Position

SA Premier's Professorial Research Fellow
Computer Sc, Engineering & Mathematics

Biography

Prof John Arkwright has an extensive background in optical fibre technology and devices, initially for the telecommunications industry and, more recently, for biomedical sensing. He has worked in both industrial R&D and academic roles always with an emphasis on developing and commercialising new technologies. He has experience at many different levels from fundamental research to production line engineering. He is now working for Flinders University building a team focussed on the design, fabrication, and commercialisation of fibre optic catheters for in-vivo diagnostics.

Qualifications

Adjunct Professor, Australian National University

PhD, University of New South Wales, 1995

Title: Wavelength Demultiplexing and Enhanced Nonlinearities in Twin-core Optical Fibres.

M.Sc. Physics, University of Sussex, England, 1985

B.Sc. Physics, University College London, England, 1984

Honours, awards and grants

Winner, 2011 ANSTO Eureka Prize for the Innovative Use of Technology

Winner, 2014 Engineers Australia, Engineering Excellence Award, Welfare Health and Safety category                                                                                  

Winner, 2014 Engineers Australia, Engineering Excellence Award, Innovations and Inventions category

Winner, 2014 Engineers Australia, Bradfield Award, Welfare Health and Safety category

NHMRC Project Grant: 630502, CI A/Prof Phil Dinning (Flinders University), $418500

ARC Discovery DP120102192, CI Prof Marcello Costa, Flinders University), $310,000

ARC Discovery DP140100994, CI Prof Martin Lambert, U of Adelaide, $430,000

NHMRC Project APP1064835, CI A/Prof Phil Dinning, Flinders University, $629,285.50

Research expertise

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Optical physics
  • Other engineering
  • Other physical sciences

Research interests

Fibre optic sensing, biomedical engineering, in-vivo diagnostics

Supervisory interests

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Optical fibre sensing
  • Photonics

Publications

  • Arkwright, J. and Dinning, P. (2013). Gastroenterology. In John G. Webster, ed. The Physiological Measurement Handbook. 1 ed. N/A: CRC Press, pp. N/A-N/A.
  • Arkwright, J., Wang, H. and Patton, V. (2013). An Optical fibre tape sensor for monitoring sub-bandage pressures: Progress towards an "ideal sensor" Journal of Lymphoedema, 8
  • Arkwright, J., Blenman, N.G., Underhill, I.D., Maunder, S.D., Spencer, N.J., Costa, M., et al. (2010). Measurement of the longitudinal and circumferential muscular activity associated with peristalsis using a single fibre grating array. In Proceedings of the SPIE 7653. USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 4th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors. Porto, Portugal. Sep 2010, pp. 765330-765335.
    [10.1117/12.866307] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J.W., Underhill, I.D., Dodds, K.N., Brookes, S.J., Costa, M., Spencer, N.J., et al. (2016). A composite fibre optic catheter for monitoring peristaltic transit of an intra-luminal bead. Journal of Biophotonics, 9(3) pp. 305-310.
    [10.1002/jbio.201500187] [Scopus]
  • Vather, R., O'Grady, G., Arkwright, J.W., Rowbotham, D.S., Cheng, L.K., Dinning, P.G., et al. (2016). Restoration of normal colonic motor patterns and meal responses after distal colorectal resection. British Journal of Surgery, 103(4) pp. 451-461.
    [10.1002/bjs.10074] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L.S., Maslen, L., Patton, V., Lewis, H., Arkwright, J.W., et al. (2015). Colonic motor abnormalities in slow transit constipation defined by high resolution, fibre-optic manometry. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 27(3) pp. 379-388.
    [10.1111/nmo.12502] [Scopus]
  • Kuizenga, M.H., Sia, T.C., Dodds, K.N., Wiklendt, L.S., Arkwright, J.W., Thomas, A.C., et al. (2015). Neurally mediated propagating discrete clustered contractions superimposed on myogenic ripples in ex vivo segments of human ileum. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 308(1) pp. G1-G11.
    [10.1152/ajpgi.00230.2014] [Scopus]
  • Maunder, S.A., Blenman, N.G., Underhill, I.D., Arkwright, J.W. and Lindner, E. (2014). Automated location of Fibre Bragg Gratings in Draw Tower Grating Arrays using a thermal scanning technique. OPTICAL ENGINEERING,
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L.S., Maslen, L., Gibbins, I.L., Patton, V., Arkwright, J.W., et al. (2014). Quantification of in vivo colonic motor patterns in healthy humans before and after a meal revealed by high-resolution fiber-optic manometry. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 26(10) pp. 1443-1457.
    [10.1111/nmo.12408] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J., Underhill, I., Maunder, S., Jafari, A., Cartwright, N. and Lemckert, C. (2014). Fibre optic pressure sensing arrays for monitoring horizontal and vertical pressures generated by travelling water waves. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(8) pp. 2739-2742.
    [10.1109/JSEN.2014.2311806] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L.S., Omari, T.I., Arkwright, J.W., Spencer, N.J., Brookes, S.J., et al. (2014). Neural mechanisms of peristalsis in the isolated rabbit distal colon: A neuromechanical loop hypothesis. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8(75)
    [10.3389/fnins.2014.00075] [Scopus]
  • Costa, M., Wiklendt, L., Arkwright, J.W., Omari, T., Brookes, S.J.H. and Dinning, P.G. (2013). An experimental method to identify neurogenic and myogenic active mechanical states of intestinal motility. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7(7) pp. 1-18.
    [10.3389/fnsys.2013.00007] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L., Gibbins, I., Patton, V., Bampton, P., Lubowski, D., et al. (2013). Low-resolution colonic manometry leads to a gross misinterpretation of the frequency and polarity of propagating sequences: Initial results from fibre-optic high-resolution manometry studies. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 25(10) pp. e640-e649.
    [10.1111/nmo.12170] [Scopus]
  • Patton, V., Wiklendt, L., Arkwright, , Lubowski, D. and Dinning, P.G. (2013). The effect of sacral nerve stimulation on distal colonic motility in patients with faecal incontinence. British Journal of Surgery, 100(7) pp. 959-968.
    [10.1002/bjs.9114] [Scopus]
  • Wang, D., Blenman, N., Maunder, S., Patton, V. and Arkwright, J. (2013). An optical fiber Bragg grating force sensor for monitoring sub-bandage pressure during compression therapy. Optics Express, 21(17) pp. 19799-19807.
    [10.1364/OE.21.019799] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J., Dickson, A., Maunder, S.A., Blenman, N.G., Lim, J., O'Grady, G., et al. (2013). The effect of luminal content and rate of occlusion on the interpretation of colonic manometry. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 25(1) pp. e52-e59.
    [10.1111/nmo.12051] [Scopus]
  • Sinnott, M., Cleary, P., Arkwright, and Dinning, P.G. (2012). Investigating the relationships between peristaltic contraction and fluid transport in the human colon using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 42(4) pp. 492-503.
    [10.1016/j.compbiomed.2012.01.002] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P.G., Hunt, L., Arkwright, , Patton, V., Szczesniak, M., Wiklendt, L., et al. (2012). Pancolonic motor response to subsensory and suprasensory sacral nerve stimulation in patients with slow-transit constipation. British Journal of Surgery, 99(7) pp. 1002-1010.
    [10.1002/bjs.8760] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P. and Arkwright, J. (2012). Understanding normal and abnormal colonic motility. Day Surgery Australia, 11(3) pp. 4-6.
    [Web Link]
  • Arkwright, , Blenman, N., Underhill, I., Maunder, S., Spencer, N., Costa, M., et al. (2012). Measurement of muscular activity associated with peristalsis in the human gut using fibre Bragg grating arrays. IEEE Sensors Journal, 12(1) pp. 113-117.
    [10.1109/JSEN.2011.2123883] [Scopus]
  • Riesen, N., Love, J. and Arkwright, J. (2012). Few-Mode Elliptical-Core Fiber Data Transmission. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24(5) pp. 344-346.
    [10.1109/LPT.2011.2178825] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, , Blenman, N., Underhill, I., Maunder, S., Spencer, N., Costa, M., et al. (2011). A fibre optic catheter for simultaneous measurement of longitudinal and circumferential muscular activity in the gastrointestinal tract. Journal of Biophotonics, 4(4) pp. 244-251.
    [10.1002/jbio.201000056] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P., Arkwright, , Costa, M., Wiklendt, L., Hennig, G., Brookes, S., et al. (2011). Temporal relationships between wall motion, intraluminal pressure, and flow in the isolated rabbit small intestine. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 300 pp. G577-G585.
    [10.1152/ajpgi.00532.2010] [Scopus]
  • Davidson, J., O'Grady, G., Arkwright, J., Zarate, N., Scott, S., Pullan, A., et al. (2011). Anatomical registration and three-dimensional visualization of low and high-resolution pan-colonic manometry recordings. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 23(4) pp. 387-e171.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2982.2010.01651.x] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P., Arkwright, , Gregersen, H., O'Grady, G. and Scott, S. (2010). Technical advances in monitoring human motility patterns. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 22(4) pp. 366-380.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2982.2010.01488.x] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, , Blenman, N., Underhill, I., Maunder, S., Szczesniak, M., Dinning, P., et al. (2009). In-vivo demonstration of a high resolution optical fiber manometry catheter for diagnosis of gastrointestinal motility disorders. Optics Express, 17(6) pp. 4500-4508.
    [10.1364/OE.17.004500] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, , Underhill, I., Maunder, S., Blenman, N., Szczesniak, M., Wiklendt, L., et al. (2009). Design of a high-sensor count fibre optic manometry catheter for in-vivo colonic diagnostics. Optics Express, 17(25) pp. 22423-22431.
    [10.1364/OE.17.022423] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J. and Zhou, H. (2008). A technique for accurately calibrating the motion of a phase mask used to inscribe complex fibre Bragg grating structures. Optics Express, 16(6) pp. 3807-3817.
    [10.1364/OE.16.003807] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J., Burke, J. and Gross, M. (2008). A deterministic optical figure correction technique that preserves precision-polished surface quality. Optics Express, 16(18) pp. 13901-13907.
    [10.1364/OE.16.013901] [Scopus]
  • Farrant, D., Arkwright, J., Fairman, P.S. and Netterfield, R. (2007). Measuring the thickness profiles of wafers to subnanometer resolution using Fabry-Perot interferometry. Applied Optics, 46(15) pp. 2863-2869.
    [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J. (2007). Design of multi-aperture masks for sub-nanometer correction of ultra-precision optical components. Applied Optics, 46(25) pp. 6375-6380.
    [10.1364/AO.46.006375] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J., Farrant, D. and Zhang, J. (2006). Sub-nanometre metrology of optical wafers using an angle-scanned Fabry-Perot interferometer. Optics Express, 14(1) pp. 114-119.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Zhang, J., Arkwright, J. and Farrant, D. (2006). Distortion induced effects on the finesse of high performance large-aperture Fabry-Perot etalon filters. Optics Express, 14(13) pp. 5994-6000.
    [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J.W., Underhill, I.D., Dodds, K.N., Brookes, S.J., Costa, M., Spencer, N.J., et al. (2016). A composite fibre optic catheter for monitoring peristaltic transit of an intra-luminal bead. Journal of Biophotonics, 9(3) pp. 305-310.
    [10.1002/jbio.201500187] [Scopus]
  • Vather, R., O'Grady, G., Arkwright, J.W., Rowbotham, D.S., Cheng, L.K., Dinning, P.G., et al. (2016). Restoration of normal colonic motor patterns and meal responses after distal colorectal resection. British Journal of Surgery, 103(4) pp. 451-461.
    [10.1002/bjs.10074] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L.S., Maslen, L., Patton, V., Lewis, H., Arkwright, J.W., et al. (2015). Colonic motor abnormalities in slow transit constipation defined by high resolution, fibre-optic manometry. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 27(3) pp. 379-388.
    [10.1111/nmo.12502] [Scopus]
  • Kuizenga, M.H., Sia, T.C., Dodds, K.N., Wiklendt, L.S., Arkwright, J.W., Thomas, A.C., et al. (2015). Neurally mediated propagating discrete clustered contractions superimposed on myogenic ripples in ex vivo segments of human ileum. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 308(1) pp. G1-G11.
    [10.1152/ajpgi.00230.2014] [Scopus]
  • Arkwright, J., Underhill, I., Maunder, S., Jafari, A., Cartwright, N. and Lemckert, C. (2014). Fibre optic pressure sensing arrays for monitoring horizontal and vertical pressures generated by travelling water waves. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(8) pp. 2739-2742.
    [10.1109/JSEN.2014.2311806] [Scopus]
  • Maunder, S.A., Blenman, N.G., Underhill, I.D., Arkwright, J.W. and Lindner, E. (2014). Automated location of Fibre Bragg Gratings in Draw Tower Grating Arrays using a thermal scanning technique. OPTICAL ENGINEERING,
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L.S., Maslen, L., Gibbins, I.L., Patton, V., Arkwright, J.W., et al. (2014). Quantification of in vivo colonic motor patterns in healthy humans before and after a meal revealed by high-resolution fiber-optic manometry. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 26(10) pp. 1443-1457.
    [10.1111/nmo.12408] [Scopus]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L.S., Omari, T.I., Arkwright, J.W., Spencer, N.J., Brookes, S.J., et al. (2014). Neural mechanisms of peristalsis in the isolated rabbit distal colon: A neuromechanical loop hypothesis. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8(75)
    [10.3389/fnins.2014.00075] [Scopus]
  • Patton, V., Wiklendt, L., Arkwright, , Lubowski, D. and Dinning, P.G. (2013). The effect of sacral nerve stimulation on distal colonic motility in patients with faecal incontinence. British Journal of Surgery, 100(7) pp. 959-968.
    [10.1002/bjs.9114] [Scopus]
  • Wang, D., Blenman, N., Maunder, S., Patton, V. and Arkwright, J. (2013). An optical fiber Bragg grating force sensor for monitoring sub-bandage pressure during compression therapy. Optics Express, 21(17) pp. 19799-19807.
    [10.1364/OE.21.019799] [Scopus]

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