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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


Tunable Yb : KGW laser, CW or Q-switched, enabled by dual-axis tilt of a MOEMS mirror
Paterson Alan, Bauer Ralf, Lubeigt Walter, Uttamchandani Deepak
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics Vol 24, (2018)
A low frequency dual-band operational microphone mimicking the hearing property of Ormia ochracea
Zhang Yansheng, Bauer Ralf, Jackson Joseph C., Whitmer William M., Windmill James F. C., Uttamchandani Deepak
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems Vol 27, pp. 667-676, (2018)
Characterization of a fast piezoelectric varifocal MEMS mirror
Janin Paul, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak
Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2018, (2018)
Light-sheet microscopy beam path miniaturisation using optical MEMS
Bauer R., Bakas S., Uttamchandani D.
Photon 18, (2018)
MEMS enabled control of light-sheet microscopy optical beam paths
Bakas Spyridon, Uttamchandani Deepak, Toshiyoshi Hiroshi, Bauer Ralf
IEEE International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, (2018)
Photoacoustic characterization of custom-made thin film AlN MEMS ultrasound transducers
Kusch Jonas, Flockhart Gordon M.H., Bauer Ralf, Uttamchandani Deepak
Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2018, (2018)

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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
IEEE Sensors 2017 Session Chair "Optical Sensors and Interrogation Techniques I "
University of Tokyo
Visiting researcher
Talks detailing work in optical MEMS in biomedical imaging and laser systems

more professional activities


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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