Dr Stephen Warren-Smith

Stephen Warren-Smith
Ramsay Fellow
Sciences Office
Faculty of Sciences

Stephen completed his BSc (Physics and Theoretical Physics) with first class honours at The University of Adelaide in 2006. From 2007 to 2010 he completed his PhD under the supervision of Tanya Monro, Shahraam Afshar, and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem on a project titled “Chemical sensing using microstructured optical fibres.” His PhD project was in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Swinburne University of Technology to develop microstructured optical fibre sensors for the application of corrosion sensing of aircraft. His work spanned theory, simulations, fabrication, and experiments.

Following Stephen's PhD submission he completed a cycling expedition from Australia to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden via the length of Africa on a recumbent tricycle in order to promote adventure and responsible risk-taking to Scouts and youth in Australia and around the World.

www.worldtrike.crazyguyonabike.com

On Stephen's return in August 2011 he began an Australian Research Council (ARC) Super Science Fellowship, investigating novel optical fibre sensing architectures for women’s health. From August 2014 Stephen worked on a Photonics Catalyst Grant with partner company SJ Cheesman to develop high temperature sensors for the Port Pirie minerals and metals processing facility.

In February 2015 Stephen moved to Jena, Germany, to undertake a prestigious Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship at the Institute of Photonic Technology. There he developed new techniques for fabricating nano/micro optical fiber sensors. Since October 2016 Stephen has been working as a Ramsay Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

Stephen's research interests include soft-glass and silica microstructured fibre fabrication, fluorescence sensing modelling, surface functionalisation of optical fibres, optical fibre sensor development, fibre Bragg gratings, and ultra-high temperature sensing.

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Dr Stephen Warren-Smith

Stephen completed his BSc (Physics and Theoretical Physics) with first class honours at The University of Adelaide in 2006. From 2007 to 2010 he completed his PhD under the supervision of Tanya Monro, Shahraam Afshar, and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem on a project titled “Chemical sensing using microstructured optical fibres.” His PhD project was in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Swinburne University of Technology to develop microstructured optical fibre sensors for the application of corrosion sensing of aircraft. His work spanned theory, simulations, fabrication, and experiments.

Following Stephen's PhD submission he completed a cycling expedition from Australia to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden via the length of Africa on a recumbent tricycle in order to promote adventure and responsible risk-taking to Scouts and youth in Australia and around the World.

www.worldtrike.crazyguyonabike.com

On Stephen's return in August 2011 he began an Australian Research Council (ARC) Super Science Fellowship, investigating novel optical fibre sensing architectures for women’s health. From August 2014 Stephen worked on a Photonics Catalyst Grant with partner company SJ Cheesman to develop high temperature sensors for the Port Pirie minerals and metals processing facility.

In February 2015 Stephen moved to Jena, Germany, to undertake a prestigious Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship at the Institute of Photonic Technology. There he developed new techniques for fabricating nano/micro optical fiber sensors. Since October 2016 Stephen has been working as a Ramsay Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

Stephen's research interests include soft-glass and silica microstructured fibre fabrication, fluorescence sensing modelling, surface functionalisation of optical fibres, optical fibre sensor development, fibre Bragg gratings, and ultra-high temperature sensing.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Ramsay Fellow The University of Adelaide
2014 - 2015 Research Associate The University of Adelaide
2014 - 2016 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow Institute of Photonic Technology
2011 - 2014 ARC Super Science Fellow The University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2014 Daniel Walker Medal The University of Adelaide
2013 South Australian Young Achiever Award - Science and Technology Category Channel 9
2012 Postgraduate Alumni University Medal The University of Adelaide
2012 Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program Joint program between China Science and Technology Exchange Centre (CSTEC) and the G08
2012 SA Adventurer of the Year Outdoor Educators Association of South Australia
2011 SA Science Excellence Awards South Australian State Government
2011 University Doctoral Research Medal The University of Adelaide
2010 Bob Crompton Prize The University of Adelaide
2010 Seed Grant Australian Geographic Society
2009 Postgraduate Student Prize The Australian Optical Society
2006 David Sutton Prize The University of Adelaide
2006 Photonics Scholarship Defence Science and Technology Organisation
2006 University Medal The University of Adelaide
2005 Dean’s Certificate of Merit
2005 The Fred Jacka Prize The University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2007 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D.
2003 - 2006 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Warren-Smith,S, Chemnitz,M, Schneidewind,H, Kostecki,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,T, Schmidt,M, 2017, Nanofilm-induced spectral tuning of third harmonic generation, Optics Letters, 42, 9, 1812-1815 10.1364/OL.42.001812
2017 Warren-Smith,S, André,R, Dellith,J, Eschrich,T, Becker,M, Bartelt,H, 2017, Sensing with ultra-short Fabry-Perot cavities written into optical micro-fibers, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 244, 1016-1021 10.1016/j.snb.2017.01.081
2016 André,R, Warren-Smith,S, Becker,M, Dellith,J, Rothhardt,M, Zibaii,M, Latifi,H, Marques,M, Bartelt,H, Frazão,O et al, 2016, Simultaneous measurement of temperature and refractive index using focused ion beam milled Fabry-Perot cavities in optical fiber micro-tips, Optics Express, 24, 13, 14053-14065 10.1364/OE.24.014053
2016 Warren-Smith,S, André,R, Perrella,C, Dellith,J, Bartelt,H, 2016, Direct core structuring of microstructured optical fibers using focused ion beam milling, Optics Express, 24, 1, 378-387 10.1364/OE.24.000378
2016 Schartner,E, Tsiminis,G, Henderson,M, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2016, Quantification of the fluorescence sensing performance of microstructured optical fibers compared to multi-mode fiber tips, Optics Express, 24, 16, 18541-18550 10.1364/OE.24.018541
2016 Warren-Smith,S, Nguyen,L, Lang,C, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,T, 2016, Temperature sensing up to 1300°C using suspended-core microstructured optical fibers, Optics Express, 24, 4, 3714-3719 10.1364/OE.24.003714
2016 Nguyen,L, Warren-Smith,S, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,T, 2016, Interferometric high temperature sensor using suspended-core optical fibers, Optics Express, 24, 8, 8967-8977 10.1364/OE.24.008967
2016 Warren-Smith,S, Wie,J, Chemnitz,M, Kostecki,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,T, Schmidt,M, 2016, Third harmonic generation in exposed-core microstructured optical fibers, Optics Express, 24, 16, 17860-17867 10.1364/OE.24.017860
2015 Schartner,EP, Tsiminis,G, François,A, Kostecki,R, Warren-Smith,SC, Nguyen,LV, Heng,S, Reynolds,T, Klantsataya,E, Rowland,KJ et al, 2015, Taming the light in microstructured optical fibers for sensing, International Journal of Applied Glass Science, 6, 3, 229-239 10.1111/ijag.12128
2015 Nguyen,LV, Hill,K, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2015, Interferometric-type optical biosensor based on exposed core microstructured optical fiber, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 221, 320-327 10.1016/j.snb.2015.06.068
2014 Tsiminis,G, Klarić,T, Schartner,E, Warren-Smith,S, Lewis,M, Koblar,S, Monro,T, 2014, Generating and measuring photochemical changes inside the brain using optical fibers: exploring stroke, Biomedical Optics Express, 5, 11, 3975-3980 10.1364/BOE.5.003975
2014 Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2014, Exposed core microstructured optical fiber Bragg gratings: refractive index sensing, Optics Express, 22, 2, 1480-1489 10.1364/OE.22.001480
2014 Kostecki,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2014, Predicting the drawing conditions for microstructured optical fiber fabrication, Optical Materials Express, 4, 1, 29-40 10.1364/OME.4.000029
2014 Warren-Smith,S, Kostecki,R, Linh,V, Monro,T, 2014, Fabrication, splicing, Bragg grating writing, and polyelectrolyte functionalization of exposed-core microstructured optical fibers, Optics Express, 22, 24, 29493-29504 10.1364/OE.22.029493
2014 Linh,V, Giannetti,S, Warren-Smith,S, Cooper,A, Selleri,S, Cucinotta,A, Monro,T, 2014, Genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms using different molecular beacon multiplexed within a suspended core optical fiber, Sensors, 14, 8, 14488-14499 10.3390/s140814488
2013 Tsiminis,G, Chu,F, Warren-Smith,S, Spooner,N, Monro,T, 2013, Identification and quantification of explosives in nanolitre solution volumes by Raman spectroscopy in suspended core optical fibers, Sensors, 13, 10, 13163-13177 10.3390/s131013163
2013 Kostecki,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Warren-Smith,S, McAdam,G, Davis,C, Monro,T, 2013, Optical fibres for distributed corrosion sensing: Architecture and characterisation, Key Engineering Materials, 558, 522-533 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.558.522
2012 Warren-Smith,S, Nie,G, Schartner,E, Salamonsen,L, Monro,T, 2012, Enzyme activity assays within microstructured optical fibers enabled by automated alignment, Biomedical Optics Express, 3, 12, 1-10 10.1364/BOE.3.003304
2012 Kostecki,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Davis,C, McAdam,G, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2012, Silica exposed-core microstructured optical fibers, Optical Materials Express, 2, 11, 1538-1547 10.1364/OME.2.001538
2012 Nguyen,V, Warren-Smith,S, Cooper,A, Monro,T, 2012, Molecular beacons immobilized within suspended core optical fiber for specific DNA detection, Optics Express, 20, 28, 29378-29385 10.1364/OE.20.029378
2011 Palmisano,T, Prudenzano,F, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2011, Design of exposed-core fiber for methadone monitoring in biological fluids, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357, 8-9 Sp Iss, 2000-2004 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2010.12.068
2011 Warren-Smith,S, Heng,S, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Abell,A, Monro,T, 2011, Fluorescence-Based Aluminum Ion Sensing using a Surface Functionalized Microstructured Optical Fiber, Langmuir, 27, 9, 5680-5685 10.1021/la2002496
2011 Kilpatrick,A, Warren-Smith,S, Read,J, Lewis,M, Ostendorf,B, 2011, Cross-fence comparisons: Theory for spatially comprehensive, controlled variable assessment of treatment effects in managed landscapes, Ecological Informatics, 6, 2, 170-176 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.10.001
2011 Schartner,E, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Warren-Smith,S, White,R, Monro,T, 2011, Driving down the detection limit in microstructured fiber-based chemical dip sensors, Sensors, 11, 3, 2961-2971 10.3390/s110302961
2010 Warren-Smith,S, Afshar Vahid,S, Monro,T, 2010, Fluorescence-based sensing with optical nanowires: a generalized model and experimental validation, Optics Express, 18, 9, 9474-9485 10.1364/OE.18.009474
2010 Warren-Smith,S, Sinchenko,E, Stoddart,P, Monro,T, 2010, Distributed fluorescence sensing using exposed-core microstructured optical fiber, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22, 18, 1385-1387 10.1109/LPT.2010.2060185
2010 Monro,T, Warren-Smith,S, Schartner,E, François,A, Heng,S, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Afshar Vahid,S, 2010, Sensing with suspended-core optical fibers, Optical Fiber Technology, 16, 6, 343-356 10.1016/j.yofte.2010.09.010
2009 Warren-Smith,S, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Foo,H, Moore,R, Davis,C, Monro,T, 2009, Exposed-core microstructured optical fibers for real-time fluorescence sensing, Optics Express, 17, 21, 18533-18542 10.1364/OE.17.018533
2009 Schartner,E, White,R, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2009, Practical sensitive fluorescence sensing with microstructured fibres, Proceedings of SPIE, 7503, - 10.1117/12.835350
2009 Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2009, Suspended nanowires: fabrication, design and characterization of fibers with nanoscale cores, Optics Express, 17, 4, 2646-2657 10.1364/OE.17.002646
2008 Afshar Vahid,S, Ruan,Y, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2008, Enhanced fluorescence sensing using microstructured optical fibers: a comparison of forward and backward collection modes, Optics Letters, 33, 13, 1473-1475 10.1364/OL.33.001473
2008 Ruan,Y, Foo,H, Warren-Smith,S, Hoffmann,P, Moore,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,T, 2008, Antibody immobilization within glass microstructured fibers: A route to sensitive and selective biosensors, Optics Express, 16, 22, 18514-18523 10.1364/OE.16.018514
2008 Warren-Smith,S, Afshar Vahid,S, Monro,T, 2008, Theoretical study of liquid-immersed exposed-core microstructured optical fibers for sensing, Optics Express, 16, 12, 9034-9045 10.1364/OE.16.009034
2007 Afshar Vahid,S, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2007, Enhancement of fluorescence-based sensing using microstructured optical fibres, Optics Express, 15, 26, 17891-17901 10.1364/OE.15.017891

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Schartner,E, Tsiminis,G, Henderson,M, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2016, Comparison of the fluorescence sensing performance of microstructured optical fibres and multi-mode fibre tips 10.1364/ACOFT.2016.AT5C.6
2016 Warren-Smith,S, André,R, Dellith,J, Bartelt,H, 2016, Ultra-small Fabry-Perot cavities in tapered optical fibers, SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 10.1117/12.2243631
2016 Nguyen,LV, Warren-Smith,SC, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,TM, 2016, High temperature fiber sensor using the interference effect within a suspended core microstructured optical fiber, Conference on Optical Sensing and Detection IV, Brussels, BELGIUM 10.1117/12.2227354
2016 André,R, Warren-Smith,S, Becker,M, Dellith,J, Rothhardt,M, Zibaii,M, Latifi,H, Marques,M, Bartelt,H, Frazão,O et al, 2016, Fiber probe microcavities for refractive index and temperature discrimination, 6th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Univ Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND 10.1117/12.2236009
2016 Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Warren-Smith,S, Nguyen,L, Monro,T, 2016, High temperature sensing with suspended core fibers 10.1364/ACOFT.2016.AT5C.4
2016 Warren-Smith,S, André,R, Dellith,J, Bartelt,H, 2016, Multiplexed refractive index-based sensing using optical fiber microcavities, Conference on Optical Sensing and Detection IV, Brussels, BELGIUM 10.1117/12.2227113
2016 André,RM, Warren-Smith,SC, Becker,M, Dellith,J, Rothhardt,M, Zibaii,MI, Latifi,H, Marques,MB, Bartelt,H, Frazão,O et al, 2016, Tapered optical fiber tip probes based on focused ion beam-milled Fabry-Perot microcavities, Conference on Nanoengineering - Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices XIII, San Diego, CA 10.1117/12.2236321
2015 Warren-Smith,SC, André,RM, Dellith,J, Rothhardt,M, Bartelt,H, 2015, Focused ion beam structuring of exposed-core microstructured optical fibers, Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications, WSOF 2015, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2014 Warren-Smith,SC, Monro,TM, 2014, Sensitivity improvements of exposed-core microstructured optical fibre Bragg grating refractive index sensors, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Santander, Spain 10.1117/12.2059161
2014 Tsiminis,G, Klarić,TS, Schartner,EP, Warren-Smith,SC, Lewis,MD, Koblar,SA, Monro,TM, 2014, Fibre-optic photochemical stroke: generating and measuring photochemical changes inside the brain, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Santander, Spain 10.1117/12.2071261
2014 Warren-Smith,S, Tsiminis,G, Robertson,I, Turnbull,G, Samuel,I, Spooner,N, Monro,T, 2014, Fabrication of subwavelength surface gratings on exposed-core microstructured optical fibres, International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Adelaide, South Australia
2014 Nguyen,L, Hill,K, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2014, A novel label-free biosensing platform using interference effect in an exposed core optical fibre
2014 Nguyen,LV, Warren-Smith,SC, Cooper,A, Monro,TM, 2014, Interferometric fiber sensor using exposed core microstructured optical fiber for refractive index based biochemical sensing, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Santander, Spain 10.1117/12.2059155
2013 Warren-Smith,S, Kostecki,R, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Monro,T, 2013, Fabrication and splicing of exposed core microstructured optical fibres, Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics, Fremantle, W.A.
2012 Kilpatrick,AD, Warrem-Smith,SC, Read,JL, Lewis,MM, Ostendorf,B, 2012, Developments in Monitoring Rangelands Using Remotely-Sensed Cross-Fence Comparisons, ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXIX-B8, Melbourne, Vic. 10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-485-2012
2012 Monro,T, Warren-Smith,S, Schartner,E, Sciacca,B, François,A, 2012, Chemical and biological sensing using new optical fibre-based sensing platforms, Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, Busan, South Korea 10.1109/OECC.2012.6276590
2011 Monro,T, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Schartner,E, Warren-Smith,S, 2011, Sensing in suspended-core optical fibers, IEEE Winter Topicals, Keystone, Colorado 10.1109/PHOTWTM.2011.5730096
2011 Palmisano,T, Prudenzano,F, De Sario,M, Mescia,L, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2011, Feasibility investigation of exposed-core fiber for methadone sensing in biological fluids, IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Bari 10.1109/MeMeA.2011.5966774
2009 Warren-Smith,S, Sinchenko,E, Stoddart,P, Davis,C, Monro,T, 2009, Distributed fluorescence sensing with exposed-core microstructured optical fibres, Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOLS ACOFT), Adelaide
2009 Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Afshar Vahid,S, Warren-Smith,S, Zhang,W, Ruan,Y, Atakaramians,S, Monro,T, 2009, Fibres with subwavelength features: Fabrication and novel guidance properties, Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOLS ACOFT), Adelaide
2009 Warren-Smith,SC, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Foo,TC, Moore,R, Davis,C, Monro,TM, 2009, Exposed-core microstructured fibres for real-time fluorescence sensing, 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Edinburgh, UK 10.1117/12.834457
2009 Ruan,Y, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Afshar Vahid,S, Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2009, Advances in chemical and biological sensing using emerging soft glass optical fibers, Frontiers in Optics (FiO), San Jose
2008 Afshar Vahid,S, Monro,T, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Ruan,Y, Warren-Smith,S, 2008, Highly efficient fluorescence sensing using microstructured optical fibres: general model and experiment, International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS), Perth, Western Australia 10.1117/12.785997
2008 Warren-Smith,S, Afshar Vahid,S, Monro,T, 2008, Highly-efficient fluorescence sensing using microstructured optical fibres; side-access and thin-layer configurations, International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS), Perth, WA 10.1117/12.785887
2008 Warren-Smith,SC, Ebendorff-Heidepriem,H, Afshar,SV, Monro,TM, McAdam,G, Davis,C, 2008, Corrosion sensing of aluminium alloys using exposed-core microstructured optical fibres

Conference Items

Date Citation
2013 Warren-Smith,S, Monro,T, 2013, Exposed-core microstructured optical fibre Bragg grating refractometer, Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics, Fremantle, W.A.
2012 Warren-Smith,S, Nie,G, Kobelke,J, Kostecki,R, Salamonsen,L, Monro,T, 2012, Suspended core optical fibers for biological applications using UV wavelengths, International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors : OFS2012, Beijing, China 10.1117/12.970611
2012 Nguyen,L, Warren-Smith,S, Cooper,A, Monro,T, 2012, DNA detection using molecular beacon in soft-glass microstructured optical fibers, International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Beijing, China 10.1117/12.966847
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