Head of Intelligent Systems and Nano-science Research Group
Areas of Expertise: Biomolecular Electronics, Nanofabrication, Molecular Self-Assembly
Dr Steve Johnson has been a lecturer in the Department of Electronics since 2012. His research interests are in biologically-inspired technologies and in particular hybrid systems that merge the functions and properties of biological systems with the world of electronics. This requires a highly multi-disciplinary approach to research and he collaborates closely with scientists and engineers from within physics, chemistry, molecular biology and the clinical sciences.
Steve is Deputy Director of the Graduate School, leads the Bio-Inspired Technologies Laboratory and is academic manager of the York Electronics Cleanroom. He is also a visiting scientist at the University of Leeds, a position he was awarded in 2012. Steve is Associate Editor of the academic journal Nanomaterials and Nanodevices.
Publications information is available via the York Research Database
I am module leader for first year undergraduate course Introduction to Nanotechnology and the MSc. Nano-Devices and Fabrication module. I also contribute to the Analogue Electronics first year module where I focus on basic operational amplifier circuits.
Research within the Bio-Inspired Technologies (BIT) laboratory is focussed on the innovation of new technology and devices inspired by biological principles. Our ultimate goal is to develop hybrid systems that merge the functions and properties of biological systems with the world of electronics. We thus have expertise in the integration, detection and manipulation of biological materials, such as DNA and proteins, with electronic and nanoelectronic devices.
More details of my research interests and the facilities available in the BIT laboratory can be found at: