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Dr John Holdsworth

Senior Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Physics)

Career Summary

Biography

I have more than 30 years of experience in molecular science, optical sources, equipment and detection, signal extraction and amplification. My career path is different from the norm in that I have worked in the industry for 12 years before I did a PhD and didn't have the opportunity to do postdoctoral research. From 1995-2001, I worked in the Philippines at the Ateneo de Manila University as an academic with both teaching and administration as primary duties. During this time, in difficult financial circumstances associated with the third world location, I developed a LIDAR system with colleagues, upon which two Ph.D. and one M.Sc. student were trained and from which many (22) conference papers and posters were generated. Additionally, I collaborated with the Caesar Saloma group at the University of the Philippines resulting in the single journal article from this period.  I was chosen as a member of a UNESCO panel to visit North Korea in July 2000 to evaluate Physics and Physics Education in North Korea.

This was on the basis of significant development in and knowledge of Physics teaching in a third world setting. I was Chair of the Physics Department of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines for 18 months. In June 2001, I returned to Australia and accepted the Lecturer (in Photonics) position at the University of Newcastle where I devoted most of my time in the first 3 years coordinating the Photonics program and developing its teaching materials paying particular attention to the laboratory component. Despite my limited research opportunities, I have succeeded in my effort to establish research which has resulted in multidisciplinary collaborations with : Swinburne University (David Booth)  in doped glass behaviour. : Colleagues at the University of Newcastle (Howard Bridgeman, Geography) and CSIRO in LIDAR. : Colleagues at The University of Newcastle (Paul Dastoor) into conductive polymer dynamics. : The Optical Fibre Technology Centre (Stuart Jackson & John Canning) in . : Colleagues at the University of Newcastle (Dirk Van Helden) in 2-photon microscopy.  As a founding member of the Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics of the University of Newcastle, I engage with colleagues in competitive research, and I believe I contribute significantly to the proposed research. I currently (2013) co-supervise 6 PhD students and have 1 Honours student. I have has established the B.Sc. (Photonics), B.Sc. (Hons) (Photonics) degree programs and the new (2006) Photonics major within the B.Sc. program at the University of Newcastle.

This has been a very successful venture for the University and has led to graduates pursuing Honours and Doctoral degrees at Newcastle, ANU RSPSE and University of Adelaide as well as finding demand in industry and within CSIRO. I was awarded the Faculty of Science and Information Technology Teaching award for 2004 and the prestigious Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching in 2006. The LIDAR I developed was a finalist in the Newcastle branch of the Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence awards in 2005. I was invited to be a full member of the University of Newcastle Research Priority Centre for Organic Electronics in recognition of my research potential and capability. I have mentored 3 RHD (1 PhD and 2 MSc) students to completion in my previous academic position. I have assessed 8 RHD theses both here and abroad. I am a member of the Optical Society of America, the Australian Institute of Physics, and am the Secretary of the Australian Optical Society.

Research Expertise
I have developed metal vapour laser systems for medical and scientific use and have a wide expertise in lasers and optical systems. Applications of lasers pursued have been in LIDAR, photocurrent mapping of conductive polymers as well as ultra-short pulse probing of conductive polymer materials. I have expertise in glass modification via UV irradiation and two-photon microscopy in biomedical science.

Teaching Expertise
I have established the Photonics program at the University of Newcastle. In doing so I have extensively revised and /or developed from scratch the key courses in that program. In 2006 I was awarded the VC's award for teaching excellence in recognition of the effort.

Administrative Expertise
I was the manager of a sales and service team of 12 while in industry. I was head of department of 30 Faculty in the Philippines. I have served University of Newcastle on several committees, Research Training and International, Teaching and Learning, Complaints Officer. I am the secretary of the Australian Optical Society and the reviews editor of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Collaborations
I trained as a molecular spectroscopist under Prof. Alan Knight at Griffith University for all my degrees with a central theme of applications of lasers in this field, including laser isotope enrichment, multi-photon ionisation, laser ablation from liquids, cavity ringdown spectroscopy , collisional energy transfer in iodine as probed by laser fluorescence and laser induced chemical vapour deposition. During the years 1980-1988 I worked in industry developing the initial prototype copper and gold vapour lasers and optical fibre attachments for lasers for Quentron Optics Pty. Ltd. under an Industrial Research and Development Grant and held various positions within that company including research and development scientist.

I worked for Spectra-Physics the international laser company, for a three year period in laser applications until returning to Ph.D. study during 1991-1995. During 1995-2001, I transferred to the Philippines and helped to establish a research group performing LIDAR studies of the atmosphere. My appointment as Photonics Program Coordinator in 2001 brought me to Newcastle as a teaching academic. In order to establish a research dimension to this position I have collaborated with David Booth and Keith Gibbs to measure fluorescent lifetimes in Pr doped ZBLAN glass. I collaborated with Stuart Young of CSIRO and atmospheric scientists to measure dust concentrations with LIDAR.

I collaborate with the OFTC on microstructured fibre devices and have shared students with them. I collaborate with Paul Dastoor and research group colleagues and have developed the photocurrent mapping technique using near field scanning optical microscopy which, for the first time, has allowed the photocurrent output from morphological features to be probed. Spectrally resolved photocurrent detection from conductive polymer films has been established as a standard test in our laboratories. Ultra-fast detection of exciton lifetime in polyphenylenevinylene using a supercontinuum generated in microstructured optical fibre is a topic of current research within the research group and I supervise a RHD student in this area. I collaborate on developing two-photon microscopy for biological applications and supervise a student in this area.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Science, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Griffith University

Keywords

  • Conductive polymer characterisation
  • LIDAR
  • Laser applications
  • Lasers
  • Optical Physics
  • Photonics

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
040699Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified10
020599Optical Physics not elsewhere classified85
091299Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified5

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2007 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
1/06/2001 - 1/12/2006LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
1/06/2000 - 1/07/2000Member Physics Evaluation TeamUNESCO
Switzerland
1/04/1999 - 1/05/2001Associate ProfessorAteneo De Manila University
Physics
Philippines
1/10/1996 - 1/04/1999Assistant ProfessorAteneo De Manila University
Physics
Philippines
1/05/1995 - 1/10/1996Assistant ProfessorAteneo De Manila University
Physics
Philippines
1/01/1980 - 1/05/1988Research, Sales and Service EngineerQuentron Optics Pty Ltd
Lasers and Optoelectronics Management
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Institute of PhysicsAustralian Institute of Physics
Australia
Member - Optical Society of AmericaOptical Society of America
United States
Secretary - Australian Optical SocietyAustralian Optical Society
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/1988 - 1/01/1991Sales and Service ManagerSpectra-Physics Pty Ltd
Laser Products Division, Australia and New Zealand
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2006Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Canning J, Groothoff N, Cook K, Martelli C, Pohl A, Holdsworth JL, et al., 'Gratings in photonic crystal and other structured optical fibres', Trends in Photonics, Transworld Research Network, Kerala 127-167 (2010) [B1]

Journal article (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Berriman GA, Routley B, Holdsworth JL, Zhou X, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Mapping chemical concentration in binary thin organic films via multi-wavelength scanning absorption microscopy (MWSAM)', Measurement Science and Technology, 25 095901 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-0233/25/9/095901
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Paul Dastoor
2013Zwan B, Legge S, Holdsworth J, King B, 'Spatio-spectral analysis of supercontinuum generation in higher order electromagnetic modes of photonic crystal fiber', Optics Express, 21 834-839 (2013) [C1]

The far-field spatial distributions of higher order electromagnetic mode supercontinua were resolved spectrally and recorded. The supercontinua were created by precise control and direction of input pump energy offset axially from the photonic crystal fiber core. By processing the measured spectra, the spatial mode shape at each wavelength was determined. Discrete spectral features are associated with symmetrical spatial patterns arising from the host fiber geometry and suggest the electromagnetic mode pairing between the longer wavelength solitons and associated visible dispersive waves. Clear differences between supercontinua generated in fundamental and higher order electromagnetic modes exist. These data should inform theoretical studies as the solitons and the dispersive wave generated by fission may be matched by spatial orientation of the electromagnetic mode that both occupy. ©2013 Optical Society of America.

DOI10.1364/OE.21.000834
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsBruce King
2013Duck BC, Vaughan B, Cooling N, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Wen LL, et al., 'An equivalent circuit model for ternary blend P3HT:pC(6)TP:PCBM low band gap devices', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 114 65-70 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.solmat.2013.02.029Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2013Berriman G, Routley B, Clothier S, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou XJ, Dastoor PC, 'Development of a multi-wavelength photocurrent mapping system', Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0957-0233/24/10/105604
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsXiaojing Zhou, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2012Diah AWM, Holdsworth CI, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Quirino JP, 'Capillary electrophoresis with photodiode array detection of processable poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/polystyrene sulfonate aqueous dispersions', Journal of Chromatography A, 1267 246-251 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.chroma.2012.09.100
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Clovia Holdsworth
2011Canning J, Groothoff N, Cook K, Stevenson M, Holdsworth JL, Lancry M, Poumellec B, 'Grating writing in structured optical fibers', Photonic Sensors, 1 199-203 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2011Nicolaidis NC, Routley BS, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, Dastoor PC, 'Fullerene contribution to photocurrent generation in organic photovoltaic cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 7801-7805 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1021/jp2007683
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Paul Dastoor
2011Canagasabey A, Michie A, Canning J, Holdsworth JL, Fleming S, Wang H-C, Aslund ML, 'A comparison of delayed self-heterodyne interference measurement of laser linewidth using Mach-Zehnder and Michelson interferometers', Sensors, 11 9233-9241 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2010Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Van Helden DF, 'Calculated two-photon fluorescence correction factors for reflective scan engines', Applied Optics, 49 1472-1479 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1364/AO.49.001472
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Galiya Sharafutdinova
2010Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Van Helden DF, 'Improved field scanner incorporating parabolic optics. Part 2: experimental verification and potential for volume scanning', Applied Optics, 49 5517-5527 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1364/AO.49.005517
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Galiya Sharafutdinova
2010Van Helden DF, Laver DR, Holdsworth JL, Imtiaz MS, 'Generation and propagation of gastric slow waves', Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 37 516-524 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1681.2009.05331.x
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsDerek Laver, Dirk Vanhelden
2009Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Van Helden DF, 'Improved field scanner incorporating parabolic optics: Part 1: Simulation', Applied Optics, 48 4389-4396 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1364/AO.48.004389
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsGaliya Sharafutdinova, Dirk Vanhelden
2009Holdsworth JL, Cook K, Canning J, Bandyopadhyay S, Stevenson M, 'Rotationally variant grating writing in photonic crystal fibres', The Open Optics Journal, 3 19-23 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.2174/1874328500903010019
2008Canning J, Groothoff N, Cook K, Martelli C, Pohl A, Holdsworth JL, et al., 'Gratings in structured optical fibres', Laser Chemistry, 1-19 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1155/2008/239417
CitationsScopus - 17
2005McNeill CR, Fell CJ, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Screening for artifacts in near-field scanning photocurrent microscopy images of polymer solar cells', Synthetic Metals, 153 85-88 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2005.07.159
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsPaul Dastoor
2005Holdsworth JL, 'Book review: Field Mathematics for Electromagnetics, Photonics and Materials Science', Australian Physics, 42 61 (2005) [C3]
2004Gibbs WEK, Holdsworth JL, 'Concentration quenching of fluorescence from the (P-3(0)+P-3(1)) manifold in heavily-doped Pr3+: ZBAN glasses', JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 344 167-169 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2004.07.031
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2004Tubal GB, Estoque M, Holdsworth J, 'Cloud effects on the development of the boundary layer over Metro Manila, Philippines', 22ND INTERNATIONAL LASER RADAR CONFERENCE (ILRC 2004), VOLS 1 AND 2, 561 785-788 (2004)
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2004McNeill CR, Frohne H, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Direct influence of morphology on current generation in conjugated polymer: methanofullerene solar cells measured by near-field scanning photocurrent microscopy', SYNTHETIC METALS, 147 101-104 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2004.06.042
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsPaul Dastoor
2004McNeill CR, Frohne H, Holdsworth JL, Furst JE, King BV, Dastoor PC, 'Direct photocurrent mapping of organic solar cells using a near-field scanning optical microscope', NANO LETTERS, 4 219-223 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1021/nl0349496
CitationsScopus - 46Web of Science - 43
Co-authorsBruce King, John Furst, Paul Dastoor
2004McNeill CR, Frohne H, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Near-Field Scanning Photocurrent Measurements of Polyfluorene Blend Devices: Directly Correlating Morphology with Current generation', NANO LETTERS, 4 2503-2507 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1021/nl048590c
CitationsScopus - 65Web of Science - 62
Co-authorsPaul Dastoor
2001Dorado SV, Holdsworth JL, Lagrosas NC, Villarin JT, Narisma G, Ellis J, Perez RT, 'Characterization of urban atmosphere of Manila with lidar, filter sampling and radiosonde', LIDAR REMOTE SENSING FOR INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENT MONITORING, 4153 591-598 (2001)
DOI10.1117/12.417097Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
1998Palonpon A, Amistoso J, Holdsworth J, Garcia W, Saloma C, 'Measurement of weak transmittances by stochastic resonance', OPTICS LETTERS, 23 1480-1482 (1998)
DOI10.1364/OL.23.001480Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 6
1991MCKAY RI, UICHANCO AS, BRADLEY AJ, HOLDSWORTH J, FRANCISCO JS, STEINFELD JI, KNIGHT AEW, 'DIRECT OBSERVATION OF SILICON (3P) FOLLOWING STATE-SELECTED PHOTOFRAGMENTATION OF A 1B1 SILYLENE', JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 95 1688-1695 (1991)
DOI10.1063/1.461019Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 20
1989VANHALEWYN CN, MILES C, BUTLER PH, HOLDSWORTH J, WALKER E, 'RARE-EARTH DOPED EYEWEAR PROVIDE FOR SAFER LASER-SURGERY', BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 120 470-471 (1989)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 4
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Conference (42 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Routley B, Holdsworth JL, Fleming A, 'Optimization of near- field scanning optical lithography', Proc. SPIE 9423, Alternative Lithographic Technologies VII, 94230F (March 19, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2086073, San Jose Marriott and San Jose Convention Center San Jose, CA , United States (2015)
DOI10.1117/12.2086073
2015Routley BS, Holdsworth JL, Fleming AJ, 'Optimization of Near-Field Scanning Optical Lithography', ALTERNATIVE LITHOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGIES VII, San Jose, CA (2015)
DOI10.1117/12.2086073Author URL
2014Colendrino K, Holdsworth JL, 'The figure of eight laser as a student experiment in advanced optics', Poster abstracts. Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2014, ANU Canberra (2014) [E3]
2014McFadden SA, Medcalf C, Zeng G, Holdsworth JL, 'Comprehensive lesions of the retina surrounding the optic nerve enhance elongation and cause myopia in the guinea pig eye', Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO 2014, Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida. (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsSally Mcfadden
2014Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Hosseini A, Vafa E, van Helden D, 'Investigating a New Volume Scanner', Proceedings of 2013 Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics, Fremantle, W.A. (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Galiya Sharafutdinova
2014Holdsworth JL, Zwan B, Collins L, Martin J, Cook K, Canning J, Legge S, 'Low Order Solitons in Higher Order Electromagnetic Modes of Photonic Crystal Fibre', Proceedings of the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics, Fremantle, W.A. (2014) [E1]
2014Holdsworth JL, Legge S, Zwan B, 'Higher-order electromagnetic mode solitons illuminate theory', ICO-23: 23rd Congress of the International Commission for Optics, Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (2014) [E2]
2014Holdsworth JL, Furst J, Gladys M, King BV, 'OUTCOMES OF ALTERED TEACHING STRATEGY IN FIRST YEAR PHYSICS INSTRUCTION', ACSME Proceedings, University of Sydney (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Gladys, John Furst, Bruce King
2014Gladys M, Furst J, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor P, King B, 'Do Students Need Face-to-face Teaching?', ACSME Proceedings, Sydney (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Furst, Bruce King, Michael Gladys, Paul Dastoor
2014Lazarte I, Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, van Helden D, van Helden D, 'A Novel Scanner For Diffuse Media Imaging', Abstracts. AIP Congress 2014, ANU (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Galiya Sharafutdinova
2013Legge S, Holdsworth JL, Zwan B, Collins L, Martin J, Cook K, Canning J, 'Low Order Solitons in Higher Order Electromagnetic Modes of Photonic Crystal Fibre', ANZCOP2013, Fremantle, WA (2013) [E3]
2013Holdsworth CI, Diah A, Romano E, Mahinay D, Quirino J, Holdsworth J, Bowyer M, 'Characterisation of Functional Polymeric Materials by Capillary Electrophoresis', Abstracts, 2nd International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2013), Zhenjiang, China (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMichael Bowyer, Clovia Holdsworth
2012Canagasabey A, Jones D, Mann D, Canning J, Fleming S, Holdsworth JL, 'Michelson interferometer characterisation of noise reduction in DFB fibre lasers', Proceedings of SPIE 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 835101, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2011Sesa E, Vaughan BS, Ulum MS, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Comparing model parameters of bulk heterojunction and nanoparticulate photovoltaic cells using a two-diode model', AIP Conference Proceedings: 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1063/1.3667241
Co-authorsWarwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Paul Dastoor
2011Aslund ML, Canagasabey A, Michie A, Canning J, Holdsworth JL, Fleming S, 'Delayed self-heterodyne interferometry using Faraday mirrors in a Michelson configuration', Proceedings of SPIE: 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, Ottawa (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1117/12.885875
2011Holdsworth JL, Sharafutdinova G, Sanderson MJ, Van Helden DF, 'Off-axis parabolic optical relays: almost perfect imaging', Proceedings of SPIE: 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, Puebla, Mexico (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1117/12.903430
Co-authorsGaliya Sharafutdinova, Dirk Vanhelden
2011Legge SR, Holdsworth JL, Zwan BJ, 'Supercontinuum generation in higher order modes of photonic crystal fibre', Proceedings of SPIE: 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, Puebla, Mexico (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1117/12.918305
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011Aslund ML, Michie A, Canning J, Holdsworth JL, Fleming S, 'Michelson interferometer with Faraday mirrors employed in a delayed self-heterodyne interferometer', OFC/NFOEC 2011: 2011 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference Proceedings, Los Angeles (2011) [E1]
2010Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Van Helden DF, 'Comparative scan engine field flatness', 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Extended Abstracts and Refereed Full Papers, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsGaliya Sharafutdinova, Dirk Vanhelden
2010Aslund M, Michie A, Canning J, Holdsworth JL, Fleming S, 'Comparison between a Mach-Zender interferometer and a Michelson interferometer employing Faraday mirrors for delayed self-heterodyne interferometry', 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Extended Abstracts, Refereed Full Papers, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E1]
2009Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Van Helden DF, 'A new scanner design for two-photon fluorescence fast imaging microscopy', Light in Life Sciences Conference 2009: Program, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Galiya Sharafutdinova
2009Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Van Helden DF, 'Scan engine induced pulse broadening in two-photon microscopy', Nanophotonics Down Under 2009: Devices and Applications: Program, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Galiya Sharafutdinova
2009Berriman GA, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Photocurrent mapping of polymer photovoltaic cells', Nanophotonics Down Under 2009: Devices and Applications: Program, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsPaul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2009Legge KA, Holdsworth JL, Reuter K, Duck BC, King BR, Drysdale RN, 'Fluorescence measurements of Christmas Island stalagmite banding', ACOLS ACOFT 09 Conference: Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsBruce King
2009Sharafutdinova G, Holdsworth JL, Legge SR, Van Helden DF, 'Comparative performance of four-mirror parabolic and spherical afocal relays', ACOLS ACOFT 09 Conference: Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology in Association, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsGaliya Sharafutdinova, Dirk Vanhelden
2009Cook K, Canning J, Pohl AAP, Holdsworth JL, Stevenson M, Bandyopadhyay S, Groothoff N, 'Bragg grating writing in photonic crystal fibres', Photonic Crystal Fibers III: Proceedings of SPIE, Prague, Czech Republic (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1117/12.820588
2008Cook K, Holdsworth JL, Canning J, Bandyopadhyay S, Stevenson M, 'Inscription of rotationally-variant fibre Bragg gratings in 12-ring photonic crystal fibre', Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress Program & Abstract Book, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2008Dewhurst C, Holdsworth JL, Canning J, Cook K, Stevenson M, 'A comparative study on the analysis of delayed self heterodyne interferometry signals', Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress Program & Abstract Book, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2008Canning J, Holdsworth JL, 'Scattering of UV light through photonic crystal fibre triangular lattices and impact on grating writing', Proceedings of PIERS 2008 in Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China (2008) [E3]
2008Cook K, Canning J, Holdsworth J, 'Birefringent Bragg Gratings in Highly-Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fibre', APOS: 2008 1ST ASIA-PACIFIC OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS CONFERENCE, Chengdu, PEOPLES R CHINA (2008) [E1]
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2008Holdsworth JL, Bandyopadhyay S, Canning J, Stevenson M, Deluliis J, 'Transversely illuminating the core of photonic crystal fibre', 2008 Joint Conference of the Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference and the Australian Conference On Optical Fibre Technology, OECC/ACOFT 2008: Conference CD-ROM, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/oeccacoft.2008.4610342
2008Cook K, Canning J, Holdsworth JL, Dewhurst C, 'Single-mode CW photonic crystal fibre DFB ring laser', 21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 2008, Newport Beach, CA (2008) [E3]
DOI10.1109/leos.2008.4688482
2008Cook K, Canning J, Holdsworth J, Dewhurst C, 'Stable CW sinlge-mode photonic crystal fibre DFB ring laser', 2008 1st Asia-Pacific Optical Fiber Sensors Conference, APOS 2008, Chengdu, PEOPLES R CHINA (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/APOS.2008.5226309
2008Holdsworth JL, Canning J, Dewhurst C, 'Rotational dependence of laser light accessing photonic crystal fibre cores from the side', Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, Perth, WA (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1117/12.787047
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2008De Iuliis JD, Groothoff N, Holdsworth JL, Canning J, Martelli C, Michie A, Jackson S, '10 kHz linewidth distributed feedback photonic crystal fibre (DFB-PCF) laser', Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, Perth, WA (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1117/12.785958
2006Duck BC, Dean B, Holdsworth JL, Dastoor PC, 'Mode Structure in Continuum Generation', ACOFT/AOS 2006 - Proceedings, RMIT University, Melbourne (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsPaul Dastoor
2006Canning J, Aslund M, Jackson SD, Warwick JS, Digweed K, Huntington S, Holdsworth JL, 'Air-Clad Fibre Lasers', Proceedings on CD, Swinburne University of Technology (2006) [E1]
2006Lagrosas N, Avila FB, Remedio ARC, Dorado S, Holdsworth JL, 'Cloud Optical Depth Measurements from Mie Lidar and El Nino Occurrence in Manila (14.64N, 121.07E), Philippines', 23rd ILRC proceedings on CD, Nara Japan (2006) [E1]
2005Holdsworth JL, Pickett M, Young S, Bridgman HA, 'LIDAR Observations of Aerosols in the Upper Hunter', Proceeding of the 17th International Clean Air& Environment Conference, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [E1]
2005Aslund M, Canning J, Jackson SD, Warwick JS, Llyytik Inen-Digweed K, Holdsworth J, 'Power strippers made from collapsed air-clad fibres', Australian conference on Optics, lasers and Spectroscopy, Auckland (2005) [E1]
2004Tubal GB, Estoque M, Holdsworth JL, 'Cloud effects on the development of the boundary layer over Metro Manila, Philippines', Proceedings of the 22nd Internation Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 2004), Matera, Italy (2004) [E1]
2004Gibbs WEK, Holdsworth JL, 'Concentration quenching of fluorescence in heavily-doped Pr3+ : ZBAN glasses', CD-Proceedings, Australian National University (2004) [E1]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Legge S, Holdsworth JL, King BV, 'Matching discrete solitons to blue wavelengths in supercontinuum generation', ( pp.1-1). Canberra: ANU (2014) [O1]
Co-authorsBruce King
2014Furst J, Gladys M, Holdsworth JL, 'The impact of on-line e-learning systems and student engagement', ( pp.1-1). Canberra: ANU (2014) [O1]
Co-authorsMichael Gladys, John Furst
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants17
Total funding$1,573,096

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20152 grants / $25,000

VESPA$15,000

Funding body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Funding bodyCalvary Mater Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Peter Greer, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Joerg Lehmann, Miss Narges Miri
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500770
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

VESPA project$10,000

Funding body: TROG Cancer Research

Funding bodyTROG Cancer Research
Project TeamConjoint Professor Peter Greer, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Joerg Lehmann
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401525
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20141 grants / $2,000

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth
SchemePVC Conference Assistance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401197
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20132 grants / $168,287

Nano-Optical Microscopy, Characterization and Fabrication Facility$155,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Erich Kisi, Professor Dirk Van Helden
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200167
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Towards a Mammography Scanner$13,287

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Galiya Sharafutdinova, Professor Dirk Van Helden
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1401036
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20103 grants / $614,690

Advanced Facility for Next Generation Sustainable Energy, Biomedical & Nano-Imaging Optical Fibre Technologies$600,000

The requested equipment is a custom designed optical fibre draw tower which will complete the upgrade of the state-of-the-art structured optical fibre fabrication facility at UNSW dedicated to developing new photonic technologies for the energy, biomedical diagnostics and nano-imaging research sectors. It will be the core of a leading global research centre, involving initially nine partner institutions, in sustainable technologies spanning the oil, gas and alternative energy sectors through to biomedical science with a particular focus on advanced nano-imaging technologies. The new tower will replace now obsolete equipment at UNSW.
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLEIF
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Science (non) fiction: The history and science of lasers$9,000

Funding body: American Physical Society

Funding bodyAmerican Physical Society
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Terry Burns
SchemeLaserFest Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000361
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

Laserfest$5,690

Funding body: SPIE

Funding bodySPIE
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Terry Burns
SchemeEducation Outreach Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000693
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY

20082 grants / $161,089

Upgrade of key fibre fabrication equipment for specialty fibre and device research and development$160,000

This proposal aims to upgrade a key part of our existing fibre fabrication facilities which underpin our research strength in information and communication technology, photonics and sensor technology. This upgrade is essential for us to have a balance capability of research and development and for efficiently and fully exploiting the fibre facilities in UNSW for research and innovation, while allowing those in Sydney University dedicated for commercial and industry development. The support to this proposal will greatly facilitate several important research programs ongoing in between the collaborating universities and significantly reinforce Australia’s capability and standing in special optical fibre and device R&D.
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLEIF
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

18th national Physics Congress, University of Adelaide, 30/11/2008 - 5/12/2008$1,089

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189510
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $30,000

High speed/sensitivity CCD camera$30,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Professor Gordon Burns, Doctor Rick Thorne, Dr Marcus Howlett, Doctor Mohammad Imtiaz, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Brett Graham, Associate Professor Derek Laver, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Doctor John Holdsworth
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188196
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20062 grants / $550,220

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics & OrganoBiosensors$549,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Paul Dastoor, Professor Adam McCluskey, Professor Erica Wanless, Professor Scott Donne, Doctor John Holdsworth
SchemePriority Research Centre
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186946
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Australian Conerence on Optical Fibre Technology/Australian Optical Society Conference, RMIT Melbourne,10-13 July 2006$938

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186760
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $265

Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology/Aust Optical Society Conference, 5-8 July 2004, ANU$265

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184307
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $10,000

Assessing the Vertical Structure of the Hunter Region Atmosphere using LIDAR$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Howard Bridgman, Doctor John Holdsworth
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183117
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $11,545

Energy Transfer in Rare-Earth Doped Materials$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181229
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Australasian Conference on optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy Queensland 3-6 December, 2001$545

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor John Holdsworth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181551
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Development of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Optical Modelling for Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Fabrication of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014High-Efficiency Metalloporphyrin/Polymer Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Development of Novel Binary and Ternary Blend OPVs from Solar Paint
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014The study of interface materials for organic electronic devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2014Remote EPID Based Verification if IMRT and VMAT Delivery for Clinical Trials
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013Permanent Magnet Solenoidal Ioniser for the Newcastle Scanning Helium Microscope
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013Study of the Physics and Photonic Properties of Structures Created from Sub-wavelength Optical Phenomena
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2012Photocurrent Mapping of OPVs
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011An Investigation of the Spatio-temporal Performance of Supercontinuum Generation in Photonic Crystal Fibre and Applications in Sub-picosecond Exciton Lifetime Measurement
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007Determining the Relationship Between Morphology and Charge Carrier Mobility in Bulk-Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Morphological Studies of Organic Photovoltaic Blends
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013A Novel Electrical Model for Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012Towards Large Scale Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011Methods and Materials for the Investigation and Extension of the Performance of Polymer Photovoltaic Devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010Design and Investigation of a Four Mirror Scan Engine Incorporating Parabolic Reflectors
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
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Dr John Holdsworth

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Physics

Contact Details

Emailjohn.holdsworth@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5436
Fax(02) 4921 6907

Office

RoomP104
BuildingPhysics
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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