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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

  • Electronic Catchment Surveillance, Detailed Equipment and Methods Assessment,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2016,  $115,435.
  • Developing an acoustic database for biosecurity and pest detection applications,  Australian Acoustical Society,  Grant,  2016,  $65,828.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Next Generation Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2014,  $1,725,000.
  • Wireless sensing in forests for the detection and monitoring of biosecurity hazards and forest fires,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2011 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • A State of the Art Surface Characterisation Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2012,  $1,691,345.
  • Gamma-ray dosimetry with optical fibre Bragg grating sensors,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  Grant,  2012,  $7,500.
  • 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.
  • The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre WA Focussed Ion Beam Nanofabrication and Milling Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2007,  $500,000.
  • 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 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)

Journal Articles

  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2017), Universal Signal Conditioning Technique for Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in PLC and SCADA Applications. Instruments, 1(1), 13p., Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/instruments1010007.
  • Phung, V., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Hinckley, S., (2017), Automated Insect Detection using Acoustic Features Based on Sound Generated from Insect Activities. Acoustics Australia, 45(2), 445-451, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40857-017-0095-6.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2017), Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Mainstream Industrial Processes. Electronics, 6(4), Article Number: 92, Basel, Switzerland, MDPIAG, DOI: 10.3390/electronics6040092.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • Hinckley, S., Richardson, S., Allwood, G., Wild, G., (2018), Comparison of Si, SiGe and GaAs photovoltaic microcells for power-over-fibre. Proceddings of the Conference on Optielectronc and Microelectronic Materials and Devices 2018 (online), 1( 9-13 December 2018), 13-15, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/COMMAD.2018.8715254.
  • Allwood, G., Wild, G., Hinckley, S., (2018), A temperature insensitive FBG load cell with on-board intensity based interrogation. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Part F98-BGPPM 2018(2-5 July 2018), 2 pages, online, OSA - The Optical Society, DOI: 10.1364/BGPPM.2018.BW2A.2.
  • 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), DOI: 10.1364/BGPP.2016.BM5B.2.
  • 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), DOI: 10.1364/BGPP.2016.BTh1B.3.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2014.6865999.

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,  GAMMA IRRADIATION RESPONSE OF PHOTONIC CRYSTAL AND STANDARD OPTICAL FIBRE BRAGG GRATING SENSORS FOR RADIATION DOSIMETRY
  • 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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