Contact Details

David Mackenzie Harcombe

Precision Mechatronics Lab
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
+61 2 4921 7463

David(dot)Harcombe(at)uon.edu.au

Biography

David M. Harcombe graduated from The University Of Newcastle, Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours Class 1) with the University Medal in 2016. He is currently a PhD student within the Precision Mechatronics Lab, located in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, The University of Newcastle. His research areas include high-speed AFM and piezoelectric cantilever gas sensors.

Awards

Education

The University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) with Honours Class 1 and The University Medal
Thesis title: High-speed estimation in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Ruppert

Teaching Experience

The University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus

  • ELEC1310 –  Electircal Circuits I
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • ELEC2320 –  Electircal Circuits II
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2015 and 2019)
  • ELEC3540 –  Analog and Digital Communications
    Tutor, Lab Demonstrator and Substitute Lecturer (2017)
  • ELEC4210 –  Electronics Design
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2018 and 2019)
  • ENGG2440 –  Modelling and Control
    Tutor (2018)

Conferences Attended

  • 2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC), September 21-23, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2017 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), July 3-7, Munich, Germany.
  • 2017 World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), July 9-14, Toulouse, France.
  • 2018 7th Multifrequency AFM Conference, April 18-20, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2018 11th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), August 9-11, Newcastle, Australia.

Publications

2019

10.Generalized Lyapunov Demodulator for Amplitude and Phase Estimation by the Internal Model Principle

M. R. P. Ragazzon, S. Messineo, J. T. Gravdahl, D. M. Harcombe, M. G. Ruppert

Generalized Lyapunov Demodulator for Amplitude and Phase Estimation by the Internal Model Principle (Inproceeding)

8th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 2019, (accepted for publication).

(Abstract | BibTeX)

9.Modeling and Noise Analysis of a Microcantilever-based Mass Sensor

D. M. Harcombe, M. G. Ruppert, A. J. Fleming

Modeling and Noise Analysis of a Microcantilever-based Mass Sensor (Inproceeding)

Int. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Helsinki, Finland, 2019.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

2018

8.Direct Design of Closed-loop Demodulators for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, S. I. Moore, A. J. Fleming

Direct Design of Closed-loop Demodulators for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

American Control Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2018.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

7.Lyapunov Estimation for High-Speed Demodulation in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy

D. M. Harcombe, M. G. Ruppert, M. R. P. Ragazzon, A. J. Fleming

Lyapunov Estimation for High-Speed Demodulation in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 9 , pp. 490-498, 2018, ISSN: 21904286.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2017

6.A Review of Demodulation Techniques for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, M. R. P. Ragazzon, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

A Review of Demodulation Techniques for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

Bellstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 8 , pp. 1407–1426, 2017.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

5.Lyapunov Estimator for High-Speed Demodulation in Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy

M. R. P. Ragazzon, M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, A. J. Fleming, J. T. Gravdahl

Lyapunov Estimator for High-Speed Demodulation in Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 26 (2), pp. 765-772, 2017.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

4.Higher-harmonic AFM Imaging with a High-Bandwidth Multifrequency Lyapunov Filter

D. M. Harcombe, M. G. Ruppert, A. J. Fleming

Higher-harmonic AFM Imaging with a High-Bandwidth Multifrequency Lyapunov Filter (Inproceeding)

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Munich, Germany, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

3.Frequency Domain Analysis of Robust Demodulators for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, M. R. P. Ragazzon, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

Frequency Domain Analysis of Robust Demodulators for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

2016

2.High-Bandwidth Demodulation in MF-AFM: A Kalman Filtering Approach

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, S. O. R. Moheimani

High-Bandwidth Demodulation in MF-AFM: A Kalman Filtering Approach (Journal Article)

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 21 (6), pp. 2705-2715, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

1.State estimation for high-speed multifrequency atomic force microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, S. O. R. Moheimani

State estimation for high-speed multifrequency atomic force microscopy (Inproceeding)

American Control Conference, pp. 2617-2622, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)