PhD Candidate and Councillor, University of Adelaide

Richard Matthews is PhD Student at the University of Adelaide. His research areas are broad and focus on forensic identification using sensor pattern noise from digital image sensors, cybersecurity including blockchain, security of wearables and social engineering as well as additive and advanced manufacturing with the principal focus of democratising the technology.

Prior to joining the academy, he served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Officer. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with honours in 2014 from the University of Adelaide. He is an Academic Consultant with the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre focused on 3D Printing and prototyping and a casual academic with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering since 2015. He served on the University's Academic Board in 2016 and 2017 he was re-elected for a further two-year term as a member of the University of Adelaide governing council.


  • 2017–present
    Academic Consultant, Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide
  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate, Unviersity of Adelaide
  • 2015–present
    Tutor, University of Adelaide
  • 2017–present
    Councillor, University of Adelaide


  • 2014 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers Australia


Australian Defence Medal