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

  • ELEC1300 –  Electircal Circuits I
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2015 and 2016 )
  • ELEC1310 –  Introduction to Electrical Engineering
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2017 and 2018)
  • ELEC2320 –  Electircal Circuits II
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2015)
  • ELEC3540 –  Analog and Digital Communications
    Tutor, Lab Demonstrator and Substitute Lecturer (2017)
  • ELEC4210 –  Electronics Design
    Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (2018)
  • 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

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)