Dr Joseph Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and am interested in research questions involving acoustic and ultrasonic systems in nature, phyics, and engineering.

Originally a physicist at undergraduate level (Imperial College 2003), I gained a PhD in Biology at the University of Bristol (2009), studying active hearing in nature. In 2010 I was awarded an EPSRC Post-doctoral fellowship, based at the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering at Strathclyde, studying acoustic systems in nature and engineering contexts. In 2014 I was promoted to Lecturer.

I am interested in a wide range of topics related to the detection and generation of sound in both natural and engineered acoustic systems.


Inspection of nuclear assets with limited access using feature guided waves
Foster Euan A, Bernard Robert, Bolton Gary, Jackson-Camargo Joseph C, Gachagan Anthony, Mohseni Ehsan, MacLeod Charles N
NDT and E International Vol 131 (2022)
I beg your pardon? Acoustic behaviour of a wild solitary common dolphin who interacts with harbour porpoises
Cosentino Mel, Nairn David, Coscarella Mariano, Jackson Joseph C, Windmill James F C
Bioacoustics Vol 31, pp. 517-534 (2022)
Towards a bio-inspired acoustic sensor : Achroia grisella's ear
Díaz-García Lara, Reid Andrew, Jackson-Camargo Joseph, Windmill James FC
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 22, pp. 17746-17753 (2022)
Non-destructive analysis of the mechanical properties of 3D-printed materials
Domingo-Roca R, Asciak L, Windmill J F C, Mulvana H, Jackson-Camargo J C
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation Vol 41 (2022)
Towards a bio-inspired acoustic sensor : Achroia grisella's ear
Díaz-Garcia Lara, Reid Andrew Baxter, Jackson Joseph, Windmill James FC
IEEE Sensors 2021 (2021)
Achroia grisella's ear as inspiration for acoustic sensing
Díaz-García Lara, Reid Andrew Baxter, Jackson Joseph, Windmill James
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Vol 150 (2021)

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I teach primarily aspects of analogue electronics for the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, as well as assisting undergraduate laboratories and supervising student projects.

Research interests

My research is multi-disciplinary, involving aspects of biology, physics, engineering and mathematics. I research topics related to acoustics systems in nature and engineering - with emphasis on understanding how sound is detected and produced in natural systems and how that knowledge can be used for the next generation of acoustic sensors and actuators.

A key goal is achieving excellent acoustic performance and functionality while miniaturising acoustic devices, something that is very difficult in traditional acoustic design. My work encompasses advanced 3D printing with sub-mm resolution to create sensors, metamaterials, and other acoustic devices.



Professional activities

Ultrasound Contrast Imaging symposium
Ultrasound 2018
Sensory Transduction in Insects
15th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration (ISV2015)
14th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration (ISV2013)

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Patterned ionogel based acoustic sensors
Reid, Andrew Baxter (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) Windmill, James (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
RESINators - Miniature acoustic resonator systems
Windmill, James (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) Domingo-Roca, Roger (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Development of cell-laden photopolymerisable materials for the development of physiologically-relevant, three-dimensional microvascular systems to reproduce solid tumours
Jackson, Joseph (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2022 - 09-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Latham, Brendan
Jackson, Joseph (Principal Investigator) Reid, Andrew Baxter (Principal Investigator) Windmill, James (Co-investigator) Latham, Brendan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Gilmour, Lauren
Mulvana, Helen Elizabeth (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) Gilmour, Lauren (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Transformative Anatomically accurate Microvascular flow Phantoms for Ultrasound therapy research (TAMP-US)
Mulvana, Helen Elizabeth (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) O'Leary, Richard (Co-investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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