Dr Ralf Bauer

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Personal statement

Room: Royal College Building R2.17b

I am a Senior Lecturer and former RAEng Engineering for Development Research Fellow 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/

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Publications

Printing, characterizing, and assessing transparent 3D printed lenses for optical imaging
Rooney Liam M, Christopher Jay, Watson Ben, Susir Kumar Yash, Copeland Laura, Walker Lewis D, Foylan Shannan, Amos William B, Bauer Ralf, McConnell Gail
Advanced Materials Technologies (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202400043
Low-cost 3D printed lenses for brightfield and fluorescence microscopy
Christopher Jay, Rooney Liam M, Donnachie Mark, Uttamchandani Deepak, McConnell Gail, Bauer Ralf
Biomedical Optics Express Vol 15, pp. 2224-2237 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.514653
Performance comparison of 3D printed photoacoustic gas sensors and a commercial quartz enhanced photoacoustic spectrometer
Dwivedi Utkarsh, Donnachie Mark, Ilke Metin, Bauer Ralf, Lengden Michael
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 24, pp. 943-951 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2023.3335649
Increasing MEMS micromirror line-scan rates through 3D-printed micro-optics
Christopher Jay, Donnachie Mark, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
2023 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) and SBFoton International Optics and Photonics Conference (SBFoton IOPC) International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) 2023 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) and SBFoton International Optics and Photonics Conference (SBFoton IOPC) (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1109/OMN/SBFotonIOPC58971.2023.10230934
Using 3D printed optics for fluorescence microscopy
Christopher Jay, Rooney Liam, McConnell Gail, Bauer Ralf
Microscience Microscopy Congress 2023 (2023)
Remote-refocus microscopy using a MEMS piston micromirror
Christopher Jay, Rooney Liam, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
Microscience Microscopy Congress 2023 (2023)

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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

International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) 2024 (Event)
Advisor
28/7/2024
IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) 2024
Participant
20/5/2024
Pitch presentation at Inspire 100
Speaker
9/5/2024
External examiner for PhD viva (Heriot-Watt University)
Examiner
28/2/2024
Presentation at SPIE Photonics West 2024
Speaker
27/1/2024
UK Light Microscopy Facility Meeting 2024
Participant
4/1/2024

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Projects

3D-printed transmissive adaptive optics for microscopy (BBSRC 23TRT)
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Cunningham, Margaret Rose (Co-investigator) McConnell, Gail (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 30-Jan-2025
Innovate UK ICURe Exploit - MEMS super-resolution microscopy
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Tinning, Peter William (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 01-Jan-2024
BBSRC ICURe Explore Sept 2023 - MEMS super-resolution microscopy
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Tinning, Peter William (Co-investigator)
11-Jan-2023 - 19-Jan-2024
Slit lamp benchmarking for Keeler UK
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Tinning, Peter William (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2023 - 26-Jan-2024
Developing Membrane Targeting Antimicrobial Lipo-Peptoids by Modular Peptidomimicry and High Throughput Imaging (HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01) mTAPeptoid
Lau, K. H. Aaron (Principal Investigator) Bauer, Ralf (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2022 - 17-Jan-2024
Heart Damage Caused by Cancer and Anti-cancer Drugs (Vacation Scholarship)
Cunningham, Margaret Rose (Principal Investigator) Bauer, Ralf (Co-investigator) Currie, Susan (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2022 - 19-Jan-2022

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Dr Ralf Bauer
Senior Lecturer
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: ralf.bauer@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2685