Dr Sherri Johnstone, PhD BSc CEng MIET MIEEE
Dr Sherri Johnstone is a Senior Lecturer in the Electronics Group in the School of Engineering. She has extensive research experience in measurement technologies for material property measurement.
Her current research interests include ultrasonic defect detection in solids and hot molten liquids and resonant ultrasonic spectroscopy for stress measurement.
She also researches in the area of electromagnetic measurement techniques. This includes the detection of residual stresses and phase transformation in steel, the development of a nano-Hall microscope and work involving a Scanning Kelvin nanoprobe.
Dr Johnstone has a strong interest in biological measurement techniques including the use of the Hall effect to measure ionic species in cells and measurement methodologies to understand the role of stretch receptors in the cardiovascular system. She is currently working on understanding and sytthetically recreating mechanisms in biological mechano-receptors.
She teaches Level 2 Analogue Electronics,Level 3 Electronic Circuits,Level 3 RF Engineering , Level 3 B.Eng CAD and Level 4 Applications and Design of ICs to Undergraduate students. She is currently the Level 4 tutor.
- Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Indicators of Esteem
- Chair of IET Local Network: Dr Johnstone held the Chair of the Local IET Network in 2010.
- Elected Council Member of IET : The Council advises the Governing Body about IET policies.
- IET Local Network Committee Member: Dr Johnstone sits on the Durham Local Network which is responsible for the delivery of Engineering activies and knowledge within the Durham area.
- Currie, AJ, Millman, S & Johnstone, S (2009). AN ULTRASONIC LIQUID STEEL INCLUSION MONITOR: MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLES AND PROBE DESIGN. Review Of Progress In Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vols 28a And 28b 1096: 1735-1742.
- Atherton JJ, Rosamond MC, Johnstone S & Zeze DA (2010), Thermal Characterisation of μL Volumes using a Thin Film Thermocouple Based Sensor, Thermal Investigation of ICs and Systems 16th International Workshop Thermal Investigation of ICs and Systems. Barcelona, Spain, IEEE.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Cui H , Trevelyan J, Millman S & Johnstone S (2010). Anomalous dispersion of guided wave in cylindrical multi-layered solid media. 2010 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, San Diego, USA, IEEE.
- Cui H, Johnstone S & Trevelyan J (2010). Liquid Steel Cleanliness Measurement: Numerical Analysis of Probe Design. QNDE 2010, San Diego, American Institue of Physics.
- Alnadabi M & Johnstone S (2009). 6th International Conference on Signals Systems and Devices, SSD'09. Djerba, Springer-Link.
- Currie, Alex. Johnstone, S. Millman & S. (2008). Development of a liquid steel inclusion monitor: Measurement principles and probe design. Currie AJ, Johnstone S, Millman S, Chicago.
- Alnadabi, Muhammad. Johnstone & Sherri (2008). Probability of events: A novel feature for speech/music discrimination. IEEE 9th International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP'08), Beijing, IEEE.
- Johnstone, S. (2005). Development of a method to produce a material independent magnetic distance sensing system.
- Johnstone, S. (2005). Multi-sensor method of producing a material independent inductive distance measuring device.
- Zhang, L., Johnstone, S., Snowdon, P. & Dewey, S. (2005). Normal Probe diffraction - Improving the capability of industrial ultrasonsic probe arrays. London.
- Zhang, L., Johnstone, S., Snowdon, P. & Dewey, S. (2005). Real-time DSP technique fro Normal Probe diffraction technique.
- Snowdon, PC, Johnstone, S & Dewey, S (2004). A 2D static ultrasonic array of passive probes for improved probabilityof detection. Green Bay Wisconsin.
- Johnstone, S. & Snowdon, P (2004). Use of a multiprobe array for improved Probability of Detection.
- Snowdon PC. , Johnstone S. & Dewey S. (2003). Improving the probability of detection for a 2D ultrasonic array using digital signal processing techniques. Worcester, United Kingdom.
- Wilkinson, M. & Johnstone, S. (2003). Improving the reliability fo eddy current distance measurements with finite element modelling. Limerick, Ireland.
- Johnstone, S. & Marsh, J. (2003). Investigation into the use of inductive coil arrays for metal object identification. Toronto, Canada.
- Johnstone, S., Moore, P. & Pritchard, W. (2001). The development of a gravimeter for measurements in the blast furnace hearth.
- (2000). Developments in the use of Electromagnetic methods to monitor the transformation of steel samples.
- Wang, M., York, T., Johnstone, S. & Pritchard, W. (1999). Modelling and mapping electrical resistance changes due to hearth erosion in a cold model of the blast furnace.
- Johnstone, S., Binns, R., Mallinson, S., Meydan, T., Peyton, A., Walker, T. & Pritchard, W. (1999). Using Electromagnetic methods to monitor the transformation of steel samples.
- (1998). Application of Multivariate statistical methods to blast furnace hearth temperatures.
- (1995). Allication of Genetic Algorithms in load and torque predictions in a hot rolling process.
Journal papers: academic
- Johnstone, Sherri (2008). Is there potential for use of the Hall effect in analytical science?. Analyst 133(3): 293-296.
- Cheran, Larisa-Emilia., Johnstone, Sherri., Sadeghi, Saman. & Thompson, Michael (2007). Work-function measurement by high resolution scanning Kelvin nanoprobe. Measurement Science and Technology 18(3): 567-578.
- Petit, D., Faulkner, C. C., Johnstone, S., Wood, D. & Cowburn, R. P. (2005). Nanometer scale patterning using focused ion beam milling. Review of scientific instruments 76(2): 3.
- Johnstone, S (2004). A university project to produce an analogue robot kit for schools: Do customer-based projects affect student motivation?. International Journal Of Engineering Education 20(5): 861-866.
- Petit, D, Atkinson, D, Johnstone, S, Wood, D & Cowburn, RP (2004). Room temperature performance of submicron bismuth Hall probes. IEE Proceedings-Science Measurement And Technology 151(2): 127-130.
- Snowdon, P. C., Johnstone, S. & Dewey S. (2003). A 2D static ultrasonic array of passive probes for improved probability of detection. Nondestructive testing and evaluation 19(3): 111-120.
- Snowdon, P. C., Johnstone, S. & Dewey, S. (2003). Improving the probability of detection for a 2D ultrasonic array using digital signal processing techniques. Insight non-destructive testing and condition monitoring 45(11): 743-745.
- Johnstone, S. & Peyton, A. J. (2001). The application of parametric 3D finite element modelling techniques to evaluate the performance of a magnetic sensor system. Sensors and actuators A physical 93(2): 109-116.
- Johnstone, S, Binns, R, Peyton, AJ & Pritchard, WDN (2001). Using electromagnetic methods to monitor the transformation of steel samples. Transactions Of The Institute Of Measurement And Control 23(1): 21-29.
- Johnstone, S & Gleim, G (2003). Device and method for detecting a magnetic properties of a metal object. EP1308721. Application filed: 2 November 2001. Granted: 7 May 2003
- Johnstone, S. (2002). Electromagnetic measurements of steel phase transformations. Engineering. Durham University. PhD.