interdisciplinary
Photonics
Laboratories

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)   

UTS RESEARCH PROJECTS

For those enrolled at UTS undergraduate, the available topic areas for Capstone can be related to one of the following topics in four discipline areas:

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • Review of 3D printing and smart sensing
  • 3D printing materials and methods
  • 3D printing of optical fibre preforms and waveguides

INSTRUMENTATION AND IoT
  • Review of wireless technologies for smart sensing
  • Smart device instrumentation
  • Smartphone Ophthalmology (with Graduate School of Health)
  • Compact smartphone drug analysers
  • Compact grating smartphone spectrometers

NEW SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS
  • Molecular nanobot technology
  • New plasmon phenomena
  • Novel devices based on Surface Plasmon Resonances
  • Properties of self-assembly
  • Interrogation of self-assembled photonic waveguides containing chemicals and proteins
  • The physics and application of water

PHOTONIC SENSING
  • Fibre grating technologies
  • Fibre lasers
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM) applications
  • Narrow linewidth sources for distributed speckle interferometry
  • Characterisation, testing and applying grating and fibre sensors

You can find out more from your capstone coordinator or contact Prof. Canning.
 
Each of these projects is available for post-graduate study for more able students - iPL encourages high quality students to apply for post-graduate support. Ultimately, having a PhD or some form of postgraduate degree is critical in most cases involving the coming new technologies.

Capstone student Mathew Mason makes it into the finals of the 2017 Capstone Deans Showcase with his smartphone based ophthalmology unit capable of measuring oxygen in the back of the eye.