Previously employed by Unilever Research and the University of the West of England, Bristol, I have been at Cranfield since Octber 1990. I hold a first degree in Biochemical Engineering and a PhD in Biosensors.

Current activities

I am interested in:
  • Sensors and Diagnostics
  • Microfluidics
  • Novel uses for venom components
  • electrochemical processes


I have worked with most of the major medical diagnostics companies, but have strong current links with a few smaller businesses, including Venomtech Ltd, Inside Biometrics Ltd, Suresensor Ltd, Gwent Group and Biodot.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Newman JD & Turner APF (2010) Biosensors: a mixed market. In: The 20th World Congress on Biosensors: Biosensors 2010, Glasgow, Scotland.


  • Setford SJ & Newman JD (2004) Enzyme biosensors. In: Methods in Biotechnology (Microbial products and biotransformations), Humana Press, USA.
  • Ducree J, Zengerle R, Newman JD, Ernst H, Riedmuller K, Messner S, Andrieux G, Provence M & Eloy J (2004) Flowmap: Microfluidics Roadmap for the Life Sciences. Books on Demand, Norderstedt, Germany.
  • Newman JD & Turner APF (2004) Biosensors for monitoring glucose. In: Sensors in Medicine and Health Care (Sensors Applications), Wiley-VCH, p. 45-78.
  • Sesay A, Newman JD, Kadara RO & Alcock SJ (2003) SENSPOL Survey of sensor capabilities: sensors for the abatement of water pollution from contaminated land, landfills and sediment. Cranfield University Press.