Withawat Withayachumnankul

Professor Withawat Withayachumnankul

Professor

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Withawat Withayachumnankul completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electronic engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand, in 2001 and 2003, and a doctorate degree in electrical engineering with a Dean’s Commendation from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2010. In 2010, he was awarded a 3-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2015, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Osaka University since 2017.

Dr. Withayachumnankul is currently a Professor with the University of Adelaide, and the Leader of the Terahertz Engineering Laboratory. Currently, he serves as a Track Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. Between 2017--2018, he was the Chair of the IEEE South Australia Joint Chapter on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) & Antennas and Propagation (AP). He has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal publication. In recent years, he has been the lead investigator for four Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, totalling to over AUD 1.5 million. His research interests include terahertz waveguides, metasurfaces, antennas, radar, communications, metrology, and non-destructive evaluation. He is the recipient for the IRMMW-THz Society Young Scientist Award 2020.

I am the Leader of the Terahertz Engineering Laboratory. Research details can be found from the lab website: https://www.thz-el.org/home

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Professor The University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2020 Visiting Researcher Osaka University
    2014 - 2015 JSPS Visiting Fellow Tokyo Institute of Technology
    2014 - 2017 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2013 Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2012 Lecturer King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Recognition Optica Senior Membership Optica United States -
    2020 Award ECMS Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in the category of Higher Degree Research supervision The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Award IRMMW-THz Society Young Scientist Award (The 2020 Young Scientist Award) The International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz Society) United States -
    2019 Recognition Optical Society (OSA) Outstanding Reviewer Recognition The Optical Society (OSA) United States -
    2018 Award Edward E. Altschuler Prize Paper Award IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society United States -
    2017 Award Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Optics IOP Science United States -
    2017 Award CST Publication Award CST Germany -
    2016 Recognition IEEE Senior Member - - -
    2016 Award Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Physics D - - -
    2015 Fellowship JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Japan -
    2014 Fellowship Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (Postdoctoral; ETH Zurich; offered) ETH Zurich Switzerland -
    2010 Fellowship ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Australian Research Council Australia -
    2008 Award IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship by IEEE Photonics Society - - -
    2008 Award SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering - - -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Electrical Engineering (Special Commendation)
    2001 - 2003 King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Thailand MEng in Electronics Engineering
    1997 - 2001 King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Thailand BEng in Electronics Engineering (Honours)
  • Research Interests

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC) GRANTS

  • 2022–2024 ARC Discovery Project DP220100489, AUD 495,000, Lead chief-investigator, “Empowering Terahertz Sources with Silicon Antennas,” with Safumi Suzuki (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • 2022 ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE220100035, AUD 770,000, CI, “Australian 3D Beam Measurement Platform from Radio Waves to Terahertz Waves”
  • 2018 ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE180100003, Lead chief-investigator, “Vector Network Analyser Suite for Advanced Terahertz Materials and Devices,” with other 10 CIs from RMIT, Univ of Wollongong, and Univ of Sydney
  • 2018–2020 ARC Discovery Project DP180103561, Lead chief-investigator, “Engineering High-Efficiency All-Dielectric Antennas for Terahertz Channels,” with Christophe Fumeaux, Tadao Nagatsuma (Osaka University), and Masayuki Fujita (Osaka University)
  • 2017–2019 ARC Discovery Project DP170101922, Lead chief-investigator, “Dynamic Phased Array Antennas for Terahertz Detection and Ranging,” with Madhu Bhaskaran (RMIT) and Yasuaki Monnai (Keio University)
  • 2015 ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE150100001, CI, “Collaborative Advanced Spectroscopy Facility for Materials and Devices”
  • 2015 ARC Linkage Infrastructure LE150100078, CI, “Advanced Multimodal Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging System for WA”
  • 2012–2014 ARC Discovery Project DP120100200, CI, “Dynamic Terahertz Superlenses for Sub-Wavelength Sensing and Imaging”
  • 2010–2013 ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, DP1095151, Single investigator, “Terahertz Metamaterials for Molecular Sensing”

OTHER EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDS

  • 2023–2024 Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (University Duisburg-Essen), AUD 25,000, Lead investigator with J. Balzer and N. Benson
  • 2023 Defence Innovation Partnership Collaborative Research Fund, AUD 150,000, Co-investigator, with Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup, Yuval Yarom, Shegnjian Chen, Robert Dimitru, and Timothy Lee
  • 2022–2023 Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) Grant, AUD 25,000, Lead investigator with Ke Wang, Masayuki Fujita, Shiyoshi Yokoyama
  • 2019–2020 Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (CERA), Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), AUD 299,665, Co-investigator, with Christope Fumeaux
  • 2018 NVIDIA GPU Grant, NVIDIA Corporation, Lead investigator
  • 2017–2018 CERA, DSTG, AUD 99,960, Co-investigator, with Christope Fumeaux
  • 2022–2023 User Project U2021BU0014, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories (LANL & SNL), Lead investigatorwith Daniel Headland
  • 2022–2023 User Project 2022AU0039, CINT, LANL & SNL, Co investigator, with Daniel Headland
  • 2015–2016 User Project U2015A0047, CINT, LANL & SNL, Lead investigator, with Daniel Headland
  • 2015–2016 User Project U2015A0046, CINT, LANL & SNL, Lead investigator
  • 2014–2015 Group of Eight Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme: Go8-DAAD (University of Freiburg), $20,000, Lead investigator, with Bernd Fischer
  • 2013–2014 User Project U2012B0061, CINT, LANL & SNL, Lead investigator
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Principal Supervisor Leaky-wave antenna Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Miantong Sun
    2022 Principal Supervisor Terahertz imaging and communications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bryce Anthony Chung
    2022 Principal Supervisor Substrateless Integrated Terahertz Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Linxi Chen
    2022 Principal Supervisor Terahertz metasurfaces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sakib Quader
    2022 Principal Supervisor Achieving Beyond 5G communication networks using Machine Learning enabled Terahertz-band communications Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Mariam Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Abdullah
    2021 Principal Supervisor Devices for Terahertz Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Harrison Noel Lees
    2020 Principal Supervisor High Gain Terahertz Antennas Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stephen Li
    2019 Principal Supervisor Terahertz Integrated Platform Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Panisa Dechwechprasit
    2018 Principal Supervisor Terahertz Communications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohamed Salaheldin Zaki Mohamed Shehata
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Effective-Medium-Clad Dielectric Components Towards Terahertz Integrated Platform Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Weijie Gao
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Frequency-Reconfigurable Low-Profile Omnidirectional Antennas Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Ken Paramayudha
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Frequency-Selective Surfaces for Microwave and Terahertz Spectra Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiaojing Lv
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Broadband Terahertz Metasurfaces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiaolong You
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Terahertz metasurfaces for wideband polarisation control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Wendy Suk Ling Lee
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Efficient Terahertz-Range Beam Control Using Flat Optics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Daniel Jonathan Headland
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Optical Metasurfaces Based on Nano-scale Dielectric Resonators Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chengjun Zou
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Metamaterial-Inspired Structures for Microwave and Terahertz Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amir Ebrahimi
    2011 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Dielectric Resonator Antennas: From Multifunction Microwave Devices to Optical Nano-Antennas Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Longfang Zou
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Terahertz Reflectarrays Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tiaoming Niu
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Board Member APL Photonics Editorial Advisory Board American Institute of Physics United States
    2018 - ongoing Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology IEEE United States
    2017 - ongoing Board Member Advisory Panel member of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics - -
    2017 - 2017 Editor Guest Editor, Journal of Infrared, Millimeter Waves and Terahertz special issue on Terahertz Metamaterials and Photonic Crystals (with Dr. Ibraheem Al-Naib) Springer Germany
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - 2018 Chair IEEE South Australia Joint Chapter on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) & Antennas and Propagation (AP) Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Mitacs Grant Assessment Mitacs Canada
    2022 - ongoing Dutch Research Council (NWO) Grant Assessment Dutch Research Council (NWO) Netherlands
    2022 - ongoing Office of National Intelligence Grant Assessment Office of National Intelligence Australia
    2015 - ongoing Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR; France) Grant Assessment Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR; France) -
    2014 - 2014 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Grant Assessment German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) -
    2014 - ongoing Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant Assessment Australian Research Council (ARC) -
    2012 - 2012 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Grant Assessment Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) -

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