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Personal Statement

I’m a Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I gained a PhD in magnetic microscopy from the University of Plymouth in 2002, and worked at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, from 2003 to 2008. I also hold a first degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth.

I joined the University of Strathclyde as a lecturer in 2008. I was promoted to senior lecturer in 2011, reader in 2014, then professor in 2017. My research focuses on the investigation of hearing systems in insects to inspire the development of new acoustic and ultrasonic sensors and systems. I am also interested in sustainable engineering through the process of remanufacturing, the development of new biomedical sensors, and the use of ultrasound in manufacturing.

I am an academic member of the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering at Strathclyde, and have featured in more than 50 publications. I’m also the managing editor of the Journal of Remanufacturing, a relatively new open access journal.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Bioacoustics
  • Acoustic Engineering
  • Ultrasound
  • Microscopy

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests primarily focus on the theory and practical implementation of analogue electronics for the BEng and MEng courses in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I am also involved in teaching microcontroller programming and interfacing. I assist in teaching biomedical electronics in the Biomedical Engineering department. I also supervise a number of students in individual or group projects.

Research Interests

My research is interdisciplinary, spanning from biology to engineering, physics, maths and biomedicine. The long term goal of my cross-disciplinary research is to translate the findings from fundamental research in biological sensory systems to inspire novel artificial sensor and transducer systems, primarily relating to acoustics, ultrasonics and non-destructive evaluation. Furthermore, I am interested in how engineering impacts on the environment, and I am actively involved in research into remanufacturing as a process for sustainable engineering. I was awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant at the end of 2013. This large grant has provided me with long term funds to enable further development and capacity building of my research team in the area of Biologically Inspired Acoustic Systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Plymouth

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Plymouth

Keywords

  • acoustics
  • biomimetics
  • hearing
  • vibrometry

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Selected Projects 2009 2021

Imaging systems
Imaging techniques
Robotics
Aging of materials
Ultrasonic imaging

Selected Research Output 2005 2018

Evolution of directional hearing in moths via conversion of bat detection devices to asymmetric pressure gradient receivers

Reid, A., Marin-Cudraz, T., Windmill, J. F. C. & Greenfield, M. D. 29 Nov 2016 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 113, 48, p. E7740-E7748 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Audition
hearing
Pressure gradient
Chiroptera
moths
Open Access
File
Zygaenidae
Saturniidae
Moths
bat
moth

Mechanical specializations of insect ears

Windmill, J. F. C. & Jackson, J. C. 7 Jul 2016 Insect Hearing. Pollack, G. S., Mason, A. C., Popper, A. N. & Fay, R. R. (eds.). 1 ed. Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 55, p. 125-157 33 p. (Springer Handbook of Auditory Research; vol. 55)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
Audition
hearing
ears
insects
Acoustics
7 Citations
Open Access
File
Plastics industry
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Terminology
Industry
Recycling

Distribution of sound pressure around a singing cricket: radiation pattern and asymmetry in the sound field

Chivers, B. D., Jonsson, T., Jackson, J. C., Kleinhappel, T. K., Shivarova, N., Windmill, J. F. C. & Montealgre-Z, F. 1 Feb 2016 In : Bioacoustics. 25, 2, p. 161-176 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
cricket
Gryllidae
asymmetry
stridulation
distribution
6 Citations

Unpicking the signal thread of the sector web spider Zygiella x-notata

Mortimer, B., Holland, C., Windmill, J. F. C. & Vollrath, F. 16 Dec 2015 In : Interface. 12, 113, 7 p., 20150633

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Spiders
Conductive materials
Energy harvesting
Tensile testing
Weight-Bearing

Hearing ability decreases in ageing locusts

Gordon, S. D. & Windmill, J. F. C. 1 Jul 2015 In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 218, p. 1990-1994 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Aptitude
Grasshoppers
locust
hearing
locusts
1 Citations

Frequency-dependent ultrasound-induced transformation in E. coli

Deeks, J., Windmill, J., Agbeze-Onuma, M., Kalin, R. M., Argondizza, P. & Knapp, C. W. 1 Dec 2014 In : Biotechnology Letters. 36, 12, p. 2461-2465 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Gene transfer
Escherichia coli
Ultrasonics
Genes
2 Citations
Open Access
File
Grasshoppers
locust
hearing
Audition
locusts
18 Citations

The speed of sound in silk: linking material performance to biological function

Mortimer, B., Gordon, S., Holland, C., Siviour, C., Vollrath, F. & Windmill, J. 13 Aug 2014 In : Advanced Materials. 26, 30, p. 5179-5183 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Silk
Acoustic wave velocity
Ballistics
Fibers
Lasers
2 Citations
Open Access
File
Grasshoppers
locust
locusts
temperature effect
Thermal effects
2 Citations
Open Access
File
Silicon
microelectromechanical systems
MEMS
Acoustics
acoustics

Thesis

Biologically inspired acoustic systems : from insect ears to MEMS microphone structures

Author: Mackie, D., 1 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Windmill, J. (Supervisor) & Jackson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Directional hearing at the micro-scale : bio-inspired sound localization

Author: Reid, A. B., 1 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Windmill, J. (Supervisor) & Uttamchandani, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS).

James Windmill (Recipient), Jan 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fellow of the Royal Society

Selected Activities 2008 2018

MicroTech 2016

Windmill, J. (Participant)
17 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

International Conference on Remanufacturing 2015

Windmill, J. (Organiser)
14 Jun 201516 Jun 2015

Activity: Organiser of major conference

Richard Richard Hofstetter

Windmill, J. (Host)
1 Jun 201530 Jun 2015

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

Michael Greenfield

Windmill, J. (Host)
2 Mar 2015

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

Shira D. Gordon

Windmill, J. (Host)
9 Jan 20153 Feb 2015

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

Journal of Remanufacturing (Journal)

Windmill, J. (Editor)
Sep 2010 → …

Activity: Journal or guest editorship

14th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration (ISV2013)

Windmill, J. (Chair)
8 Jun 201127 Jul 2013

Activity: Organiser of major conference

International Conference on Remanufacturing - ICoR

Windmill, J. (Organiser)
27 Jul 201029 Jul 2011

Activity: Organiser of major conference