Dr Ralf Bauer


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a RAEng Engineering for Development Research Fellow since October 2016 in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. I received a first class Dipl.-Ing. in Mechatronics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2010 and a PhD in MEMS enabled laser systems from the University of Strathclyde in 2013.

My research aims to develop miniaturised biomedical imaging systems based on the integration of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and micro-optics. My research interests in this direction include the miniaturisation and combination of multiple imaging modalities for 3D real-time monitoring of functional biomedical processes. Further research interests of mine are also further integrations of MEMS in optical systems and miniaturised sensors for biomedical applications. I am currently a member of the Optical Society (OSA).


Q-switched tunable solid-state laser using a MOEMS mirror
Paterson Alan, Bauer Ralf, Lubeigt Walter, Uttamchandani Deepak
2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, (2017)
MEMS micromirror based light sheet generator for biomedical imaging
Bauer Ralf, Uttamchandani Deepak
2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, (2017)
Housing influence on multi-band directional MEMS microphones inspired by Ormia ochracea
Bauer R., Zhang Y., Jackson J. C., Whitmer W. M., Brimijoin W. O., Akeroyd M., Uttamchandani D., Windmill J. F. C.
IEEE Sensors, 2016, (2017)
Trace gas sensing using DFB laser and QCL with miniaturized 3D-printed photoacoustic gas cells
Bauer Ralf, Flockhart Gordon M. H., Johnstone Walter, Lengden Michael
13th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (2016)
Wavelength tuning of a solid-state laser with a tilting mems micromirror
Paterson Alan, Bauer Ralf, Li Ran, Lubeigt Walter, Uttamchandani Deepak
2016 International Conference on Optical Mems and Nanophotonics (OMN), (2016)
Spectral and temporal control of Q-switched solid-state lasers using intracavity MEMS
Paterson Alan, Bauer Ralf, Li Ran, Clark Caspar, Lubeigt Walter, Uttamchandani Deepak
SPIE Photonics West 2016, (2016)

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Research interests

Miniaturised biomedical 3D imaging systems, Optical MEMS, Bio-inspired MEMS microphones, solid-state lasers, miniaturised trace gas sensors

Professional activities

Seminar on optical sensing technologies for biomedical applications
RAEng Frontiers of Engineering for Development Symposium
Journal of Lightwave Technology (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Applied Optics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014

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Enhanced heliostat-based energy generation for deployment across the developing world
Bauer, Ralf (Co-investigator)
Period 19-Dec-2016 - 31-Aug-2017
Miniaturised 3D-printed biomedical imaging system using optical MEMS - RAE Fellowships (GCRF)
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 30-Sep-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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