Dr Ralf Bauer


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a RAEng Engineering for Development Research Fellow and Lecturer 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) and IEEE.

Further research details can be found at http://centreformicrosystemsandphotonics.eee.strath.ac.uk/


MEMS micromirror based light sheet generator for biomedical imaging
Bauer Ralf, Uttamchandani Deepak
2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) 22nd International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2017 (2017)
Output characteristics of Q-switched solid-state lasers using intracavity MEMS micromirrors
Bauer Ralf, Paterson Alan, Clark Caspar, Uttamchandani Deepak, Lubeigt Walter
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics Vol 21 (2015)
Photoacoustic trace gas sensing using a miniature 3D printed gas cell
Bauer Ralf, Stewart George, Johnstone Walter, Lengden Michael
Photon14 (2014)
Dynamic properties of angular vertical comb-drive scanning micromirrors with electrothermally controlled variable offset
Bauer Ralf, Li Li, Uttamchandani Deepak
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems Vol 23, pp. 999-1008 (2014)
A 3D-printed miniature gas cell for photoacoustic spectroscopy of trace gases
Bauer Ralf, Stewart George, Johnstone Walter, Boyd Euan, Lengden Michael
Optics Letters Vol 39, pp. 4796-4799 (2014)
A miniaturised 3D printed resonant photoacoustic cell for trace gas sensing
Bauer Ralf, Stewart George, Johnstone Walter, Lengden Michael
FLAIR 2014 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research (2014)

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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

Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2018
Ashish Shukla
Micro and Nano Letters (Journal)
Associate Editor
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Visiting lecturer
University of Tokyo
Visiting researcher
Talks detailing work in optical MEMS in biomedical imaging and laser systems

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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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