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.
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.
✓ Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.
|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|
|2014||Award||Daniel Walker Medal||The University of Adelaide|
|2013||Award||South Australian Young Achiever Award - Science and Technology Category||Channel 9|
|2012||Award||SA Adventurer of the Year||Outdoor Educators Association of South Australia||Australia|
|2012||Award||Postgraduate Alumni University Medal||The University of Adelaide|
|2012||Scholarship||Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program||Joint program between China Science and Technology Exchange Centre (CSTEC) and the G08|
|2011||Award||SA Science Excellence Awards||South Australian State Government||Australia|
|2011||Award||University Doctoral Research Medal||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2010||Award||Seed Grant||Australian Geographic Society||Australia|
|2010||Award||Bob Crompton Prize||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2009||Award||Postgraduate Student Prize||The Australian Optical Society||Australia|
|2006||Scholarship||Photonics Scholarship||Defence Science and Technology Organisation||Australia|
|2006||Award||David Sutton Prize||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2006||Award||University Medal||The University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2005||Award||The Fred Jacka Prize||The University of Adelaide|
|2005||Award||Dean’s Certificate of Merit|
|2007 - 2010||The University of Adelaide||Australia||Ph.D.|
|2003 - 2006||The University of Adelaide||Australia||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|2016||Monro, T., Lancaster, D., Fuerbach, A., Afshar Vahid, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Warren-Smith, S., & Ruan, Y. (2016). 08772697.2, Optical Fiber Sensor. France.|
|2016||Monro, T., Lancaster, D., Fuerbach, A., Afshar Vahid, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Warren-Smith, S., & Ruan, Y. (2016). 2176645, Optical Fiber Sensor. Europe.|
|2014||Monro, T., Lancaster, D., Fuerbach, A., Afshar Vahid, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Warren-Smith, S., & Ruan, Y. (2014). 2008280830, Optical Fiber Sensor. Australia.|
|2017||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries||High temperature sensing|
|2017||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries||Sapphire crystal fiber temperature sensor|
|2016||University of Adelaide- Ramsay Fellowship||Imaging microstructured optical fibres for advanced endoscopy||$800,000|
|2015||ARC - Linkage Project||Extreme temperature monitoring for minerals and metals processing||
|2014||SA Government Photonics Catalyst Grant||High temperature optical fibre sensors for mineral and metal processing facility monitoring||$45,000|
|2014||Denis Harwood Foundation Innovation Grant||Distributed High Temperature Sensors for Furnace Monitoring and control||$25,000|
|2014||EU - Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship||Micro-cavity optical fiber sensors for biosensing applications||EUR169,000|
|2013||Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing - Pilot Project||In vivo biophotonics: developing neuroscience applications||$20,000|
|2012||Australian and Chinese Government - Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program Scholarship||$3,000|
|2007||Australian Postgraduate Award PhD Scholarship||Fluorescence-Based Chemical Sensing Using Suspended-Core Microstructured Optical Fibres||$75,000|
|2007||Defence Science and Technology Organisation - PhD Top-Up Scholarship||Fluorescence-Based Chemical Sensing Using Suspended-Core Microstructured Optical Fibres.||$30,000|
|Date||Role||Research Topic||Program||Degree Type||Student Load||Student Name|
|2018||Co-Supervisor||Biological and Chemical Fiber Sensing||Master of Philosophy||Master||Full Time||Mr Liushun Xie|
|2017||Co-Supervisor||Fiber Imaging||Doctor of Philosophy||Doctorate||Full Time||Ms Lu Peng|