Richard Matthews is Lecturer and PhD Student at the University of Adelaide. His research areas are broadly related to the emerging fields of Cyber. Specifically, his specialisations include the forensic identification of digital image sensors using sensor pattern noise, wearables, social engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing.

Prior to joining the academy, he served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Officer and received the Australian Defence Medal. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with honours in 2014 from the University of Adelaide. He has been a casual academic with the University of Adelaide since 2015 and is currently teaching courses relating to 3D prototyping, design and additive manufacturing with the University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre. He has previously served on the University’s Academic Board and is currently serving his second elected term as a member of the University of Adelaide’s governing council.


Research projects seeking collaboration:
  • Copyright and 3D Printing  – A comparison of the current patent system and how creative commons can address issues of ownership.
    • How can you beat online piracy and make money from 3D models by sharing online when the very nature of the internet is open?
  • SLA/DLP printing in multilayer resins – A study of light ray dispersion using lenses to harden multilayered resins of different curing wavelength.
    • Can a lens be used to split light into different wavelengths using the natural dispersion properties of the resins commonly used in SLA/DLP printing to speed up manufacturing by increasing the layer depth?
  • Adaptive Manufacturing STL Store – an online marketplace of curated digital blueprints that meet international and Australian standards for manufacturing.
    • How is this possible? What sort of consumer change would be needed to drive such a marketplace? Could the success of iTunes bundled with the iPod be used to drive the next S curve of innovation in 3D Printing?
  • 3D Scanning
    • Forensic applications of 3D scanning technologies including and not limited to VR reconstruction and comparisons between photogrammetry and laser scanning methods.

Publication list can be downloaded here

A BibTeX file containing all of my publications or media appearances can be downloaded here.

Richard Matthews on ResearchGate