Professor Jonathan B. Scott

Jonathan 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.

Papers Taught

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.

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.

Selected Links

Recent Publications

  • Hasan, R., & Scott, J. (2019). Comments on “State of Charge-Dependent Polynomial Equivalent Circuit Modeling for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Lithium-Ion Batteries”. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 1. doi:10.1109/tpel.2019.2938508 Open Access version:

  • Scott, J., & Hasan, R. (2019). New Results for Battery Impedance at Very Low Frequencies. IEEE Access, 7, 106925-106930. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2932094 Open Access version:

  • Dunn, C., Scott, J., & Farrow, V. (2019). A multitone current sink for measuring impedance of in-use batteries.

  • Cowie, B., Khoo, E., Scott, J., & McKie, D. (2019). Leveraging the meso level ecosystem to support the learning of engineering students. In ASERA 2019 Conference. Conference held at the Crowne Plaza Queenstown, New Zealand.

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

Contact Details

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