- Professor of Bioelectronics and Bioengineering (Biomedical Engineering)
- Dean of Graduate Studies (Science and Engineering College Senior Management)
Jon’s research group comprises ca. 25 people and involves a broad range of projects in Biomedical Engineering. He has published ca. 200 research papers (H factor 33) with a further 18 books, book chapters and reviews (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-9000-2010) . He has interests in the advantages of miniaturisation in the biomedical sciences, and has an internationally-renowned activity in biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, nanophotonics and acoustics. This year he has received substantial research funding from both EPSRC and The Gates Foundation. He has been invited to give over 50 invited or plenary talks including, most recently: The European Congress of Lab-on-a-Chip (Dublin, 2010); micro-Flu (Toulouse 2010); the Asia-Pacific Conference on Lab-Chp & Microfluidics (Singapore, 2011) and SPIE Photonics West (San Francisco, 2012).
He is Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering, in the School of Engineering and sits on the School’s Management Board. He developed the first undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering in Scotland, with major teaching contributions from Engineering, Biology and Medicine, as well as Glasgow’s hospitals. Jon is also the Dean of Graduate Studies in the College of Science and Engineering and sits on the College Management Board. He also leads Glasgow University's Doctoral Training Centre in Cell and Proteomic Technologies, funded by EPSRC and BBSRC.
He is the founder of Mode Diagnostics (www.modedx.com), producing home diagnostics for bowel cancer and other bathroom diagnostic tests (and is currently involved in shaping an exciting joint venture between Mode-Dx and the China Bowel Cancer Screening Service). He is also involved in founding two other University Spin-Outs (in progress), in Developing World Diagnostics and in Drug Discovery Tools.
He has helped build University collaboration with Tianjin and Nankai Universities (China); NTU, NCKU and NTHU (Taiwan); A*Star and Nanyang Technical University (Singapore); as well as Mahidol University (Thailand). This broad internatonal activities have provided numerous opportunities for the exchange of Post Graduate Students.
Jon was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2004) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2001). He was appointed to the Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 and was awarded a Royal Society Merit Award in 2010. He served on RAE’08 (EEE) and will serve on REF’14 (General Engineering).
A summary of Professor Cooper's research interests can be found here.