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Senior Lecturer

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Lab 533
Room 511
Phone numbers
7752 (Office)
64 3 479 7752 (Office Direct Dial)
7750 (Lab)
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I have a Ph.D (Otago) in nonlinear dynamics and topological analysis of chaotic systems This was followed by postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto in nonlinear systems, including granular flow and spatio-temporal chaos. I then worked in Boston for Sapient Inc, a high-tech consulting firm, on large data systems for the oil and gas industry, and then for a startup on real-time analysis of video and images.

The main focus of my research is the development of new techniques for measurement, and the implementation of these techniques in novel devices that not only make new kinds of measurement, but also quantify the uncertainty in those measurements. Areas of expertise:

  • Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Radio Imaging Research
  • Agritech
  • Implanatable medical devices
  • Efficient embedded processing architectures
  • Numerical Electromagnetism (nec2++)
  • SympyTeX

Find out more about my research.


Molteno, T. C. A. (2024). Correlation structure in flux-density calibrator models. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 527(3). Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/mnras/stad3519 Journal - Research Article

Ghosh, S., Human, R., Kuja, S., Smirnov, O., Molteno, T., & Okouma, P. (2023). Newly designed antenna platform for Transient Array Radio Telescope (TART). Proceedings of the International Microwave and Antenna Symposium (IMAS). (pp. 27-31). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IMAS55807.2023.10066914 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Molteno, T. C. A. (2022). Nature's wind turbines: The measured aerodynamic efficiency of spinning seeds approaches theoretical limits. Biomimetics, 7, 161. doi: 10.3390/biomimetics7040161 Journal - Research Article

Jennings, M. J., Molteno, T. C. A., Walker, R. J., Bedford, J. J., Leader, J. P., & Poole, T. (2021). Transmission electron microscopy tilt-series data from in-situ chondrocyte primary cilia [Data descriptor]. Data, 6(11), 118. doi: 10.3390/data6110118 Journal - Research Other

Cao, Z., Bryant, D., Molteno, T. C. A., Fox, C., & Parry, M. (2021). V-spline: An adaptive smoothing spline for trajectory reconstruction. Sensors, 21, 3215. doi: 10.3390/s21093215 Journal - Research Article

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