National Physical Laboratory

Jenny Wooldridge

Jenny Wooldridge

Current Interests

Dr Jenny Wooldridge is leading work on developing new metrological techniques to measure piezoelectric properties at the microscale using Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). She is also developing test systems to look at coupling in magnetoelectric composites using interferometry, and has previously worked on projects to model the piezo- and pyro-electric charge response in small-scale devices.

Jenny is a Member of the Institute of Physics.


Jenny completed an MSc degree in Physics at the University of Bristol in 2003, having specialised in condensed matter subjects in the final year. In 2007 she obtained her PhD in Physics from the University of Warwick in the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group, using neutron scattering techniques to investigate cobalt oxide systems. She joined the Nano and Multifunctional Materials Group at NPL in April 2008.

Selected Publications

  • Small-scale piezoelectric devices: Pyroelectric contributions to the piezoelectric response
    J. Wooldridge, J. F. Blackburn, N. L. McCartney, M. Stewart, P. Weaver, M. G. Cain
    Journal of Applied Physics, 107 (10), page 104118 (2010)
  • Pyroelectric contributions to piezoelectric hydrostatic Berlincourt method
    J Wooldridge, J Blackburn, M de Podesta, M Stewart, P Weaver, M Cain
    Advances in Applied Ceramics, 109 (3), page 143-146 (2010)
  • Investigation of the spin density wave in NaxCoO2
    J. Wooldridge, D. M. Paul, G. Balakrishnan, M. R. Lees
    Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 17 (4), pages 707-718 (2005)
  • Electronic Texture of the Thermoelectric Oxide Na0.75CoO2
    M.-H. Julien, C. de Vaulx, H. Mayaffre, C. Berthier, M. Horvatic, V. Simonet, J. Wooldridge, G. Balakrishnan, M. R. Lees, D. P. Chen, C. T. Lin, P. Lejay
    Physical Review Letters, 100 (9), page 096405 (2008)

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Last Updated: 15 Mar 2016
Created: 19 Jan 2012


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