Dr Ralf Bauer

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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/


Miniaturized structured illumination microscopy using two 3-axis MEMS micromirrors
Tinning Peter, Donnachie Mark, Christopher Jay, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
Biomedical Optics Express Vol 13, pp. 6443-6456 (2022)
22.3 kHz update rate Lissajous scanning using a single double resonant MEMS scanner
Christopher Jay, Janin Paul, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) 2022 (2022)
On-chip frequency tuning of fast resonant MEMS scanner
Janin Paul, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (2022)
A photoacoustic microscopy system using MEMS and fibre tip transducers for all-optical control
Donnachie Mark, Tinning Peter W, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
SPIE Photonics West 2022 (2022)
A structured illumination microscopy module using two micro-electromechanical system scanning micromirrors
Tinning Peter W, Donnachie Mark, Christopher Jay L, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
SPIE Photonics West 2022 (2022)
3D-printing optical components for microscopy using a desktop 3D-printer
Christopher Jay L, Tinning Peter W, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
SPIE Photonics West 2022 (2022)

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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

Invited seminar talk at University of Freiburg
EPSRC Microscale systems, sensors and devices, and machines workshop
Attendance and talks at Photonics West 2022
PHASE 2022
I2MTC 2021
Nature Biomedical Engineering (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


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
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Christopher, Jay
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Christopher, Jay (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
MEMS-enabled miniaturised multimodal microscopy through pulsed structured illumination
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator)
06-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Donnachie, Mark
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Donnachie, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Enhanced heliostat-based energy generation for deployment across the developing world
Bauer, Ralf (Co-investigator) Lavery, Martin (Principal Investigator) Landman, Willem (Co-investigator)
19-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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