Doctor Graham Wild

Senior Lecturer - Aviation
School of Engineering and Information Technology

LOCATION

Building 15
Level 1
Room 101

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Dr Graham Wild, BScHons, GradCert, MScTech, PhD, MSPIE, MIEEE, MRAeS, MAAUS

Dr Wild has been a Senior Lecturer in Aviation Technology in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at The University of New South Wales Canberra (at The Australian Defence Force Academy), since 2020. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering and Aviation in the School of Engineering at RMIT University, commencing there in 2012. From 2011 to 2012 he was a Lecturer in Aviation Systems at ECU. In 2010 he was a post-doctorial research with the Photonics Research Laboratory at ECU, continuing the work from his PhD at ECU on Optical Fibre Based Structural Health Monitoring Systems of Aerospace Vehicles. Prior to commencing high education, he studied to be a commercial pilot, completing his CPL theory. Dr Wild has been a research with the CSIRO Electric Machines Group, the CSIRO Intelligent Systems Group, the US Naval Research Laboratory, and most recently with the Laboratory for Active Materials and Smart Structures at the University of South Carolina.

Dr Wild's research and teaching has focused on “contemporary issues” and “future technology” in aerospace and aviation since 2012. His research activities have be diverse, covering topics on advanced aerospace/aviation technologies such as box wing aircraft, hybrid propulsion systems, unmanned aircraft, space tourism, spaceports, and my other areas. Continuously consuming educational material and documentaries, Dr Wild has a broad range of knowledge across aerospace, aviation, machine learning/artificial intelligence, environmental sustainability, safety, analytics, research methodologies, and education; along with many others areas of general science and technology.

For more details, a link to Dr Wild's LinkedIn profile is provided below.

Teaching

Dr Wild commence as a laboratory tutor in 2005 for many UG Physics classes (Introduction to Physics, Physics of Motion, Waves and Electricity, Modern Physics, Electronics in the Physical Sciences, Intermediate Physics, Advanced Physics, Electronic Devices, Physics of Microsensors), as well as for a few electrical and electronic engineering classes (Experimental Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering 1A, Instrumentation and Measurements). He has also tutored UG mathematics classes (Differential Equations, Statistical Research Methods). During his PhD he was given the chance to lecture modern physics (quantum mechanics and nuclear and particle physics), where a student teacher and course satisfaction of 100% and 95%, respectively, cemented his future as a lecturer. He has also lectured in Waves and Electricity, Aircraft Propulsion 2, Aircraft Systems, Advanced Aerodynamics, Aviation Meteorology, Introduction to Aircraft, Managing the Engineering Environment, and Aviation Research Methods (Aviation Industry Project).

Currently teaching:

ZEIT1800 Introduction to Aviation Technology
ZEIT2802 Aircraft Systems for Aviators
ZEIT3804 Behavioural Science Research Project

Research Interests

Aviation Science and Technology Applications

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Cyber Physical Systems (Human Machine Interactions)
  • Data Analytics and Modelling
  • Drones / RPAS / UAS / UAV / UAM
  • Education and Training
  • Environmental and Economic Sustainability
  • Metrology (Instrumentation and Measurement / Sensing)
  • Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • Post Accident Analyses (Aircraft Accident Investigation)
  • Research Methodologies
  • Space (Commercialisation, Tourism, Spaceports)
  • Structural Health Monitoring

For a list of Dr Wild's publications, please see the link to his Google Scholar profile below (and Research Gate).

Potential Students

Dr Wild is always happy to talk to potential new higher degrees by research students, across a range of topics applied to aerospace, both at the MPhil level, and for a PhD. See the research topic page for future HDR students on the UNSW ADFA webpage, and the list of research interests above.

Journal articles

Khan FN; Ayiei A; Murray J; Baxter G; Wild G, 2020, 'A preliminary investigation of maintenance contributions to commercial air transport accidents', Aerospace, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace7090129

Ayiei A; Murray J; Wild G, 2020, 'Visual flight into instrument meteorological condition: A post accident analysis', Safety, vol. 6, pp. 19 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/safety6020019

Baxter G; Srisaeng P; Wild G, 2019, 'An assessment of airport sustainability: Part 3-water management at Copenhagen Airport', Resources, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/resources8030135

Batuwangala E; Silva J; Wild G, 2018, 'The Regulatory Framework for Safety Management Systems in Airworthiness Organisations', AEROSPACE, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace5040117

Baxter G; Srisaeng P; Wild G, 2018, 'An Assessment of Sustainable Airport Water Management: The Case of Osaka’s Kansai International Airport', Infrastructures, vol. 3, pp. 54 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures3040054

Eqbal MAS; Fernando N; Marino M; Wild G, 2018, 'Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems', AEROSPACE, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace5020034

Baxter G; Srisaeng P; Wild G, 2018, 'An Assessment of Airport Sustainability, Part 2-Energy Management at Copenhagen Airport', RESOURCES-BASEL, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/resources7020032

Prudden S; Fisher A; Marino M; Mohamed A; Watkins S; Wild G, 2018, 'Measuring wind with Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems', Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 176, pp. 197 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2018.03.029

Kharoufah H; Murray J; Baxter G; Wild G, 2018, 'A review of human factors causations in commercial air transport accidents and incidents: From to 2000–2016', Progress in Aerospace Sciences, vol. 99, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paerosci.2018.03.002

Baxter G; Srisaeng P; Wild G, 2018, 'An Assessment of Airport Sustainability, Part 1-Waste Management at Copenhagen Airport', RESOURCES-BASEL, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/resources7010021

Baxter G; Srisaeng P; Wild G, 2018, 'Sustainable Airport Waste Management: The Case of Kansai International Airport', Recycling, vol. 3, pp. 6 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/recycling3010006

Allwood G; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2017, 'Universal Signal Conditioning Technique for Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in PLC and SCADA Applications', Instruments, vol. 1, pp. 7 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/instruments1010007

Allwood G; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2017, 'Fiber bragg grating sensors for mainstream industrial processes', Electronics (Switzerland), vol. 6, pp. 92 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics6040092

Wild G; Murray J; Baxter G, 2016, 'Exploring Civil Drone Accidents and Incidents to Help Prevent Potential Air Disasters', AEROSPACE, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace3030022

Jansz PV; Richardson S; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2014, 'Characterizing the resolvability of real superluminescent diode sources for application to optical coherence tomography using a low coherence interferometry model', Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.085003

Jansz P; Richardson S; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2012, 'Modeling of low coherence interferometry using broadband multi-gaussian light sources', Photonic Sensors, vol. 2, pp. 247 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13320-012-0069-0

Conference Papers

Jansz P; Wild G; Richardson S; Hinckley S, 2012, 'Low coherence interferometry modelling using combined broadband Gaussian light sources', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.916030

Jansz P; Richardson S; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2011, 'An extended analytical model to simulate Optical Coherence Tomography systems with a quasi-stationary optical delay line', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.903280

Jansz P; Wild G; Richardson S; Hinckley S, 2011, 'Simulation of optical delay lines for Optical Coherence Tomography', in 2011 Int. Quantum Electron. Conf., IQEC 2011 and Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011 Incorporating the Australasian Conf. Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conf., pp. 1400 - 1402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194128

Jansz P; Wild G; Richardson S; Hinckley S, 2011, 'Simulation of optical delay lines for optical coherence tomography', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, pp. 1400 - 1402

Jansz PV; Hinckley S; Wild G, 2011, 'A stationary optical delay line for low coherence interferometry', in Proceedings - 2011 6th IEEE International Symposium on Electronic Design, Test and Application, DELTA 2011, pp. 162 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DELTA.2011.37

Jansz PV; Hinckley S; Wild G, 2010, 'Effect of a polywell leometry on a CMOS photodiode array', in Proceedings - IEEE International SOC Conference, SOCC 2010, pp. 355 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SOCC.2010.5784694

Jansz PV; Wild G; Hinckley S; Yang Y; Duncan P, 2010, 'A comparison of grinding and electric discharge machining to fabricate a stepped mirror structure for a stationary optical delay line', in 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, ACOFT 2010

Jansz P; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2009, 'A Comparison of wet and dry etching to fabricate a micro-photonic structure for use in oct.', in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, pp. 727016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.810973

Jansz P; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2008, 'Optical switching of a proposed stationary optical delay line for OCT', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.814425

Jansz PV; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2008, 'A Micro-Photonic stationary optical delay line for fibre optic time domain OCT', in 2008 Joint Conference of the Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference and the Australian Conference On Optical Fibre Technology, OECC/ACOFT 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/OECCACOFT.2008.4610362

Jansz PV; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2008, 'A proposed fibre optic time domain optical coherence tomography system using a micro-photonic stationary optical delay line', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.786904

Jansz PV; Wild G; Hinckley S, 2008, 'Stepped mirrored structures for generating true time delays in stationary optical delay line proof-of-principle experiments for application to optical coherence tomography', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.759012

Wild G; Hinckley S; Jansz P, 2008, 'A transmit reflect detection system for fibre bragg grating photonic sensors', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.759014