Dr Richard Johnston’s Grants/Publications

List of grants:

  • WEFO – Materials and Manufacturing Academy – 2015 – £13.7 Million – Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
  • EPSRC – Advanced Imaging of Materials (AIM) – 2015 – £2.5 Million  – Co-PI
  • EPSRC – The Strategic Partnership in Structural Metallic Systems for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications– 2014 – £7.9 Million  – Co-Investigator (Co-I)
  • EPSRC – COATED2 Centre for Doctoral Training – 2014 – £6.5 Million – Co-I
  • Swansea University – 2012 – X-ray Microtomography Equipment – £300,000 – Principal Investigator (PI)
  • EPSRC Strategic Partnership EngD – 2011 – £120,000 – PI
  • NSA Welsh Government – 2013 – Materials:Live2 – £116,933 – PI
  • EPSRC Strategic Partnership PhD – 2011 – £90,000 – PI
  • EPSRC Strategic Partnership PhD – 2012 – £90,000 – PI
  • EPSRC DTA PhD – 2013 – £75,000 – PI
  • British Science Association Media Fellowship with Nature – 2013 – PI
  • Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship – 2015 – PI
  • Welsh Crucible: Future research leaders of Wales – 2013
  • Swansea University PhD Bursary – 2015 – X-ray µCT of Mary Rose remains – £57,000 – PI
  • Swansea University PhD Bursary – 2014 – X-ray CT of tephra cores – £57,000 – Co-I
  • National Research Networks – 2014 – Using ‘digital’ Materials to Establish a Novel Investigative Platform for Cardiac Arrest – £57,000 – Co-I
  • National Research Networks – 2014 – Controlled Thermal Expansion Metamaterials for Lightweight Optical Applications – £57,000 – Co-I
  • Swansea University Business Plan – 2014 – Public Engagement w/ Research/Research as Art – £55,037 per annum – PI
  • NSA Welsh Government HEFCW – 2012 – Materials Live – £46,427 – PI
  • TIMET UK – 2007 – PhD studentship – £40,000 – PI
  • EPSRC/BTG – Escalation and Expansion of X-Ray Microtomography and its Application to the Field of Tephrochronology2013 – £18,000 – PI
  • STFC – 2015 – ISIS Beamtime – Investigation of crack nucleation in superalloys using advanced neutron methods – PI
  • EPSRC/BTG – 2013 – Research as Art – £12,261 – PI
  • Welsh Crucible – 2013 – Providing new model organisms for biomedical research: The tale of molluscs, mice and men – £10,000 – Co-I
  • Welsh Crucible – 2013 – Can providing 3D printing be used to enhance cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques?’ – £10,000 – Co-I
  • EPSRC/Bridging the Gaps – 2012 – Research as Art – £5000 PI
  • EPSRC/BTG – 2014 – Research as Art – £5000 – PI
  • SIP HEFCW – 2014 – Science and Science Outreach – and knowledge transfer between (with Co-I Science Museum London) – £2500 – PI
  • SIP HEFCW – 2012 – Pathways for Public Engagement with University Research (With Co-I Royal Institution London) – £2500 – PI
  • HEA/HESTEM – 2012 – Materials Science Surgery – 2011 – £2130 – PI
  • SALT Swansea University Learning and Teaching Grant – 2011 – Materials Science Surgery – the transition from student to scientist – £2000 – PI
  • EPSRC/Bridging the Gaps – 2011 – Research as Art – £1900 – PI
  • EPSRC/Bridging the Gaps/SURF – 2010 – Research as Art – £1800 – PI
  • EPSRC/BTG – 2013 – MAM (Materials: Ancient & Modern) – £1740 – Co-I
  • EPSRC Student Vacation Bursary – 2012 – Investigation of the corrosive/erosive effects of macrophage on implant materials – £1200 – PI
  • EPSRC/BTG – 2013 – SURF Seminar series – £750 – Co-I

List of Publications:

Journals

  1. Evans M and Johnston RE, Stochastic modelling of times to temperature for furnaces supplying titanium blooms to a rolling mill at TIMET, Journal of Applied Statistics, 34, 4, 2007, Pages 383 – 397.
  2. Johnston RE and Evans WJ, Freestanding abradable coating manufacture and tensile test development, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202, 2007, Pages 725-729.
  3. Johnston RE, The sensitivity of abradable coating residual stresses to varying material properties, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 18, 5-6, 2009, pages 1004-1013.
  4. Johnston RE, Neural networks and critical high temperature component life prediction, Materials Science and Technology, 27, 1, 2011, pages 108-114.
  5. Johnston R, Mechanical characterisation of AlSi-hBN, NiCrAl-Bentonite, and NiCrAl-Bentonite-hBN freestanding abradable coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2011, 205, 10.
  6. Bache M, Johnston R, Cook TS, Robinson BJ, Matlik JF, Crack growth in the creep-fatigue regime under constrained loading of thin sheet combustor alloys, International Journal of Fatigue, 2012, 42.
  7. Johnston R, Bache MR, Amos M, Liaptsis D, Lancaster R, Lewis R, Andrews P, Edmonds I, Investigation of Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods Applied to Oxide/Oxide Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composite, Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites VII, 2012, pp.57.
  8. Johnston R, World’s slowest-moving drop caught on camera at last, Nature, 2013, [ISSN:1476-4687], [DOI: 10.1038/nature.2013.13418]
  9. Johnston R, Shrew has a spine of godly strength, Nature, 2013, [ISSN:1476-4687], [DOI: 10.1038/nature.2013.13440]
  10. Johnston R, Synthetic molecule chokes TB growth, Nature, 2013, [ISSN:1476-4687], [DOI: 10.1038/nature.2013.13500]
  11. Johnston R, Visual neurons mapped in action, Nature, 2013, [DOI: 10.1038/nature.2013.13520]
  12. Johnston R, Asymmetrical glycans synthesized in lab, Nature, 2013, [DOI: 10.1038/nature.2013.13454]

Conference Publications

  1. Johnston RE, Evans M, Evans WJ, Main T and Goulding A, A predictive capability for scheduling furnace operations in titanium production, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials (IPMM 2005), Monterey, California, USA, July 19-23, 2005.
  2. Johnston RE, Freestanding abradable coatings: development of a novel method of mechanical characterisation, 10th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC10), University of Wales, Swansea, UK, September 3-5, 2006.
  3. Johnston RE, Evans WJ, Freestanding abradable coating manufacture and tensile test development, Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, California, USA, April 23-27, 2007.
  4. Johnston RE, Bache MR, and Sellars C, Tensile properties of AlSi-hBN, NiCrAl-Bentonite, and NiCrAl-Bentonite-hBN freestanding abradable coatings, Gas Turbines: High Temperature Coatings and Life Extension, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK, 9th – 10th  Dec 2009.
  5. Bache MR, Johnston RE, Cook TS, Robinson BJ, and Matlik JF, Creep-fatigue crack growth under constrained loading of thin sheet combustor alloys, Propulsion – Safety and Affordable Readiness (P-SAR) Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, March 2010.
  6. Bache MR, Johnston RE, Cook TS, Robinson BJ and Matlik JF, Crack growth in creep-fatigue regime under constrained loading of thin sheet combustor alloys, Fatigue Damage in Structural Materials VIII Conference, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA, Sep 2010.
  7. Bache MR, Johnston RE, Rouse J, Withers PJ and Edmonds IM, Non-destructive computed tomography inspection applied to CMC materials’, 12th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC 12), Mons, Belgium, 7th – 9th Sep 2010.
  8. Johnston RE, Bache MR, A mechanical assessment of oxide-oxide CMC materials’, 12th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC 12), Mons, Belgium, 7th – 9th Sep 2010.
  9. DiSalvo D, Bache MR, Johnston R, Damage accumulation in ceramic matrix composites under tensile stress modes, 12th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC 12), Mons, Belgium, 7th – 9th Sep 2010.
  10. Johnston RE, Bache MR, Thompson D, Withers PJ, Van Boxel S, Edmonds I, Investigation of the mechanical properties of an oxide/oxide fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composite, 36th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC12), Daytona, Florida, 22nd-27th January 2012.
  11. Johnston RE, Bache MR, Liaptsis D, and Edmonds IM, Investigation of non-destructive evaluation methods applied to an oxide/oxide fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composite, 36th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC12), Daytona, Florida, 22nd-27th January 2012.
  12. Szpakowska K and Johnston R, Snake busters: experiments in fracture patterns of ritual figurines, The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Providence, Rhode Island, 27th-29th April 2012. (Contribution: 25%)
  13. Johnston R and Thomas A, Artificial intelligence and rugby game data, A Revolution in Video: Advances in Analysis in Sports Science and Coaching Conference, The Vale Hotel, 3rd May 2012.
  14. Johnston R, Materials science surgery: students as teachers, Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) Annual Conference, Swansea University, 2nd July 2012.
  15. Johnston R, Improving learning in materials science undergraduates, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 3rd-4th July 2012.
  16. Griggs, A.J., Davies, S.D., Abbott., P.A., Johnston, R.E., Hall., I. 2012. ‘Constraining rapid climatic events in the North Atlantic using tephrochronology’, paper presented at INTIMATE summer school, Potsdam, 6-9 September.
  17. Griggs, A.J., Davies, S.D., Abbott., P.A., Johnston, R.E., Hall., I. 2012. ‘Constraining rapid climatic events in the North Atlantic using tephrochronology’, poster presented at QRA Iceland fieldtrip, Iceland, 6-9 September.
  18. Sackett E, Johnston RE, Bache MR, Edmonds I, and Thompson D, Monotonic, fatigue and creep behaviour of fibre reinforced oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composites, 13th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC13), Barcelona, Spain, 12th-14th September 2012.
  19. Johnston RE, Bache MR, Liaptsis D, and Andrews P, Non-destructive evaluation techniques applied to oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composites, 13th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC13), Barcelona, Spain, September 12-14, 2012.
  20. Johnston R, Freestanding abradable behaviour and X-ray microtomography, UK Thermal Spray Coatings Technology Seminar, Derby, UK, May 21st,  2013.
  21. Garner S, Dutton B, Houser C, and Johnston R, Laser ultrasound techniques for laser metal deposition inspection – modelling and experimental, 3rd International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing (LU2013), Yokohama, Japan, June 25-28, 2013.
  22. Davies, S.D., 2014 et al. ‘Tephrochronology’, paper presented at QRA ‘Quaternary Revolutions’ 50th anniversary, London, 7-9 January
  23. Mabbett I and Johnston R, Raising Awareness of Materials Education to Expand the Undergraduate Talent Pool, 6th International Materials Education Symposium, Cambridge University, UK, Apr 10th-11th, 2014.
  24. North L and Johnston R, Tomography for public engagement (image), Tomography for Scientific Advancement Conference (TOSCA), Natural History Museum, London, 9th – 10th September, 2013.
  25. North L and Johnston R, Avian skull imaged using X-ray µCT (image), Tomography for Scientific Advancement Conference (TOSCA), Natural History Museum, London, 9th – 10th September, 2013.
  26. North L and Johnston R, Intricate internal architecture of the sand dollar (image), Tomography for Scientific Advancement Conference (TOSCA), Natural History Museum, London, 9th – 10th September, 2013.
  27. Griggs A, Abbott P, Coleman M, Johnston R, Davies S, Ice-cores and synchronisation with North Atlantic records, INTIMATE workshop, Pisa, 25-26 April 2014.
  28. Griggs A, Abbott P, Coleman M, Johnston R, Davies S, Examining the potential of X-ray microtomography within tephrochronology, INTIMATE final meeting, Zaragoza, 9-13 June 2014.
  29. North L, Pope E and Johnston R, 4D Imaging by X-ray microtomography of the failure behaviour in cuttlebone, Tomography for Scientific Advancement Conference (TOSCA), Natural History Museum, London, 1st – 3rd September, 2014.
  30. D’Onofrio C, Rolland SA, Row KWQ, Johnston R, North L, Brown S, Phillips R, Sienz J, and van loon R, Three dimensional computational analysis of a blood oxygenator reconstructed from micro-CT scans, MECbioeng14, Imperial College London, September 10-11, 2014.
  31. Crowle T, Perkins K, Moyle D, and Johnston R, Powder diffusion bonding of aerospace alloys, Strategic Partnership Conference, Birmingham, September 15-17 2014.
  32. Davies G, Jeffs S, Moyle D, Johnston R, and Lancaster R, Electron beam melting of gas turbine alloys, Strategic Partnership Conference, Birmingham, September 15-17 2014.
  33. Moyle D and Johnston R, Understanding abradable coating systems, Strategic Partnership Conference, Birmingham, September 15-17 2014.
  34. Gardner S, Li W, and Johnston R, An investigation into the effects of thermomechanical history on the microstructure of a nickel-base superalloy during forging, TMS2015, Orlando Florida, March 15-19, 2015.
  35. Moyle D, Johnston R, Understanding the behaviour of abradable coatings using X-ray microcomputed tomography, TMS2015, Orlando Florida, March 15-19, 2015.
  36. North L, Johnston R, 4D imaging by X-ray microtomography of the failure behaviour in cuttlebone, TMS2015, Orlando Florida, March 15-19, 2015.
  37. Johnston R, Cleobury EL, Morris RM, Research as Art – Conveying the beauty, complexity, and human aspect of materials research, TMS2015, Orlando, Florida, March 15-19, 2015.
  38. Davies G, Baxter G, Moyle D, Johnston R, Lancaster R, Microstructure and mechanical property relationships in electron beam melted titanium alloys, Ti-2015: The 13th World Conference on Titanium, San Diego, California, August 16-20, 2015.
  39. Ahmad F, Soe S, Skacel P, Johnston R, Maconochie I, Theobald P, Biaxial and shear properties of immature porcine heart tissue, 2nd Soft Tissue Modelling Workshop, Glasgow, June 10-12, 2015.

Invited Lectures/Talks/Seminars

  1. Johnston RE, Freestanding abradable coatings: development of a novel method of mechanical characterisation, Invited presentation at the 10th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC10), University of Wales, Swansea, UK, September 3-5, 2006.
  2. Johnston RE, Bache MR, Liaptsis D, and Andrews P, Non-destructive evaluation techniques applied to oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composites, Invited presentation at the 13th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC13), Barcelona, Spain, September 12-14, 2012.
  3. Johnston R, Freestanding abradable behaviour and X-ray microtomography, Keynote lecture at the UK Thermal Spray Coatings Technology Seminar, Derby, UK, May 21st,  2013.
  4. Johnston R, Gage S, Oyen M, and Wecht B, Staying in science and doing science communication, Invited panel session at SpotOn London – Nature Publishing Group Conference, London, UK, October 8-9, 2013.
  5. Johnston R, Marvellous Materials, Invited South Wales Materials Association seminar, Swansea, UK, October 16th, 2013.
  6. Johnston R, Strategic insight placement Welsh Government programme, Invited seminar with Department of Research and Innovation, Swansea, UK, January 16th, 2014.
  7. Johnston R and North L, Imaging natural structures using X-ray µCT, Invited seminar, Bioengineering Group, Cambridge University, January 23rd, 2014.
  8. Johnston R, Marvellous Materials, Invited talk at Festival of Research, Swansea, UK, February 19-22, 2014.
  9. Wilks S, Johnston R, Thornton C, Nigam Y, Van Loon R, and Jiga-Boy G, The complexities and rewards of interdisciplinary research, Invited panel session at Festival of Research, Swansea, UK, February 19-22, 2014.
  10. Johnston R, Engaging and communicating research, Invited talk at Research Forum seminar, Swansea, UK, February 25th, 2014.
  11. Johnston R, Revealing nature’s hidden architectures, Invited lecture at Tomography for Scientific Advancement  Conference (TOSCA), Natural History Museum, London, 1st – 3rd September, 2014.

Other Articles/Outputs/Coverage

  1. 50/50, physical Science/Art piece using X-rays, in collaboration with the artist Naomi Bowey. Exhibited September – October 2014 at Millenium Centre, Cardiff
  2. Interview about Research as Art with Gareth Williams for an article looking at arts and science, entitled ‘Picking up S.T.E.A.M.’, http://garethwilliams13.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/picking-up-s-t-e-a-m/ July 8th 2014.
  3. 50/50, physical Science/Art piece using X-rays, in collaboration with the artist Naomi Bowey. Exhibited 19th – 23rd June at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London.
  4. 50/50, physical Science/Art piece using X-rays, in collaboration with the artist Naomi Bowey. Exhibited 23rd – 30th May 2014 at Dynevor Gallery. http://www.naomibowey.com/#!50–50/c1jq5
  5. Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol – Season 2 Episode 1, X-ray microtomography of an Egyptian mummified snake, BBC Documentary, screening 31st March 2014 on BBC.
  6. Pythagoras’ Trousers podcast and Radio Cardiff show, http://www.rhysphillips.co.uk/pythagoras-trousers/episode-152/ February 6th 2014.
  7. Costello, V, Why Scientists Should be Science Communicators; or, Having your Cake and Eating it Too, PLOS Blogs, http://blogs.plos.org/blog/2014/01/03/why-should-scientists-be-science-communicators/ 3rd January 2014.
  8. Johnston R, SpotOn London 2013: Staying in science and doing science communication – how to have your cake and eat it – Storify, http://storify.com/DrRichJohnston/spoton-london-2013-staying-in-science-and-doing-sc 3rd January 2014.
  9. Johnston R and Mabbett I, £150,000 Swansea University funding boost, South Wales Evening Post, 2nd January 2014, http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/pound-150-000-funding-boost/story-20390476-detail/story.html
  10. Johnston R, Look closer, see more – how we can mimic nature for the future benefit of society, Western Mail newspaper, 10th December 2013, http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/look-closer-see-more—6391257
  11. ‘Research as Art 2013’ at The Royal Institution, London City Nights, October 18th 2013, http://www.londoncitynights.com/2013/10/research-as-art-2013-at-royal.html
  12. Contribution to ‘Ada Lovelace Day – tales of inspiring women’ a Suzi Gage article,  The Guardian, October 15th 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2013/oct/15/medical-research-health
  13. 2013 Research As Art exhibition: Swansea University research, BBC News Wales, October 13th 2013, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24511764
  14. Johnston R, Researchers put synthetic meat to the palette test, Nature Blogs, http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/08/researchers-put-synthetic-meat-to-the-palate-test.html 5th August 2013
  15. Johnston R, Ozone hole could boost global warming, Nature Blogs, http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/08/ozone-hole-could-boost-global-warming.html 9th August 2013.
  16. Johnston R, Marvellous Materials, feature in the Nature Podcast, http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index-2013-08-08.html 8th August 2013.
  17. Johnston R, Odd performance under pressure, Nature – Research Highlights, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7460/full/500008c.html printed in Nature 1st August 2013.
  18. Johnston R, Publishing block, Nature – News in Brief, http://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-26-july-1-august-1.13467 printed in Nature 1st August 2013.
  19. Johnston R, Cigarette appeal, Nature – News in Brief, http://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-26-july-1-august-1.13467 printed in Nature 1st August 2013.
  20. Johnston R, NASA deputy out, Nature – News in Brief, http://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-9-15-august-2013-1.13548 printed in Nature 15th August 2013.
  21. Johnston R, Climate tracking by smartphone, Nature – Research Highlights, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7462/full/500256d.html printed in Nature 15th August 2013.
  22. Johnston R, Synthetic Molecule Chokes TB Growth, Scientific American, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/synthetic-molecule-chokes/ 5th August 2013.
  23. Johnston R, New Shrew Species, Thor’s Hero Shrew, Has Super-Strong Backbone Of Interlocking Vertebrae, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/new-shrew-thors-hero-shrew-strong-backbone_n_3643660.html 24th July 2013.
  24. Johnston R, World’s Slowest-Moving Drop Caught on Camera at Last, Scientific American, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/worlds-slowest-moving-drop-caught-on-camera-at-last/ July 19th 2013.
  25. Stunning science: 2013 Research as Art competition – in pictures, The Guardian, 25th June 2013, http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/jun/25/stunning-science-research-art-competition-pictures
  26. Big Picture: Research as Art competition winner, BBC News, 25th June 2013, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23044468
  27. 2012 Research as Art competition: the winners – in pictures, The Guardian, 10th January 2013, http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/jan/10/research-as-art-competition-in-pictures
  28. Is this this only photograph of a grain of SALT ever to win a picture contest?, The Daily Mail, 10th January 2013, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2260356/Is-this-photograph-grain-SALT-win-picture-contest.html
  29. What Is It?: Salt of the Sky, Scientific American, November 13th 2012, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-it-salt-of-sky/
  30. Intricate Salt Grain Wins ‘Science as Art’ Competition, LiveScience, June 21st 2012, http://www.livescience.com/21099-salt-grain-research-art-competition.html
  31. Research as Art: A Gallery of Scientific Beauty, LiveScience, June 21st 2012, http://www.livescience.com/21096-research-as-art-a-gallery-of-scientific-beauty.html
  32. Johnston R, CSI Swansea, The Naked Scientists, http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/articles/article/csi-swansea-the-materials-science-behind-forensics/ 6th July 2011.
  33. Johnston R, YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/DrRichJohnston
  34. JohnstonLab Research Group Website, JohnstonLab@wordpress.com
  35. Johnston R and Stevenson V, ‘Discover! A Saturday Club with a Difference’, Materials World, Volume 17, No. 4, April 2009, Page 61.
  36. Johnston R, Testing of Abradable Coatings for Aerial Environments, Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology Alert, Frost and Sullivan Technology Insights, published on 21st June 2007.
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