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Rajan, Ginu Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering

Overview


Dr. Rajan is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong and is also a visiting fellow at UNSW, Sydney. He obtained a PhD degree in Engineering from Technological University Dublin, Ireland in 2009. He was a Project Manager at the Photonics Research Centre of TU Dublin during 2009-2012 and a VC Research Fellow at UNSW during 2012-2015. He has published over 150 articles in journals, conferences and as book chapters and two patents are also filed. He is also the editor of the books “Optical Fiber Sensors:- Advanced Techniques and Applications” and "Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures using Fiber Optic Methods", both published by CRC Press. He serves as a technical program committee chair and member of conferences in the area of optical fiber sensors and smart composite materials, editorial board member/associate editor and reviewer of several journals, and reviewer for funding applications of the Portugal Science Foundation, Polish Science Foundation and Australian Research Council.

His research and teaching interests includes optical fibre sensing and its applications in a number of engineering areas. He also has significant interest in and promotes research translation and commercialisation.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2015 Optical fiber sensors: Advanced techniques and applications

Research Overview


  • My research interests and focus are on the below areas;

    Optical fibre sensors
    Engineering applications of optical fibre sensors
    Smart composites and structures
    Biomedical and biomaterials sensing
    Structural health monitoring using fibre optic methods

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Partnerships between industry and researchers can often be seen as the holy grail of product development. Combing the minds of academics with the directed knowledge of manufactures sounds great, but in practice can break down over issues such as project direction, ip owership and the final stumbling block of commercialisation. One partnership that have overcome this and is on its way to market, is the collaboration between researchers from a consortium of universities and Australian dental restorative materials manufacturer SDI Ltd.<br /><br />Read the full story in Manufacturers Monthly Magazine, November 2019.<br /><a href="https://online.mediablender.net/webapp/edition/net.mediablender.manufacturersmonthly/mm11201920191101T051435939?mb=t#&gid=1&pid=1&zid=fit" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://online.mediablender.net/webapp/edition/net.mediablender.manufacturersmonthly/mm11201920191101T051435939?mb=t#&gid=1&pid=1&zid=fit</a>

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  •  Fibre optic sensors for biomedical applications

    Smart composite structures

    Fibre optic dental instrumentation

    Fibre optic structural health monitoring




    Students Graduated under my supervision

    1. Kishore Bhowmik, PhD 2015 (UNSW)

    2. Manjusha Ramakrishnan, PhD 2016 (DIT Ireland)

    3. Ebrahim Orohieme, PhD 2017 (UNSW)

    4. Fei Xia, MPhil 2018 (UOW)

    5. Sagar Jinachandran, PhD 2020(UOW)

Reviewer Of


Professional Service Activities


Teaching Overview


  • Coordinator and Lecturer for:
    ECTE350- Engineering Design and Management 3 
    ECTE355/451/458/940- SECTE Thesis subjects
    ECTE496/896- Optical Communication Systems
    ECTE987- Optoelectronics Sensing

Keywords


  • applied-science, photonic-engineering, optical-fibre-sensing, structural-health-monitoring, smart-structures-and-composites, optical-fibre-devices, biomechatronic-applications

Full Name


  • Dr. Ginu Rajan

Mailing Address


  • School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2015 Optical fiber sensors: Advanced techniques and applications

Research Overview


  • My research interests and focus are on the below areas;

    Optical fibre sensors
    Engineering applications of optical fibre sensors
    Smart composites and structures
    Biomedical and biomaterials sensing
    Structural health monitoring using fibre optic methods

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Partnerships between industry and researchers can often be seen as the holy grail of product development. Combing the minds of academics with the directed knowledge of manufactures sounds great, but in practice can break down over issues such as project direction, ip owership and the final stumbling block of commercialisation. One partnership that have overcome this and is on its way to market, is the collaboration between researchers from a consortium of universities and Australian dental restorative materials manufacturer SDI Ltd.<br /><br />Read the full story in Manufacturers Monthly Magazine, November 2019.<br /><a href="https://online.mediablender.net/webapp/edition/net.mediablender.manufacturersmonthly/mm11201920191101T051435939?mb=t#&gid=1&pid=1&zid=fit" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://online.mediablender.net/webapp/edition/net.mediablender.manufacturersmonthly/mm11201920191101T051435939?mb=t#&gid=1&pid=1&zid=fit</a>

Potential Supervision Topics


  •  Fibre optic sensors for biomedical applications

    Smart composite structures

    Fibre optic dental instrumentation

    Fibre optic structural health monitoring




    Students Graduated under my supervision

    1. Kishore Bhowmik, PhD 2015 (UNSW)

    2. Manjusha Ramakrishnan, PhD 2016 (DIT Ireland)

    3. Ebrahim Orohieme, PhD 2017 (UNSW)

    4. Fei Xia, MPhil 2018 (UOW)

    5. Sagar Jinachandran, PhD 2020(UOW)

Reviewer Of


Professional Service Activities


Teaching Overview


  • Coordinator and Lecturer for:
    ECTE350- Engineering Design and Management 3 
    ECTE355/451/458/940- SECTE Thesis subjects
    ECTE496/896- Optical Communication Systems
    ECTE987- Optoelectronics Sensing

Keywords


  • applied-science, photonic-engineering, optical-fibre-sensing, structural-health-monitoring, smart-structures-and-composites, optical-fibre-devices, biomechatronic-applications

Full Name


  • Dr. Ginu Rajan

Mailing Address


  • School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia