Kim Eccleston

Kim Eccleston

Research Scientist

BE (Electronic Engineering), PhD (Electrical Engineering)

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Kim was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering with distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1986, and obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland in 1991. From 1990 to 1992, Kim was a Research Scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation located in Adelaide. Kim began his academic career in 1992; first at the National University of Singapore (1992-2004) and then at the University of Canterbury (2005-2014). He taught a wide range of subjects including analogue and digital electronics, microwave electronics, electromagnetics, statistics, and reliability engineering. Through 2014 and 2015 Kim was focussed solely on research at the University of Canterbury. Kim joined Lincoln Agritech in 2016.

Kim conducts research in the general domain of microwave technology and electromagnetics. He is currently developing negative refractive index metamaterials, and applying radar to estimate the mass of grapes on a vine. He has published over 30 refereed journal papers, and presented/co-authored over 60 papers at international conferences.

Kim regularly serves on the technical programme committee of the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference and is currently a member of its International Steering Committee. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE 2011 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, and was a member of the IEEE 1999 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference organizing committee.

Kim's research interests include:

  • Microwave electromagnetic structures
  • Microwave measurements and sensing

Recent Projects

Latest Publications View All

Dispersion Errors in Time Domain Reflectometry

Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Rankin, D., Tan, A., Eccleston, k. Jul, 2021

Planar Lens Based on Dielectric Resonators and Printed Continuous Metal Strips

K. W. Eccleston, Y. Zhou, I. G. Platt, I. M. Woodhead and A. E.-C. Tan Dec, 2020

Matrix-Based Constitutive Parameter and Generalised Surface Effect Retrieval

Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C. Feb, 2020

TRL Assisted Low-loss Negative-Refractive Index Metamaterial Characterization in the Presence of Surface Effects

Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I. G., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C.  Dec, 2019

Cavity Backed Antenna for Microwave Estimation of Grape Bunches in Vineyard

Tan, A., Riding, P., Eccleston, K., Platt, I., Werner, A., Woodhead, I. Dec, 2019

Observations from Radar Scans of Grape Vines Conducted over a Growing Season

Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Jafari, A., Werner, A., Bateman, C., Woodhead, I. M., Fourie, J., Hsiao, J., & Carey, P. Oct, 2019

Identifying Near-Perfect Tunneling in Discrete Metamaterial Loaded Waveguides

Eccleston, K., & Platt, I. Jan, 2019

Wool-Air Mix Permittivity Measurement

Eccleston, K.W., Scott, S.M., Brooksby, P.A., Fowler, I., Sevier, S.A. Nov, 2018

Effect of Shoot Scattering on a Grape-Yield Radar

Platt, I., Eccleston, K. W., Tan A. E. C., Woodhead, I. Sep, 2018

Wave Interaction with Grape Bunches on Vines

Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I. G., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C.  Aug, 2018

Non-Diffracting Beams for Moisture Measurement

Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Tan, A. E. C., Eccleston, K. W. Jun, 2018

Microwave Measurements of Snow over Sea-Ice in Antarctica

Tan, A. E. C., Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Rack, W., McCulloch, J. Jun, 2018

First application of a newly developed drone radar for snow on sea ice

Rack, W., Tan, A. E. C., McCulloch, J., Platt, I., Eccleston, K., Woodhead, I. Apr, 2018

SAR for Grape Bunch Detection in Vineyards

Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Tan, A. E. C. Feb, 2018

The Design of a UAV Mounted Snow Depth Radar - Results of Measurements on Antarctic Sea Ice

Tan, A. E. C., Riding, P. A., Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I. Dec, 2017

Microwave Modeling and Experiments for Non-Destructive Control Improved Quality of fruit

Jawad, H., Lanteri, J., Migliaccio, C., Pichot, C., Platt, I., Tan, A. E. C., Eccleston, K. W., Woodhead, I. Dec, 2017

Verification of Extended Through-Line Deembedding

Eccleston, K. W. Nov, 2017

Fully-Printed S-band SRR/Wire NRI Lens with Reduced Wire Density

Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Tan, A. E.-C., Woodhead, I. M. Oct, 2017

Printed NRI Metamaterial Based on Broad-Side-Coupled SRRs and a Thinned Array of Strips

Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. Dec, 2016

A new interpretation of through-line deembedding

Eccelston, K. W. Nov, 2016

Polarization control of aperture coupled circular patch antennas

Tan, A. E., Riding, P. A., Eccleston, K. W., Platt, I. G., Woodhead, I. M. Oct, 2016

SIW Distributed Amplifier: Analysis, Prospects and Challenges

Eccleston, K. W. Jul, 2016

Progress in SIW Distributed Amplifiers

Eccleston, K. W. Feb, 2016