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Kim Eccleston

Research Scientist

Kim Eccleston


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 focused 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


High Gain Microstrip Patch Antenna as Illuminating Source for Near Field Imaging, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science
Tan A E-C, Platt I, Hayward A, Nelson J, Eccleston K W, Anton E
TAN et al APS-URSI paper
Microwave Field Measurement of New Zealand Alpine Snow Wetness, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Tan A E-C, Rack W, Eccleston K W, Platt I G, Anton E-M, Woodhead Ian M
TAN.A_IGARSS paper2023
Demonstration of a Negative-Refractive-Index Lens Imaging System, 2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Eccleston KW, Zhou Y, Platt IG, Tan A E-C, Woodhead IM
DOI: 10.23919/APMC55665.2022.9999905
Multipixel Metamaterial Lens Imaging System, 2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
Eccleston K W, Zhou Y, Platt IG, Tan A E-C, Anton E, Woodhead I M
Additive Manufacturing of Human Torso Phantom for microwave imaging, 2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA) Y. Zhou et al
Orthogonal bases for biomedical inverse scattering, 2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
C. J. Bateman et al
Impact of anomalous surface boundary conditions on the planar negative-refractive index lens, “IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation”
Eccleston KW
A Dual Dielectric-Resonator-Loaded Probe System Designed for Microwave Medical Imaging, 2021 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA)
Zhou, Y., Eccleston, K., Tan, A., Platt, I., Bateman C., Woodhead, I
Modelling of the Dielectric Resonator and Metal Strip Based Negative-Refractive-Index Lens, 2021 IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Eccleston, K W, Zhou, Y, Platt, I G, Tan, A E-C, Woodhead, I M
Contrast Capability of the NRI Lens, 2021 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA)
Eccleston K. W., Zhou Y., Platt I. G., Tan A. E.-C., Bateman C., Woodhead I.M.
Dispersion Errors in Time Domain Reflectometry, ISEMA Conference
Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Rankin, D., Tan, A., Eccleston, K
Planar Lens Based on Dielectric Resonators and Printed Continuous Metal Strips, 2020 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2020)
K. W. Eccleston, Y. Zhou, I. G. Platt, I. M. Woodhead and A. E.-C. Tan
Matrix-Based Constitutive Parameter and Generalised Surface Effect Retrieval, 4th Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS2020), 2p, Sydney, Australia
Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C.