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Professor Andrew Parfitt

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

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Top of an international pool

Following an international search in 2012, the University welcomed Professor Andrew Parfitt to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Professor Parfitt was selected from a highly competitive pool of extremely talented academics. Professor Parfitt was outstanding amongst his peers in his strategic foresight, business acumen and thorough knowledge of the academic and higher education environment.

Professor Parfitt was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Faculty of IT, Engineering and the Environment at the University of South Australia.

"With an emphasis on the student experience, Professor Parfitt has championed innovative academic approaches and practices, particularly in the areas of multi-disciplinary program development, the delivery of high quality online learning and working to ensure course design meets the needs of graduate employers," said Vice Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen.

Professor Parfitt also has an international reputation as a specialist in antenna and radio systems, with a focus on space science and technology. His career highlights include leading the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, the national research group responsible for launching FedSat, which was Australia's first satellite in 30 years.

He holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide, and has held adjunct academic positions at the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

In a professional capacity, Professor Parfitt is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been Chair of both its South Australia and New South Wales Sections. He is Chair of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Radio Science, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and until taking up his appointment in Newcastle was a board member of key industry associations the Defence Teaming Centre and the Technology Industry Association.

"I am excited to be joining the University of Newcastle," said Professor Parfitt.

"I am hoping to be able to successfully lead the diverse Academic portfolio to provide an exceptional student experience, while providing professional development opportunities for staff so they can create a superior teaching and learning environment. This is all part of our commitment to build a university of distinction," Professor Parfitt said.

"I am pleased to see the University's talented and dedicated staff are already recognised nationally for their innovative approaches to teaching and learning support and I intend to build on this," he said.

Professor Andrew Parfitt

Top of an international pool

Following an international search in 2012, the University welcomed Professor Andrew Parfitt to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Andrew Parfitt is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) with responsibility for the University's teaching and learning agenda, and quality assurance and strategic planning processes. Prior to his appointment at the University of Newcastle, Professor Parfitt held the position of Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President of the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment at the University of South Australia. Previously, he was the Director of UniSA's Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) (2004 - 2007), one of Australia's foremost ICT research organisations. Professor Parfitt has had an outstanding career as a specialist in antenna and radio systems and more recently in areas relating to space science and technology. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide, and has held adjunct academic positions at the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. In a professional capacity, Professor Parfitt is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been Chair of both its South Australia and New South Wales sections. He is Chair of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Radio Science, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a board member of the Defence Teaming Centre and the Technology Industry Association. Research Expertise
Professor Parfitt's major areas of research include: -- Antenna and radio systems, -- Wireless telecommunication systems, -- Satellite communications, satellite systems and satellite engineering, -- Radar and communications to satellite systems and radio astronomy technologies, -- Space science and technology. Professor Parfitt has had an outstanding research career as a specialist in antenna and radio systems and has published over 100 technical papers in conferences and journals, mainly in the areas of antenna design, integrated radio frequency systems, computational electromagnetism and satellite systems.

Teaching Expertise
In addition to his comprehensive research and administrative activities, Professor Parfitt has had extensive teaching experience. During his tenure as Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of South Australia, Professor Parfitt was responsible for significant increases in student satisfaction with their programs in several ways: -- Introducing Associate Degrees as pathways for engineering and IT, -- Commencing common first years for engineering, built environment and IT programs, -- The creation of innovative teaching and learning spaces, development of an online education strategy and significant curriculum renewal across all program clusters in his Division. Professor Parfitt has supervised PhD students at University of Adelaide, Macquarie University and University of Sydney. He has also examined Australian PhD theses for a number of Australian universities including the University of Queensland, RMIT University and the Australian National University. Professor Parfitt held the position of Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide (1992 - 98), supervising over fifty final year and third year projects during that time, and has lectured at the University of Sydney, CRC for Satellite Systems, DSTO and Macquarie University.

Administrative Expertise
Professor Parfitt has an outstanding record of administrative experience, including his most recent role as Pro Vice Chancellor (Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment) at the University of South Australia from 2007 - 12. The Division’s research income was increased to nearly double during his tenure, including securing a $40m contribution from the Commonwealth Government’s Education Investment Fund for the new Materials and Minerals Science Building. Professor Parfitt also acted for a number of extended periods as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), and was fully responsible for the development of UniSA’s 2012 ERA submission in all disciplines. Professor Parfitt has previously held the position of Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research - one of the two non-Division based research institutes within the University of South Australia. He was also CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems from 2003 - 05, a position that was responsible for the FedSat small satellite program - Australia’s first satellite in 30 years. In addition to his appointment at the University of Newcastle, Professor Parfitt currently holds the position of Chair of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Radio Science, President of the Australian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Defence Systems Innovation Centre.

Collaborations
As Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research at the University of South Australia, Professor Parfitt was responsible for leading one of the two non-Division based research institutes within the University, with the majority of the Institute’s funding contributed by external sources through contract research and research partnerships and maintained significant links with a wide range of industry partners. While in this role, he was also a member of the University’s Research Policy Committee. Professor Parfit has also had significant collaborative experience within industry. He served as CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, a national research group that comprised six universities, two government research agencies and four industry partners, from 2003 – 2005. While at CSIRO he led the Space and Satellite Communication Systems team from 2001 – 2003, and later held the position of General Manager of Space Programs.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Adelaide

Keywords

  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Antennas and Radio Engineering
  • Electromagnetism
  • Radio Frequency Engineering
  • Research Management and Business Development
  • Wireless Telecommunication Systems

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
100508 Satellite Communications 50
090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) University of Newcastle
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2010 Conference Chair - Workshop on Applications of Radio Science Workshop on Applications of Radio Science
Australia
1/08/2007 - 1/12/2012 Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President University of South Australia
Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment
Australia
1/04/2006 - 1/02/2007 Acting Head of School University of South Australia
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2011 National Chair of Commission C (Communications and Electronics) International Radio Science Union (URSI)
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2010 Steering Committee Centre of Excellence in Defence and Systems Capability
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2008 Steering Committee South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Membership - Engineers Australia Engineers Australia
1/06/2004 - 1/07/2007 Director University of South Australia
Institute for Telecommunications Research
Australia
1/01/2004 - 31/12/2007 Membership - National Committee for Space Science (Australian Academy of Science) National Committee for Space Science (Australian Academy of Science)
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2009 Adjunct Professor The University of Adelaide
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2004 Chairman IEEE New South Wales Section
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2003 Conference Chair - 8th Australian Symposium on Antennas 8th Australian Symposium on Antennas
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2007 Membership - Australian Space Industry Chamber of Commerce Executive Council Australian Space Industry Chamber of Commerce Executive Council
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2006 Adjunct Professor Macquarie University
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2005 Adjunct Associate Professor University of Sydney
Engineering and Built Environment
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2004 Adjunct Associate Professor University of South Australia
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2000 Conference Chair - Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Asia Pacific Microwave Conference
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2004 Vice-chairman IEEE New South Wales Antennas and Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/1998 Chairman IEEE South Australia Section
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/2002 Visiting Fellow Macquarie University
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/12/2004 Adjunct Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/1996 -  Membership - Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Australia
1/01/1995 - 1/06/1997 Associate Dean (Undergraduate Matters) The University of Adelaide
Faculty of Engineering
Australia
1/06/1992 - 1/10/1998 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Australia
1/01/1196 - 1/12/1997 Chairman IEEE South Australia Antennas and Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2007 Director Iterative Connections Pty Ltd
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/03/2003 - 1/06/2004 General Manager Space Programs CSIRO Telecommunications & Industrial Physics
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/03/2003 - 1/12/2005 Chief Executive Officer Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2006 Director Australian Space Network
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/03/2001 - 1/03/2003 Leader, Space & Satellite Communication Systems CSIRO Telecommunications & Industrial Physics
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/07/1999 - 1/03/2003 Sub-program Leader Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Advanced Radio Frequency Systems
Australia
1/10/1998 - 1/03/2001 Senior Antenna Specialist CSIRO Telecommunications & Industrial Physics
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/1987 - 1/06/1992 Engineer Defence Science & Technology Organisation
Engineering and Built Environment
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2001 Outstanding Volunteer Award (Region 10)
Unknown
1999 Award for Distinguished Service
Unknown
1992 Award for Best PhD project in Electronics
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2003 National Engineering Excellence Award
Engineers Australia

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2007 Australian space technology: oxymoron or opportunity?
Organisation: Australian Space Science Conference Description: .
2006 An evaluation of the scientific, technical and other outcomes from Australia’s FedSat small satellite mission
Organisation: Australian Institute of Physics Congress Description: .

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2004 Meeting global priorities through regional space cooperation
Organisation: Asia Pacific Regional Space Activities Forum Description: .
2003 The FedSat Communication Systems
Organisation: 8th Australian Symposium on Antennas Description: .
2003 Building on FedSat: Space missions for Australia’s future
Organisation: Australian Space Research Institute Annual Conference Description: .
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Charles C, Boswell R, Alexander P, Costa C, Sutherland O, Pfitzner L, et al., 'Operating the helicon double layer thruster in a space simulation chamber', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 36 1196-1197 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPS.2008.924425
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2006 Parfitt AJ, 'From concept to commercialisation: An Australian model for telecommunications research', Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 56 6-13 (2006) [C1]
2001 Yuan N, Kot JS, Parfitt AJ, 'Analysis of Rotman lenses using a hybrid least squares FEM/transfinite element method', IEE PROCEEDINGS-MICROWAVES ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, 148 193-198 (2001) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/ip-map:20010373
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2000 Parfitt AJ, Bird TS, 'Phased array antenna analysis using time delay beam steering and hybrid FDTD method', ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 36 108-110 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/el:20000158
2000 Yuan N, Parfitt AJ, Kot JS, 'Hybrid LSFEM and transfinite element method for microwave circuits', ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 36 881-883 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/el:20000663
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2000 Bird TS, Hay SG, Parfitt AJ, Rao N, Ward D, Mahon SJ, et al., 'Australian Ka-band technology for FedSat', Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Australia, 20 195-202 (2000) [C2]

Advanced Ka-band space qualified hardware has been developed for communications and propagation experiments with low earth orbiting (LEO) satellite systems as part of the Co-opera... [more]

Advanced Ka-band space qualified hardware has been developed for communications and propagation experiments with low earth orbiting (LEO) satellite systems as part of the Co-operative Research Centre for Satellite Systems' FedSat mission, which is planned for 2001. This paper describes a 20/30 GHz transponder and its components, highlighting Australian monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), antenna and system engineering contributions.

Citations Scopus - 1
2000 Parfitt AJ, James GL, Kot JS, Hall P, '"A case for the Luneburg lens as the antenna element for the square kilometre array radio telescope"', The Radio Science Bulletin, 293 32-37 (2000) [C1]
1998 Parfitt AJ, Bird TS, 'Computation of aperture antenna mutual coupling using FDTD and Kirchhoff field transformation', ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 34 1167-1168 (1998) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/el:19980893
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
1995 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Monolithic integrated antenna design for millimetre-wave wireless local area network systems', Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 15 137-144 (1995) [C2]
1995 Griffin DW, Parfitt AJ, 'Electromagnetic design aspects of packages for monolithic microwave integrated circuit-based arrays with integrated antenna elements', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 43 927-931 (1995) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
1993 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Analysis of infinite arrays of substrate-supported metal strip antennas', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 41 191-200 (1993) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/8.214610
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
1993 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Mutual coupling between metal strip antennas on finite size, electrically thick dielectric substrates', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 41 106-115 (1993)
DOI 10.1109/8.210124
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
1992 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'On the modelling of metal strip antennas contiguous with the edge of electrically thick finite size dielectric substrates', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 40 134-140 (1992) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/8.127396
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
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Conference (75 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Charles C, Boswell RW, Alexander P, Costa C, Sutherland O, Pfitzner L, et al., 'Helicon double layer thrusters', Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacramento, CA (2006) [E2]
2006 Parfitt AJ, Fraser B, 'FedSat: Three Years of Space Science & Technology', Proceedings of the WARS2006 Conference, Leura, NSW (2006) [E3]
2005 Parfitt AJ, 'FedSat: Australia's Space Mission', Papers: 5th Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne, Victoria (2005) [E3]
2004 Parfitt AJ, 'Australia's FedSat Mission', Proceedings of the 1st Asian space conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2004) [E1]
2004 Ivashina MV, Bregman JD, Bij De Vaate JG, Li L, Parfitt AJ, 'Experimental results for a focal plane array, synthesized with conjugate field method', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium 2004 Digest, Monterey, CA (2004) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Russell SC, Parfitt AJ, 'FedSat - the first year of operations', Proceedings of the IEICE General Conference, Tokyo, Japan (2004) [E1]
2004 Parfitt AJ, 'FedSat: Australian Space Science and Technology in Action', Proceedings of the Workshop on the Applications of Radio Science, Hobart, Tasmania (2004) [E3]
2003 Ivashina M, Van Ardenne A, Parfitt AJ, Li L, 'Study of phase arrays for reflector antennas in radio astronomy', Proceedings of Eigth Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA 2003), Sydney, Australia (2003) [E3]
2003 Tykesson M, Parfitt AJ, Cowley WG, Roberts P, Kotchetygov V, Rao N, 'Design, implementation and testing of the communications payload (CP) for FedSat', Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Brisbane, QLD (2003) [E1]
2003 Parfitt AJ, Greene KJ, Hay SG, Forsyth AR, Granet C, Barker SJ, 'Upgrade of an existing earth station for commercial and military applications using a new Ka-band feed system', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest), Columbus, OH (2003) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 3
2002 Parfitt AJ, Milner L, 'The design of active receiving antennas for broadband low-noise operation', XXVIIth General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science Proceedings, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2002) [E2]
2002 James G, Kot J, Parfitt AJ, Nikolic N, 'Progress towards a Luneburg lens solution for a large, wideband, multi-beam array radio telescope', XXVIIth General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science Proceedings, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2002) [E2]
2002 Morris J, Anderson S, Parfitt AJ, 'Polarimetric mapping of ship wakes', International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Toronto, Canada (2002) [E2]
2002 Parfitt AJ, 'Analysis of Microstrip Slot Coupling to Circular Waveguide', Asia Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan (2002) [E1]
2001 Parfitt AJ, Nikolic N, 'A dual-polarised wideband planar array for X-band synthetic aperture radar', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Boston, MA (2001) [E2]
2001 Morris J, Anderson S, Parfitt AJ, 'Polarimetric observations of wave breaking induced by ship wakes', International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Sydney, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001 Parfitt AJ, Rao N, Ward D, 'Space qualification of microsatellite Ka-band communications hardware', Proc. 13th National Space Engineering Symposium, Canberra, Australia (2001) [E2]
2000 James G, Kot J, Parfitt AJ, Nikolic N, 'Luneburg lens element for the SKA', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Munich, Germany (2000) [E2]
2000 Rao N, Parfitt AJ, Dadello A, Ward D, Bird TS, 'A low noise Ka-band down converter for space applications', European Microwave Conference Proceedings, Paris, France (2000) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/EUMA.2000.338752
2000 Parfitt AJ, Kot JS, James GL, 'The Luneburg lens as a radio telescope element', IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, VOLS 1-4, SALT LAKE CITY, UT (2000) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 5
1999 James GL, Parfitt AJ, 'A Proposal for the 1kT Antenna', URSI General Assembly Proceedings, Toronto, Canada (1999) [E2]
1999 Parfitt AJ, Bird TS, 'A FDTD method for large antenna coupling and scattering', URSI General Assembly Proceedings, Toronto, Canada (1999) [E2]
1999 Bird TS, Mahon SJ, Hay SG, Parfitt AJ, Rao N, Ward D, et al., 'Ka-band transponder for a small LEO satellite', Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC (1999) [E2]

A Ka-band transponder system has been designed for the microsatellite FedSat-1. The transponder will allow propagation and communication experiments over the three year lifetime o... [more]

A Ka-band transponder system has been designed for the microsatellite FedSat-1. The transponder will allow propagation and communication experiments over the three year lifetime of the satellite, supporting the further development of space systems and the modeling of lifetime performance of the Ka-band monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) components. The transponder will provide a means of testing the benefits of small, low power and low cost satellites.

Citations Scopus - 1
1999 James GM, Parfitt AJ, 'A low-cost reflector antenna element for the 1kT radiotelescope', Perspectives on Radio Astronomy: Technologies for Large Antenna Arrays, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands (1999) [E2]
1999 Parfitt AJ, Bird TS, 'New FDTD techniques in antenna coupling and scattering', Proceedings of Sixth Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA 1999), Sydney (1999) [E3]
1999 Goodfellow DC, Parfitt AJ, 'Antennas for millimetre-wave passive motion sensors', Proceedings of Sixth Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA 1999), Sydney (1999) [E3]
1999 Bird TS, Mahon SJ, Hay SG, Rao N, Dadello A, Parfitt AJ, et al., 'Australian Ka-band technology for small LEO satellite systems', Proceedings: 8th International Aerospace Congress, Adelaide, South Australia (1999) [E2]
1999 Seumahu ES, Bird TS, Cowley WG, Parfitt AJ, 'The FedSat Communications Payload', Proceedings: International Conference on Communications, Information and Signal Processing, Singapore (1999) [E1]
1999 Seumahu ES, Bird TS, Cowley WG, Parfitt AJ, Reisenfeld S, 'The FedSat Communications System', Proceedings: International Conference on Communications, Information and Signal Processing, Singapore (1999) [E1]
1998 Parfitt AJ, Bird TS, 'Application of a near-field transform algorithm to antenna coupling using the FDTD method', IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM - ANTENNAS: GATEWAYS TO THE GLOBAL NETWORK, VOLS 1-4, ATLANTA, GA (1998) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
1998 Abbott D, Parfitt AJ, 'Extension of the insect vision paradigm to millimeter waves', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA (1998) [E2]
DOI 10.1117/12.300845
1997 Parfitt AJ, 'Broadband planar printed arrays: is an active reflector approach viable?', Proceedings Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1997) [E1]
1997 Duong NT, Parfitt AJ, 'Integrated dipole-transistor (DT) oscillator arrays', Micro '97 proceedings : 14th Australian Microelectronics Conference, Melbourne (1997) [E1]
1997 Parfitt AJ, 'Hybrid architecture for linear array beam steering', Proceedings of the Australian Microelectronics Conference, Melbourne, Australia (1997) [E2]
1997 Parfitt AJ, Abbott D, 'Collision avoidance device using passive millimetre-wave array based on insect vision', Proceedings of the Australian Microelectronics Conference, Melbourne, Australia (1997) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 5
1997 Parfitt AJ, 'Transversely Assembled Printed-Circuit and Integrated-Circuit Antenna Arrays and Applications', PIERS 1997. Progress in electromagnetics research symposium, Hong Kong (1997) [E2]
1997 Parfitt AJ, 'Linear imaging arrays for millimeter-wave applications', Proceedings: URSI North American Radio Science Meeting, Montreal (1997) [E3]
1997 Duong NT, Parfitt AJ, 'Coupled oscillator analysis of active arrays based on the mutual impedance between elements', WARS97: Proceedings of Workshop on Applications of Radio Science 1997, Barossa Valley, Australia (1997) [E1]
1997 Parfitt AJ, 'Concepts for frequency translation antenna arrays', WARS97: Proceedings of Workshop on Applications of Radio Science 1997, Barossa Valley, Australia (1997) [E1]
1997 Yeo SKN, Parfitt AJ, 'Scan blindnesses in infinite arrays of microstrip dipole antennas with coplanar strip feedlines', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest), Montreal, Canada (1997) [E2]
1997 Duong NT, Parfitt AJ, 'Coupling considerations in the design of active dipole-transistor arrays', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest), Montreal, Canada (1997) [E2]
1997 Duong NT, Parfitt AJ, 'New method for the design of active dipole-transistor elements using feedback control', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Montreal, Canada (1997) [E2]
1996 Yeo SKN, Parfitt AJ, 'Generalized Green's function analysis of infinite arrays of microstrip antennas with various configurations', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Baltimore, MD (1996) [E2]
1996 Parfitt AJ, 'Feedback design of a coupled-patch oscillator array', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Baltimore, MD (1996) [E2]
1996 Yeo SKN, Parfitt AJ, 'Finite array analysis using iterative spatial Fourier windowing of the generalized periodic Green's function', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Baltimore, MD (1996) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
1996 Yeo KN, Parfitt AJ, 'Spectral domain analysis of infinite phased arrays of metal strip antennas in varioufs configurations', Proceedings of Fifth Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA 1996), Sydney, Australia (1996) [E3]
1996 Duong NT, Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, 'An experimental study into the operating characteristics of the transistor grid oscillator (TGO)', Proceedings of Fifth Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA 1996), Sydney, Australia (1996) [E3]
1996 Parfitt AJ, 'Finite array analysis using a spatially windowed infinite array', Proceedings of Fifth Australian Symposium on Antennas (ASA 1996), Sydney, Australia (1996) [E3]
1996 Abbott D, Parfitt AJ, Davis BR, Eshraghian K, 'Is the thermal noise constant really 4?', Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Unresolved problems of Noise, Szeged, Hungary (1996) [E1]
1996 Parfitt AJ, Buzescu A, 'First-year special tutorial programs: bridging the gap between school and university', Proceedings of the 8th Annual Convention and Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Sydney, Australia (1996) [E1]
1996 Parfitt AJ, Copeland J, Lewis S, 'Valuing diversity in engineering education', Proceedings of the 8th Annual Convention and Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Sydney, Australia (1996) [E1]
1996 Parfitt AJ, 'Oscillator frequency synchronisation for integrated arrays', Proceedings: URSI General Assembly 1996, Lille, France (1996) [E2]
1995 Yeo KN, Parfitt AJ, 'Numerical analysis of arrays of finite lateral extent', Proceedings of the Workshop on the Applications of Radio Science, Canberra, Australia (1995) [E3]
1995 Parfitt AJ, 'Analysis of small arrays above ground planes of finite extent', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Newport Beach, CA (1995) [E2]
1995 Yeo KN, Parfitt AJ, 'Generalized spectral domain analysis of an infinite array of dielectric supported metal strip antennas', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Newport Beach, CA (1995) [E2]
1994 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Effect of waveguide backed apertures in the ground plane of an infinite dipole array', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Seattle, WA (1994) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
1994 Parfitt AJ, Cole PH, 'Analysis of a printed dipole active reflector', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Seattle, WA (1994) [E2]
1994 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Modelling dissipative losses in integrated antenna elements', Abstracts of Papers and Information: Fourth Australian Symposium on Antennas, Sydney, Australia (1994) [E3]
1994 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Monolithic integrated antenna technology for millimetre-wave wireless LAN components', IEEE International Conference on Universal Wireless Access, Melbourne, Australia (1994) [E1]
1993 Griffin DW, Parfitt AJ, 'Electromagnetic design aspects of packages for phased array modules that may incorporate monolithic antenna elements', AP-S International Symposium (Digest) (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society), Ann Arbor, MI (1993) [E2]
1993 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Controlling cross-polarized radiation from substrate supported metal strip antennas for use in monolithically fabricated phased arrays', AP-S International Symposium (Digest) (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society), Ann Arbor, MI (1993) [E2]
1993 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Design of millimeter-wave monolithically integrated active phased array antennas', Proceedings of the Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Power Generation and Beam Control, Huntsville, USA (1993) [E3]
1993 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'The effect of polarization currents in finite size dielectric substrates on scan blindness in infinite phased arrays of printed metal strip antennas', Proceedings: General Assembly of URSI 1993, Kyoto, Japan (1993) [E2]
1992 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Design of a New Monolithically Integrated Array for Millimetre Wavelengths', Asia Pacific Microwave Conference. Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (1992) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/APMC.1992.671942
1992 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'A chip scale approach to monolithic microwave integrated circuit antenna design for millimeter wavelength arrays', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Chicago, IL (1992) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/APS.1992.221698
1992 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Active impedance computation for an infinite array of monolithic integrated circuit antennas', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, Chicago, IL (1992) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/APS.1992.221699
1992 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Numerical modelling of infinite arrays of composite dielectric and conducting antenna elements', Proceedings:ACES/TEAM International Workshop, Melbourne, Australia (1992) [E3]
1991 Parfitt AJ, Grifin DW, Cole PH, 'Measuring the radiation pattern of a resonant dipole antenna in the presence of an electrically thick finite size dielectric substrate-a method that satisfies theoretical assumptions', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, London, Ont. (1991) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/APS.1991.175064
1991 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, Cole PH, 'Analysis of a metal strip dipole antenna suitable for monolithic integration at millimetre wavelengths', Abstracts of Papers and Information: Third Australian Symposium on Antennas, Sydney, Australia (1991) [E3]
1990 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, 'Integrated circuit antenna elements for MMIC phased array radar modules: constraints and options', Proceedings of Radarcon '90, Adelaide, South Australia (1990) [E1]
1990 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, 'A single wire fed dipole on slab antenna for monolithic integration with microwave and millimeter wave circuits', Proceedings: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Dallas, TX (1990) [E2]
1989 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, 'Analysis of the single wire fed dipole antenna', IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. International Symposium, San Jose, CA (1989) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 1
1989 Parfitt AJ, Griffin DW, 'Monolithic microwave and millimetre wave integrated circuit antennas', IREECON International 1989 : 22nd international electronics convention & exhibition : proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (1989) [E1]
1989 Fourikis N, Parfitt AJ, Gauja E, 'The design and realisation of surface acoustic wave devices (SAWD) in Australia', IREECON International 1989 : 22nd international electronics convention & exhibition : proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (1989) [E1]
1987 Parfitt AJ, 'Frequency domain excision of unwanted signals', Proceedings: 1987 IREECON International Convention, Sydney, Australia (1987) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $259,000

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20031 grants / $234,000

Development of a new wideband feed for a cylindrical reflector antenna$234,000

The aim of this project is to design and build a wideband feed to operate at the line focus of a cylindrical reflector antenna, over the frequency range 300 MHz to 1500 MHz.

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19961 grants / $25,000

Valuing diversity in engineering education.$25,000

Funding body: University of Adelaide

Funding body University of Adelaide
Project Team
Scheme Teaching Development Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009 PhD Scattering and Radiation in Spherical Structures
Engineering & Related Technolo, Macquarie University
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Feed Arrays for Cylindrical Reflector Antennas
Engineering & Related Technolo, University of Sydney
Co-Supervisor
2004 PhD Polarimetric Properties of Radar Echoes from the Features on the Ocean Surface
Engineering & Related Technolo, University of Adelaide
Co-Supervisor
1999 PhD Analysis and Design of Millimetre Wave Antenna Array Power Combiners
Engineering & Related Technolo, University of Adelaide
Principal Supervisor
1999 PhD The Design of Power Combined Oscillators Suitable for Millimetre Wave Development
Engineering & Related Technolo, University of Adelaide
Co-Supervisor
1997 PhD Finite Periodic Array Design
Engineering & Related Technolo, University of Adelaide
Principal Supervisor
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Professor Andrew Parfitt

Position

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email andrew.parfitt@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5114
Fax (02) 4921 7060

Office

Room CH310
Building The Chancellery
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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