Professor Dell is a professor of electrical engineering at The University of Western Australia. His primary areas of interest are semiconductor optoelectronics and optical MEMS devices. He has worked in both industry and academia in these fields. Work undertaken by his group on robust, low-cost microspectrometer technology has attracted funding from the US and Australian Defence Departments and more recently from the Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation. This latter funding is for the development of low-cost tools using IR spectroscopy for broad acre agriculture applications. This work is being undertaken as a collaboration between electrical engineers and soil scientists. Professor Dell has several patents, over 200 journal and conference publications.
More info: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/john.dell