Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr John Hedley

Senior Lecturer


Roles and Responsibilities

MSc Mechatronics Degree Programme Director


PhD - Collisional and radiative processes in atomic spectra
BSc(Hons) - Astronomy and astrophysics

Google Scholar Profile


Research Interests

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) - design and characterisation.
Autonomous robotics

Current Work

MEMS and NEMS characterisation
Biosensor development

Research Roles

Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Supervision

Principal supervisor:
Carl Dale
Raden Sanggar Dewanto
Robert Swierczewski

Panus Nattharith
Oliver Warlow
Mehmet Serdar Guzel
Harry Grigg


Principal investigator

"Bioelectronics development"
QinetiQ Ltd, £63,000, 01/11/2007 - 31/10/2010

"Development of a 'Dynamic Micro Analysis Raman Spectroscopy' (DyMars) System for Characterisation of MEMS and NEMS"
EPSRC, £114,000, 01/8/2005 - 30/4/2008

"Integration of Micro-sensor Platforms for the Rapid Detection of S100B Protein"
Royal Society, £11,000, 01/07/2005 - 31/07/2007

"High resolution optical measurements of the Casimir Force"
Joy Welch Educational Charitable Trust, £1,000, 05/06/2005 - 29/07/2005


EPSRC, £1,873,342.69, 01/05/2009 - 30/04/2012

Commission of the European Communities, £223,000, 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2009

"SMARTHEALTH - Smart Integrated Biodiagnostic Systems for Healthcare"
Commission of the European Communities, £1,328,000, 01/12/2005 - 30/11/2009

"SAFER - Isolation of Foetal Cells from Maternal Blood: A Nanomolecular Approach"
Commission of the European Communities, £125,000, 15/02/2005 - 14/02/2008

"Evaluation of MEMS Resonant Mass Sensors for Generic Specific Binding Analysis (MEMSens2)"
DTI (Department of Trade & Industry), £90,000, 01/04/2004 - 30/06/2005


Undergraduate Teaching

MEC3001 Mechatronic Design
MEC3096 Mechanical Engineering Project
MEC8007 Robotics
MEC8095 Mechanical Engineering Team Project

Postgraduate Teaching

MEC8001 Mechatronics
MEC8007 Robotics
MEC8011 Methods in Industrial R&D
MEC8012 Nanoscale Fabrication and Manipulation
MEC8095 MSc Project: Mechanical & Systems Eng
MMB8017 Nanomaterials in Healthcare Technologies