I am currently a Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and am interested in research questions in biology pertaining to how the ears of animals work, and whether we can create novel engineered acoustic sensors inspired by natural ears.
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.
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.
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 in nature.
The need to detect sound in nature has resulted in the evolution of a wide variety of ears in the animal kingdom. Many of these acoustic sensor systems are incredibly complex, achieving sensitivity and functionality beyond that of standard engineered acoustic sensors. My research interest focusses on understanding the use of active, nonlinear sensor systems by animals for signal detection and conditioning. In studying active hearing in insects, we hope to gain insight into the mechanisms for hearing in nature and use this to inspire a new generation of acoustic engineered sensors.
- Ultrasound Contrast Imaging symposium
- Ultrasound 2018
- Sensory Transduction in Insects
- IEEE SENSORS 2017
- 15th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration (ISV2015)
- 14th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration (ISV2013)
More professional activities
- 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-2023
- Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Latham, Brendan
- Jackson, Joseph (Principal Investigator) Windmill, James (Co-investigator) Latham, Brendan (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
- 3DTransducers: Functional 3D Printed Transducer and Sensor Systems (Sasatin H2020 ERC PoC)
- Windmill, James (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
- Bio-Inspired Adaptive Ultrasonic NDE: feasibility study
- Windmill, James (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) O'Leary, Richard (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
- Soft And Small: Acoustic Transducers Inspired By Nature - SASATIN (EU European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant) | Daly, Paul
- Windmill, James (Principal Investigator) Jackson, Joseph (Co-investigator) Daly, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
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