Associate Professor Charles Peter Unsworth

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Associate Professor

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer

 

Dr Charles Unsworth (Senior Lecturer) holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Physics from the University of Liverpool, an MSc in Astronomical Technology from Edinburgh University’s Royal Observatory, and a PhD in Millimeter-Wave Physics at the University of St Andrews. He was a Higher Scientific Officer of the Defense Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) at the Ministry of Defense, UK, in the area of radar hardware. He completed a 3 year Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Radar Signal Processing and a 2 year Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow at Edinburgh University collaborating with the Royal Hospital of Sick Children, Edinburgh in Biomedical Signal Processing. He joined the Department of Engineering Science in 2002.

Qualifications

PhD Millimeter-Wave Physics, University of St Andrews
MSc Astronomical Technology, Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh
BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Physics, University of St Andrews

 

Administration

Postgraduate Adviser for Engineering Science

Research | Current

 

  • Advanced Signal and Image Processing
  • Neuroengineering
     

Research groups

Signal Processing Group

Teaching | Current

 

  • BIOMENG 241 - Instrumentation
  • ENGSCI 313 - Mathematical Modelling 3ECE
  • ENGSCI 314 - Mathematical Modelling 3ES
  • ENGSCI 712 - Studies in Mathematical Modelling and Computation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

  • Professional Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)
  • Professional Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ)
  • Professional Member of the Engineering in Medical & Biology Society (MEMBS)
  • Member of the New Zealand Mathematical Society (NZMS)
  • Member of the Auckland Neuroscience Network (ANN)
  • Member of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Raos, B. J., Simpson, M. C., Doyle, C. S., Murray, A. F., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2018). Patterning of functional human astrocytes onto parylene-C/SiO2 substrates for the study of Ca2+ dynamics in astrocytic networks. Journal of neural engineering, 15 (3)10.1088/1741-2552/aaae1d
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Cather Simpson, Scott Graham
  • Raos, B. J., Doyle, C. S., Simpson, M. C., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2018). Selective PEGylation of Parylene-C/SiO2Substrates for Improved Astrocyte Cell Patterning. Sci Rep, 8 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-21135-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cather Simpson, Brad Raos, Scott Graham
  • Rastin, S. J., Gledhill, K. R., & Unsworth, C. P. (2018). A Detailed Spatiotemporal Wavelet Study to Improve the P-Phase Picking Performance for the 2007–2010 Shallow Earthquake Swarms near Matata, New Zealand. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108 (1), 260-277. 10.1785/0120150228
  • Wang, Y., Zheng, H., Graham, E. S., Plank, N. O. V., & Unsworth, C. P. (2017). Extracellular recording of human NTera2 neurons with gold microelectrodes in an SU-8 trench. International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER. 10.1109/NER.2017.8008317
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Scott Graham
  • Raos, B. J., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2017). Nanosecond UV lasers stimulate transient Ca2+ elevations in human hNT astrocytes. Journal of Neural Engineering, 14 (3)10.1088/1741-2552/aa5f27
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Scott Graham
  • Abbasi, H., Bennet, L., Gunn, A. J., & Unsworth, C. P. (2017). Robust wavelet stabilized footprints of uncertainty for fuzzy system classifiers to automatically detect sharp waves in the EEG after hypoxia ischemia. International Journal of Neural Systems, 27 (3).10.1142/S0129065716500519
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32112
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hamid Abbasi, Alistair Gunn, Laura Bennet
  • Jordan, M. D., Raos, B. J., Bunting, A. S., Murray, A. F., Graham, E. S., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Human astrocytic grid networks patterned in parylene-C inlayed SiO2 trenches. Biomaterials, 105, 117-126. 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2016.08.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30620
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brad Raos, Scott Graham
  • Javaid, Z., Boocock, M. G., McNair, P. J., & Unsworth, C. P. (2016). Contour interpolated radial basis functions with spline boundary correction for fast 3D reconstruction of the human articular cartilage from MR images. Medical Physics, 43 (3), 1187-1199. 10.1118/1.4941076

Contact details

Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 3, Room 335
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand