Adrian Dorrington

Adrian Dorrington

Job Title

Senior Lecturer


Adrian's research is focussed on improving the quality of 3D range imaging cameras, so that they can be used in more applications such as computing and gesture control, medical imaging, quality assurance and security. He is passionate about developing a collaborative, productive, friendly and interactive environment where students can flourish and do their best work with the opportunity to interact with leading edge researchers.

Some of Adrian's greatest research achievements include forming the Chronoptics™ Research Group and developing the group to a point where it has a well respected international reputation, and has demonstrated what future commercial range cameras will be capable of. This includes publishing world class range imaging measurement results and developing sensor characterisation techniques that are so far unmatched globally. WaikatoLink and Chronoptics™ have secured pre-seed accelerator funding to commercialise the technology, and are currently in talks with some major companies in the space.

Prior to his time at The University of Waikato, Adrian was a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Langley Research Center. In his spare time he enjoys photography, skiing and travel.

  • Optoelectronics and optical measurement technologies
  • Ranging
  • Velocimetry
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D surface profiling