Dr James G Rathmell

James Grantley Rathmell b. 1955, BSc 1977, BE 1979, PhD 1988 The University of Sydney, is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Dr Rathmell worked in radioastronomy from 1979 to 1981, with both the Molonglo and Fleurs aperture synthesis telescopes. With these programs he worked on signal and image analysis, and the design of various microprocessor-based control hardware and software.

From 1982 until 1986 he worked on gate array and VLSI design of digital integrated circuits, principally for communications, and researched the behavioural modelling of digital circuits. During this time he was a member of the teaching staff at The University of Sydney.

Dr Rathmell joined The Nucleus Group in 1986, to work on the design of biomedical equipment. He managed the research and development of advanced ultrasound imaging equipment.

In 1989 he returned to The University of Sydney, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer in digital systems. During this time he has worked on fibre-optic video-conferencing and digital audio signal processing. Since 1995 he been involved in collaborative work with Macquarie University on the development of pulsed-bias and pulsed S-parameter characterisation of microwave devices. His main contribution in this has been in signal processing algorithms and measurement control software.