I'm a Research Fellow with an interest in using integrated optical technology for bioscience applications. Typically this involves using advanced integrated waveguide designs and microfluidic structures to produce Lab-on-a-Chip devices which are cheaper, smaller and more robust compared to traditional equipment. My work is mainly focussed on microflow cytometry for medical and environmental applications. Currently I am working on an ocean deployable microflow cytometer. I have also applied optical and fluidic technology to a range of applications including COVID-19 mass testing and antimicrobial light-guiding urinary catheters.
Jonathan is a research fellow in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, with cross-disciplinary expertise (BSc Biomedical Science, PhD Optoelectronics). His work is focused on using integrated optical technology and microfluidics for biomedical and environmental applications most notably microflow cytometry.
- Deployable microflow cytometer for impedance and fluorescence based analysis of marine phytoplankton.
- Microflow cytometer for the analysis of pigment content of commercial algae crops.
- Microflow cytometer for the analysis of extracellular vesicle sized particles using multiangle scattering analysis https://doi.org/10.1039/C9LC01182J
- "Build your own Algae Farm" interactive game for science communication and outreach.
- Antimicrobial blue light in urinary catheters. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.995200
Jonathan has a broad skill base in optical theory and design, microfabrication, microfluidics, electronics and experimental biology. JB has been awarded £16K as PI from HEFCE (Zepler Institute Stimulus Fund) for research into anitmicrobial light guiding technology in biomedical devices. He has also been the researcher co-I on a £20K Higher Education Innovation Fund projects from HEFCE (Zepler Institute Stimulus fund). In 2019 JB was funded to attend the British Council/Newton fund, UK-India Researcher Links Multi-disciplinary Workshop on TB Diagnostics and AMR.