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.
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
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
Fibre optic sensing, biomedical engineering, in-vivo diagnostics
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