Dr Ralf Bauer

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

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


A high-frequency tunable piezoelectric MEMS scanner for fast addressing applications
Janin Paul, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak
2021 IEEE 34th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) 2021 IEEE 34th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) IEEE International Conference on Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 294-297 (2021)
Multi-layer light trapping structures for enhanced solar collection
Alsaigh Rakan E, Bauer Ralf, Lavery Martin P J
Optics Express Vol 28, pp. 31714-31728 (2020)
A calibration-free methodology for resonantly enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers
Ilke Metin, Bauer Ralf, Lengden Michael
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 20, pp. 10530-10538 (2020)
Multi-element lenslet array for efficient solar collection at extreme angles of incidence
Alsaigh Rakan E, Bauer Ralf, Lavery Martin P J
Scientific Reports Vol 10 (2020)
MEMS gas flow sensor based on thermally induced cantilever resonance frequency shift
Blue Robert, Brown James G, Li Lijie, Bauer Ralf, Uttamchandani Deepak
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 20, pp. 4139-4146 (2020)
Light-sheet microscopy using MEMS and active optics for 3D image acquisition control
Bakas Spyridon, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf
SPIE Photonics West 2020 (2020)

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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

PHASE 2020
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Visiting researcher
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Forum
International Photoacoustic Standardisation Consortium 1st Annual Meeting
Micro and Nano Letters (Journal)
Conference talks on projects in optical MEMS for biomedical imaging and quantum optics

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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 - 05-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
Miniaturised 3D-printed biomedical imaging system using optical MEMS - RAE Fellowships (GCRF)
Bauer, Ralf (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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