Employment History

2013 – present University of Ottawa Heart Institute Research Associate
2008 – 2013 University of Ottawa Heart Institute Research Assistant
2006 – 2013 Carleton University Teaching Assistant
2006 – 2008 The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre Research Assistant
2001 – 2006 JDSU Electrical Designer


PhD. Physics (Medical) Carleton University 2013
MSc. Physics (Medical) Carleton University 2008
BSc. Engineering Physics University of Alberta 2001


  • analog, mixed signal, and digital design
  • proficient in all stages of printed circuit board development: component selection, system design, board bring-up, debugging and verification
  • proficient with Cadence Allegro Design Entry HDL schematic capture
  • some experience with AutoCAD
  • working knowledge of SPICE simulation software
  • experienced with test and measurement equipment: logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, network and spectrum analyzers
  • experienced in embedded microprocessor based design, including Atmel, Motorola, TI DSP, and x86 based architectures
  • programmable logic design and simulation using Verilog
  • experienced with various serial and parallel bus architectures – PCI, ISA, SPI, I2C, standard memory interfaces
  • working knowledge of Ethernet, GPIB, and other industry standard interfaces
  • experienced with various facets of analog design – amplifiers, A/D circuitry, RF filter design, power supplies and grounding
  • in-depth understanding of instrumentation electronics, including photodiodes, log amps, and experienced in designing sensitive and accurate measurement circuits
  • design for noise immunity and EMI compliance
  • 10+ years experience with C/C++ and x86 assembly
  • Java, Android app development
  • custom BIOS development for x86 based systems
  • experienced with setting up data collection and testing using LabView
  • proficient with MATLAB
  • SPSS statistical analysis
  • experienced in Windows and Linux environments, including shell scripting
  • proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint


JH Strydhorst, RG Wells, “Quantitative measurement of in vivo tracer concentration in rats with multiplexed multi-pinhole SPECT”. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci (accepted for publication 03/2014)

JH Strydhorst, TD Ruddy, FH Leenen, RG Wells, “Reproducibility of serial left ventricle perfusion, volume, and ejection fraction measurements using multiplexed multi-pinhole SPECT in healthy rats and rats after myocardial infarction”. J Nucl Med 52 (2011):1285-1292. (2012 Alavi-Mandell Award)

JH Strydhorst, J-M Caudrelier, BG Clark, LA Montgomery, G Fox, and MS MacPherson, “Investigation of a patient immobilization system for breast tomotherapy”. Medical Dosimetry 36 (2011):81-84.

Book Chapter

JH Strydhorst, RA Davies, RG Wells, “SPECT Instrumentation”. In Handbook of Nuclear Cardiology, GV Heller & RC Hendel (eds.), 103-114. London: Springer, 2012.

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