Adrian Keating

Associate Professor, BE PhD Melb., SMIEEE

  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 545 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20052020

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Biography

Dr. Keating has been working with photonic device/systems, MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and advanced semiconductor materials for more than 15 years. His Ph.D. investigated methods for wavelength stabilization of narrowband (DFB) lasers in communication networks and in the following year as a research fellow, he demonstrated the highest bit-rate-distance product for a spectrum sliced communication system. He subsequently joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephony (NTT) in Japan where his work on high density, high speed all optical time demultiplexing resulted in several patents. In 1998 he joined Prof. John Bowers at University of California, Santa Barbara, and demonstrated the highest operating temperature (105°C) 1.55 mm Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL). He joined an Optical MEMS company in 1999 (Calient Networks) as the fiber optics technology manager, directing a team of 7 consisting of Ph.Ds, mechanical, electronic and software engineers. He was responsible for developing high quality massively parallel fiber-collimators based on microlenses and designing optical systems/instrumentation based on MEMS. The tools he helped to develop led to a high yield, high reliable product which could be assembled in the minimum time. He was invited to present this work as LEOS 2001 and has received 4 patents as a result of this work. In 2004 he joined UWA and he has extended his work on MEMS, developing characterization techniques to evaluate the performance of MEMS microspectrometers operating in the infra-red. Since 2007 he has been with the School of Mechanical Engineering, advancing the Mechatronics program and work on MEMS.

Roles and responsibilities

Expertise in RF and Photonic systems, optical networks, MEMS/MEOMS technologies
Mechatronics Course Advisor
School of Mechanical Engineering Laser Safety Officier
School of Mechanical Engineering Marketing representative
Member School Teaching and Learning Committee (Mechatronics Rep)
Mechatronics Teaching and Learning Committee
Honors students supervision (10 in 2009) within Mechanical engineering and other schools
Postgraduate student supervision (5 in 2009)

Future research

Infrared thermal imagers
Optical system (including lens) design
Applicatios for:
Porous silicon sensors
micromaching of porous silicon

Funding overview

Winthrop Professor John Dell, Associate Professor Adrian Keating, Research Professor Mariusz Martyniuk, Winthrop Professor Lorenzo Faraone 2008, 'All-Optical Actuation and Interrogation of MEMS and NEMS Resonant Mode Sensors', DIISR Indo-Australian S & T Fund

Associate Professor Adrian Keating, Winthrop Professor John Dell 2007, 'Microfluids For Functionalisation of Optically Addressed Massively Parallel Nano-Cantilever Chemical Sensors ', UWA Research Grants Scheme, Funds Approved: $14,000.00

Associate Professor Adrian Keating, 2007 " Rapid analysis of small volumes of human breast milk using microfluidic technologies", Raine Priming Grant, Funds Approved $144,000

Winthrop Professor John Dell, Winthrop Professor Lorenzo Faraone, Associate Professor Charles Musca, Research Professor Jaroslaw Antoszewski, Associate Professor Adrian Keating, Associate Professor Daniel Murphy, Research Assistant Professor Leo Schuler 2007, 'Demonstration of UWA Microspectrometer Technology for Assessment of Soil and Grain Parameters in Broad Acre Agriculture', Grains Research & Development Corporation, Funds Approved: $350,230.00

Associate Professor Adrian Keating, Winthrop Professor John Dell, Winthrop Professor Lorenzo Faraone, Associate Professor Giacinta Parish, Winthrop Professor Yinong Liu, Winthrop Professor Xiao Hu, Prof Kamal Alameh, Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Mr Allen Tarr 2006, 'LE0775499 - High Performance Optical Profilometer for Mapping Micro / Meso / Macroscopic Topography', ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment Facilities, Funds Approved: $130,000.00

Winthrop Professor John Dell, Winthrop Professor Lorenzo Faraone, Dr Han Huang, Associate Professor Adrian Keating, Dr B Griffin, Prof B Lawn, J Talghader 2004, 'DP0559744 - Micro Electromechanical (MEMS) and nano Electromechanical Systems (NEMS) Technologies for Temperature Sensitive Semiconductors and Smart Materials.', ARC Discovery Projects, Funds Approved: $871,830.00

Associate Professor Adrian Keating 2004, 'Laser Assisted Micromachining of Polyimide Thin Films for Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).', UWA Research Grants Scheme, Funds Approved: $13,500.00

Current projects

A list of current and previous Final Year Engineering projects can be found at
http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/~keating/SAIL/UGradProjects.html
Much of the work done for final year projects is relevant to post-graduate study. However, for more details of postgraduate study regarding MEMS, sensors, porous silicon and microfluidics, contact Dr. KEatign directly.

Industrial relevance

Dr. Keating joined an Optical MEMS company in 1999 (Calient Networks) as the Ffiber Optics Technology Manager, directing a team of 7 consisting of Ph.Ds, mechanical, electronic and software engineers. He was responsible for developing high quality massively parallel fiber-collimators based on microlenses and designing optical systems/instrumentation based on MEMS. The tools he helped to develop led to a high yield, high reliable product which could be assembled in the minimum time. He was invited to present this work as LEOS 2001 and has received 4 patents as a result of this work.

Teaching overview

Unit coordinator for Mechatronic Systems (MCTX3420) 2008, 2009,2010, 2013
Unit coordinator for Introduction to MEMS (GENG4401) 2008,2009
Unit coordinator for Introduction to Engineering (GENG1001) 2011
Unit coordinator for Engineering Dynamics (MECH1401) 2010,2011,2012
Information Session Facilitator - Motion (ENSC2001) S2 2013, S1 2013
MPE Unit coordinator for Measurement and Noise (MECH4424) 2013, 2014

Research

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
micromachining
Infrared systems
optical sensors
porous silicon
seminconductors
microfluidics
nanotechnology
thin films
porous silicon
Lab-on-Chip
mechatronics
optical fiber (fibre)
photonics
instrumentation
sensors

Languages

Dr Keating worked in Japan for 2 year with Nippon Telegraph and Telephony (NTT) and gained a rudimentary understanding of spoken (not written) Japanese.

Research expertise keywords

  • Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Optical fibres
  • Photonics
  • Test and measurement
  • Instrumentation
  • Sensors
  • Optoelectronics
  • Microfluidics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Material science
  • Robotics (micro-robotics/micromechantronics/MEMS)
  • Infra-red sensors
  • Infra-red sensor technology
  • Biosensing and biosensors
  • Sensor technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Micro-machining
  • Micro-optic-electronics
  • Modelling of micro- and nano- opto-electronic devices
  • Thin films and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Electromagnetic and optical properties of materials
  • Materials, defects and porosity
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Electrochemistry

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Research Output

Engineering Visual Contracts: Using If-Then Thinking to Develop Behavioral Drivers for Imaging

Andersen, C. & Keating, A., 21 Feb 2020, Journal of Open Access to Law, 8, 1 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
  • Method for increasing the core count and area of high density optical fiber bundles

    Sanders, T., Lamb, C., Putrino, G. & Keating, A., 3 Jul 2020, In : IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 26, 4, 8 p., 4300308.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Compensating porosity gradient to produce flat, micromachined porous silicon structures

    Afandi, Y., Parish, G. & Keating, A., 1 Aug 2019, In : Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 284, p. 427-433 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Distributed magnetic flux density on the cross-section of a transformer core

    Li, L., Du, X., Pan, J., Keating, A., Matthews, D., Huang, H. & Zheng, J., 6 Mar 2019, In : Electronics (Switzerland). 8, 3, 12 p., 297.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Projects

    Activities

    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Mount Hawthorn Primary School

    Adrian Keating (Visiting researcher)

    16 Sep 201820 Nov 2018

    Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution