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BEng (Hons.), PhD, FRMS, FHEA, MInstP
James Windmill received the BEng with honours in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth. During his undergraduate study Dr Windmill was shortlisted for the Best Electronic Engineering Student, in the 1998 Science, Engineering Technology Student of the Year Awards. After his PhD in Plymouth Dr Windmill joined the University of Bristol as a postdoctoral researcher. Based in the School of Biological Sciences he was involved in several interdisciplinary projects, involving the Physics, Aerospace and Engineering Mathematics departments. This work concentrated on the nanoscale mechanics of insect auditory systems, both the passive mechanics of the auditory sensors, and their active non-linear, capabilities (such as extremely high sensitivity, frequency analysis and adaptability). In May 2008 Dr Windmill joined CUE as a lecturer, where he combines his experience in biological hearing with the conception and development of new transducers and sensor systems. In December 2011 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer, then in September 2014 he was promoted to Reader. He is also actively involved in research on various instrumentation systems, with experience in scanning probe microscopy, including atomic and magnetic force microscopy, and scanning laser vibrometry.
Further information on Dr Windmill's research can be found here.