Dr Iain Skinner

Senior Lecturer in Photonics

 

Telephone:     +61 2 9385 5153

 

Email:              i.skinner@unsw.edu.au

Room:             418  Electrical Engineering Building

 

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Qualifications

  • PhD. in Optical Physics,Australian National University, 1985.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Mathematics, University of Queensland, 1981

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Member of the Australian Mathematical Society

Employment

  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering Senior Lecturer, 1997 - Present
  • UNSW, School of Electrical Engineering Lecturer, 1992 - 1997
  • Canadian Government,Visiting Research Scientist, 1990-1991
  • UNSW, Research Officer, 1987 - 1989
  • University of Surrey, Research Fellow, 1985-1987

Visiting Appointments

  • University of Edinburgh, Visiting Fellow, 1995
  • University of Surrey, Visiting Fellow, 1999

Teaching Areas

  • Engineering Ethics
  • Electromagnetic Theory and Application
  • Photonic Technologies

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education

How engineering students learn. Developing and assessing new learning activities. Literacy in engineering.

  • Modal propagation in electromagnetic (optical) waveguides

Development of approximation methods. Theory of waveguides with controlled variability in direction of propagation. Special uses of waveguides.