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Beirne, Stephen T. Dr

Senior Research Fellow

  • Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
  • Intelligent Polymer Research Institute

Research Overview


  • Summary of Current Research: 


    My PhD focused on the development of a low-power reactive wireless chemical sensing network. The system was based around commercially available wireless sensor platforms integrated with novel low-power colorimetric gas sensors. The developed system was capable of detecting the presence of an acidic vapour contaminant. Confirmation of the initial detection through subsequent detections by surrounding wireless sensor nodes triggered an automatic reaction which induced a purge routine to remove the contaminant from the monitored environment.



    Between 2008 and 2010 my research focused on the development of field deployable autonomous systems for greenhouse gas monitoring and defining what monitoring parameters are necessary to capture high temporal resolution data while maximising the developed systems deployment period.Since joining the IPRI in May 2010 I have been directly responsible for the implementation of a suite of commercial and custom additive fabrication tools. Commercial additive fabrication software and hardware have been supported by the Australian National Fabrication Facility and allow researchers access to a highly flexible means of device design and production. In-house developed custom additive fabrication systems facilitate printable materials development research that is currently targeted towards bio-fabrication. 



    Research Interests:

    • BioFabrication
    • Additive Fabrication Techniques and Systems
    • Materials processing for deposition
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Autonomous Sensor Platforms
    • Wireless Sensor Networks

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing Electrically and Thermally Conductive Hydrogel Based on Graphene Suitable for Bio-Thermistor HAJI SEYED JAVADI, Mohammad
    Doctor of Philosophy 3D Printed Porous Structures Based on Porestar with Hydroxyapatite Distributed Throughout Dinoro, Jeremy
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of High Aspect Ratio Ordered Thermoplastic Nano-Materials as Print Media for 3D Additive Fabrication Brooks, Joshua
    Master of Philosophy Development of Techniques for Selecting and Implementing Components for Composite Materials for Applications in Selective Laser Melting Barnsley, Grant
    Doctor of Philosophy 3D Printing Microfluidic Materials Wu, Liang
    Doctor of Philosophy Fabrication of Ulvan Based Structures for Wound Healing Applications Chen, Xifang
    Master of Philosophy 3D Printing and Biofabrication Gillies, Melanie
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of nano-filled bio-thermoplastics as print media for 3D-additive fabrication Khakbaz, Hadis
    Master of Philosophy 3D Printing for Bone Regeneration Chan, Kuan Phang
    Doctor of Philosophy Thermo-Mechanical Design Optimization of Additively Manufactured Moulding Tools for Silicone Medical Devices Mostafavian, Saber
    Master of Philosophy Towards an in vitro innervated model of the cornea van Tienderen, Gilles
    Master of Philosophy Hystent project: 3d-printed cardiovascular stents. customization of 3d printer and development of stents Castaneda Garay, Diego
    Doctor of Philosophy Spinning of Mechanically Improved Artificial Spider Silk for Biomedical Applications Hai, Abdul Moqeet
    Doctor of Philosophy The Design and Development of Flexible Redox-Gel Integrated Electrode for Wearable Thermal Capacitor Zhang, Shuai
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Development of Coaxial Nozzle for MEW. Gruska, Anne

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • I-6775-2013

Research Overview


  • Summary of Current Research: 


    My PhD focused on the development of a low-power reactive wireless chemical sensing network. The system was based around commercially available wireless sensor platforms integrated with novel low-power colorimetric gas sensors. The developed system was capable of detecting the presence of an acidic vapour contaminant. Confirmation of the initial detection through subsequent detections by surrounding wireless sensor nodes triggered an automatic reaction which induced a purge routine to remove the contaminant from the monitored environment.



    Between 2008 and 2010 my research focused on the development of field deployable autonomous systems for greenhouse gas monitoring and defining what monitoring parameters are necessary to capture high temporal resolution data while maximising the developed systems deployment period.Since joining the IPRI in May 2010 I have been directly responsible for the implementation of a suite of commercial and custom additive fabrication tools. Commercial additive fabrication software and hardware have been supported by the Australian National Fabrication Facility and allow researchers access to a highly flexible means of device design and production. In-house developed custom additive fabrication systems facilitate printable materials development research that is currently targeted towards bio-fabrication. 



    Research Interests:

    • BioFabrication
    • Additive Fabrication Techniques and Systems
    • Materials processing for deposition
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Autonomous Sensor Platforms
    • Wireless Sensor Networks

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Developing Electrically and Thermally Conductive Hydrogel Based on Graphene Suitable for Bio-Thermistor HAJI SEYED JAVADI, Mohammad
    Doctor of Philosophy 3D Printed Porous Structures Based on Porestar with Hydroxyapatite Distributed Throughout Dinoro, Jeremy
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of High Aspect Ratio Ordered Thermoplastic Nano-Materials as Print Media for 3D Additive Fabrication Brooks, Joshua
    Master of Philosophy Development of Techniques for Selecting and Implementing Components for Composite Materials for Applications in Selective Laser Melting Barnsley, Grant
    Doctor of Philosophy 3D Printing Microfluidic Materials Wu, Liang
    Doctor of Philosophy Fabrication of Ulvan Based Structures for Wound Healing Applications Chen, Xifang
    Master of Philosophy 3D Printing and Biofabrication Gillies, Melanie
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of nano-filled bio-thermoplastics as print media for 3D-additive fabrication Khakbaz, Hadis
    Master of Philosophy 3D Printing for Bone Regeneration Chan, Kuan Phang
    Doctor of Philosophy Thermo-Mechanical Design Optimization of Additively Manufactured Moulding Tools for Silicone Medical Devices Mostafavian, Saber
    Master of Philosophy Towards an in vitro innervated model of the cornea van Tienderen, Gilles
    Master of Philosophy Hystent project: 3d-printed cardiovascular stents. customization of 3d printer and development of stents Castaneda Garay, Diego
    Doctor of Philosophy Spinning of Mechanically Improved Artificial Spider Silk for Biomedical Applications Hai, Abdul Moqeet
    Doctor of Philosophy The Design and Development of Flexible Redox-Gel Integrated Electrode for Wearable Thermal Capacitor Zhang, Shuai
    Master of Philosophy -SMAH Development of Coaxial Nozzle for MEW. Gruska, Anne

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • I-6775-2013
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