PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide

Richard Matthews received the BElec degree in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 2014 and is currently studying a PhD in Engineering with his research concerning applications of sensor pattern noise for forensic applications.

He served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Officer before working on industrial automation for the Automotive and power monitoring industries. From his career in industry Richard moved into the academy in 2015 as a research assistant before sitting on the University of Adelaide Academic Board in 2016.

He currently sits as a Councillor for the Univeristy of Adelaide Council and continues to tutor first year engineering students. His research interests including digital image forensics, additive manufacturing and cyber security.


  • 2017–present
    Councillor, University of Adelaide
  • 2015–present
    Tutor, University of Adelaide
  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate, Unviersity of Adelaide


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

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers Australia


Australian Defence Medal