Harrison Lees

Harrison Lees

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Harrison Lees is a PhD Student at The University of Adelaide whose focus is directed at developing terahertz integrated circuits to realize high-speed communication, imaging and, spectroscopic systems in the terahertz band. Under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Withawat Withayachumnankul and Dr. Daniel Headland (Osaka University), Harrison is investigating various integration strategies for all-silicon microphotonic circuits to further the effective-medium clad waveguide platform being developed by colleagues at the Terahertz Engineering Laboratory.

In 2020 Harrison completed a double degree program at The University of Adelaide and was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) with First Class Honours, along side a Bachelor of Finance. For his final year project "All-Silicon, Low-Crosstalk Terahertz Waveguide Crossing", Harrison was awarded "Ingenuity - Best Sensing and Security Exhibit Winner", "The DSTG Surveillance Systems Undergraduate Prize" and "The Executive Dean's Recognition of Academic Excellence".

My research interests include;

  • Silicon Microphotonics
  • Terahertz Material Spectroscopy
  • Terahertz Communication Systems




  • EE3101 Control - Practical Demonstrator & Marker
  • EE3103 Engineering Electromagnetics - Practical Demonstrator & Marker
  • EE4101 Research Project - Co-Supervisor & Marker
  • EE7077 Masters Project - Co-Supervisor & Marker


  • EE2106 Vector Calculus & Electromagnetics - Tutor & Practical Demonstrator
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Terahertz Imaging for Non-Destructive Evaluation of Materials The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Cameron Hayes

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