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Associate Professor Erwin Chan

College of Engineering, IT and Environment

Be supervised by Erwin

Associate Professor Chan leads research in fibre-optics and photonics at Charles Darwin University. He is a senior IEEE member and has contributed over 100 technical publications in this area. He was also the recipient of the University of Sydney Early Career Development Award and the Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Research in fibre-optics and photonics at Charles Darwin University focuses on microwave photonic signal processing, which explores powerful new paradigms for processing high-bandwidth signals. This transcends the traditional function of photonics (which has until recently focused on signal transmission) to open up new possibilities for directly processing the signals that are modulated on an optical carrier.

CDU's research also focuses on optical communications, nonlinear fibre optics, optically-controlled phased arrays, gigahertz/terahertz photonics in communication and radar systems, and fibre-optic sensors.

Associate Professor Chan is available to supervise PhD and Masters by Research in fibre-optics and photonics.

There are opportunities to undertake research projects in:

  • Photonic Signal Processing
  • Lightwave Synthesiser
  • Optically-controlled Phased Array
  • Photonic Downconverter
  • Optical Fibre Transmission and Interference Mitigation Filters
  • Photonics-based Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • Fibre-optic Sensor for Structural Monitoring,Chemical and Biological Applications and the Oil and Gas Industry
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CDU is currently looking for students to undertake their Higher Degree by Research in the Northern Territory. Scholarships are available.

Apply by 31 October for Research Scholarships

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