Professor Jonathan B. Scott

Foundation Professor of EE

Qualifications: BSc BE MEngSc, PhD, PGCert(Mgt); SMIEEE, MAES, Fellow of Engineers Australia

About Jonathan

I speak C, unix, python, LaTeX, HTML, SQL, & English.

Research Interests

Electronics; biomedical systems; microwaves; instrumentation and measurement; engineering education; threshold concepts; audio and acoustics; linearity and distortion; vector correction.

I am an EE; my work focusses on characterisation, measurement, modelling and simulation, especially at RF & microwave frequencies. Recent work has strong biomedical context revolving around modelling electrodes for human implantation, and techniques for making implant leads safe in MRI scanners. I also carry out research in acoustic measurement, battery modelling, circuits, and engineering education especially in the context of threshold concepts.

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Research Supervised

I supervise postgraduate students working on human-implantable leads; implantable pulse generators; fractional-derivative equivalent-circuit modelling; vector correction of acoustic measurements; threshold concepts; and impedance measurement of wet systems such as batteries and electrodes.

HDR students supervised: Peter Blockley, Toby Balsom, Mark Jones, Cameron Kelly, Kyle Pennington, Steven McCabe, Gaojie Chen, Mark Benseman, Jonathan McMullan, Sam Parkinson, Dan Ho, Rahat Hasan, Benson Chang, Viking Zhou, Marcus Macdonell, Hedayati Mohamed, Russel Mohamed, Amir Mukhtar, Iris Xiao, Dirk Hartung, Stefan Gygax, Carl Lickfold, Hiroshi Mohri, Daniel Dredge, Sinduja Seshadri, Sina Enteshari, Jianbang Liu, Chris Dunn, Vance Farrow, & Gordan Wildschut.

Teaching Commitments


Electrical Engineering; Metrology; Instrumentation; Characterisation & Modeling; Biomedical Electronics; RF & Microwave

Recent Publications

  • Seshadri, S., & Scott, J. (2019). Energy-Efficient SMPS-Based Pulse Generator for Neurostimulators. In 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements & Applications (MeMeA). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/MeMeA.2019.8802134 Open Access version:

  • MacDonell, M., & Scott, J. (2019). Realizing an Acoustic Vector Network Analyser. In Proceedings of the 147th AES Convention (New York) (pp. 10 pages). New York, NY 10176. Open Access version:

  • Lickfold, C. A., Streeter, L., Cree, M. J., & Scott, J. B. (2019). Simultaneous Phase and Frequency Stepping in Time-of-Flight Range Imaging. In 2019 IEEE SENSORS. IEEE. doi:10.1109/sensors43011.2019.8956800 Open Access version:

  • Lickfold, C. A., Streeter, L., Cree, M. J., & Scott, J. B. (2019). Frequency Based Radial Velocity Estimation in Time-of-Flight Range Imaging. In 2019 International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ). IEEE. doi:10.1109/ivcnz48456.2019.8961021

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Contact Details

Room: C.1.10
Phone: +64 7 838 4909 (voicemail forwards reliably)