Robert W. Johnstone received his B.Eng. & Soc. for Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada in 1999. He received his M.A.Sc from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, in 2001, and received his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in 2008. Both graduate degrees were for work in micromachining. He is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta.
Currently, he has published 32 conference and journal publications. Also, he has published one book, titled "An Introduction to Surface-micromachining."
Dr. Johnstone is a member of the IEEE, and a founding partner in BRG Industries.