Dr Jonathan McKendry

Research Fellow

Institute of Photonics

Personal statement

Jonathan J. D. McKendry received the M.S. degree in Electronics and Electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., in 2011. In 2007 he joined the Institute of Photonics as a Ph.D. student where the focus of his Ph.D. was on the application of AlInGaN-based micro-LEDs for time-resolved fluorescence lifetimemeasurements and optical communications. He currently works as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Photonics, primarily on the subject of LED-based Visible Light Communications. To date, he has authored or co-authored in excess of 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 conference submissions, as well as making contributions to book chapters and review articles on micro-LEDs and optical communications.


High-speed optical camera communication using a CMOS-driven micro-LED projector
Shao Yingjie, McKendry Jonathan JD, Dehkhoda Fahimeh, Xie Enyuan, Herrnsdorf Johannes, Strain Michael J, Henderson Robert K, Dawson Martin D
2022 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (2022)
Hundred-meter Gb/s deep ultraviolet wireless communications using AlGaN micro-LEDs
Maclure Daniel M, Chen Cheng, McKendry Jonathan J D, Xie Enyuan, Hill Jordan, Herrnsdorf Johannes, Gu Erdan, Haas Harald, Dawson Martin D
Optics Express Vol 30, pp. 46811-46821 (2022)
A full degree-of-freedom spatiotemporal light modulator
Panuski Christopher L, Christen Ian, Minkov Momchil, Brabec Cole J, Trajtenberg-Mills Sivan, Griffiths Alexander D, McKendry Jonathan J D, Leake Gerald L, Coleman Daniel J, Tran Cung, St. Louis Jeffrey, Mucci John, Horvath Cameron, Westwood-Bachman Jocelyn N, Preble Stefan F, Dawson Martin D, Strain Michael J, Fanto Michael L, Englund Dirk R
Nature Photonics Vol 16, pp. 834–842 (2022)
High-speed optical camera communication using CMOS-driven micro-LED projector
Shao Yingjie, McKendry Jonathan JD, Dehkhoda Fahimeh, Xie Enyuan, Herrnsdorf Johannes, Strain Michael J, Henderson Robert K, Dawson Martin D
IEEE Photonics Conference (2022)
AlGaN ultraviolet micro-LEDs
Tian Pengfei, Shan Xinyi, Zhu Shijie, Xie Enyuan, McKendry Jonathan J D, Gu Erdan, Dawson Martin D
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics Vol 58, pp. 1-14 (2022)
Gb/s optical wireless communications up to 17 meters using a UV-C micro-light-emitting diode
Maclure Daniel M, McKendry Jonathan JD, Chen Cheng, Xie Enyuan, Hill Jordan, Gu Erdan, Herrnsdorf Johannes, Haas Harald, Dawson Martin D
The Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics society 2022 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (2022)

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Professional activities

Micro-Light-Emitting Diode (“Micro-LED”) arrays: Overview and applications
Fraunhofer Fellow
Recent developments in gallium nitride micro-light-emitting diode structured light sources
Micro-Light-Emitting Diode (“Micro-LED”) arrays: Overview and applications
LED excitation of an on-chip imaging flow cytometer for bead-based immunoassay
Combined Time of Flight and Photometric Stereo Imaging for Surface Reconstruction

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Building Global Engagements in Research
Littlejohn, David (Principal Investigator) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Academic) Ault, Graham (Academic) Bennet, Derek James (Academic) Birch, David (Academic) Booth, Campbell (Academic) Burt, Graeme (Academic) Chen, Yu (Academic) Chen, Haofeng (Academic) Fedorov, Maxim (Academic) Finney, Stephen (Academic) Fletcher, Ashleigh (Academic) Gu, Erdan (Academic) Guilhabert, Benoit Jack Eloi (Academic) Hastie, Jennifer (Academic) Jaroszynski, Dino (Academic) Johnston, Andrea (Academic) Judd, Martin (Academic) Kockar, Ivana (Academic) Lamprou, Dimitrios (Academic) Laurand, Nicolas (Academic) Macdonald, Malcolm (Academic) Massoubre, David (Academic) Mathieson, Keith (Academic) McKnight, Loyd (Academic) Nordon, Alison (Academic) Norman, Patrick (Academic) Oliveira, Monica (Academic) Papoff, Francesco (Academic) Patwardhan, Siddharth (Academic) Portugues, Iliana (Academic) Scanlon, Thomas (Academic) Sefcik, Jan (Academic) Seib, Philipp (Academic) Skabara, Peter (Academic) Stack, Margaret (Academic) Stephen, Bruce (Academic) Tuttle, Tell (Academic) Ulijn, Rein (Academic) Xiao, Qing (Academic) Yan, Xiu (Academic) Zagnoni, Michele (Academic) Dawson, Martin (Co-investigator) Florence, Alastair (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Reese, Jason (Co-investigator) Zhang, Yonghao (Co-investigator) Ivanistsev, Vladislav (Researcher) Jawor-Baczynska, Anna Malgorzata (Researcher) Jones, Catherine (Researcher) McGlone, Thomas (Researcher) McKendry, Jonathan (Researcher)
The EPSRC awarded the University of Strathclyde £499,040 to support activities where the main objective was to increase the level and number of sustainable global engagements between leading researchers at the University of Strathclyde and top researchers in the USA and Asia.

The research themes selected for the programme featured internationally leading groups at Strathclyde that are well supported by the EPSRC. Each theme is headed by a recognised pioneer in their field supported by a number of associated world class researchers. The five thematic areas were: Photonics, Power & Energy, Advanced Engineering; Advanced Manufacturing, and Bionanotechnology.

Strathclyde identified key international partners at various institutions in the USA and Asia with whom we wished to develop more strategic, mutually beneficial, relationships. We adopted a “best with best” approach, identifying internationally leading researchers who aligned well with several of our own EPSRC funded internationally leading experts. Existing interactions with the groups in the USA and Asia were at different stages of development so we aimed to escalate the relationship engagement levels from Tier 3 (Emergent), through Tier 2 (Developing) to Tier 1 (Strategic). The intention was to develop as many of the relationships as possible during the period of the award so that longer-term interactions could be established thereafter.
01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2013

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Institute of Photonics
Technology Innovation Centre

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