Laser And Electron Beam Induced Current Characterization Of Reactive-ion Etched Hg1-xcdxte N-on-p Devices.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Surface Plasmons For Enhanced Metal-semiconductor-metal Photodetectors
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