Professor Stuart Reid

Head Of Department

Biomedical Engineering

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Prof Stuart Reid FRSE is Head of Department and Royal Society Industry Fellow in Biomedical Engineering.  He works in a multidisciplinary team working across medical and astrophysics/quantum research areas. He is co-inventor of “nanokicking”, where nanoscale vibrations are used to persuade stem cells to turn into bone in the lab (ACS Nano 2013, Nature BME 2017). He is in the process of co-founding a company (www.nanokick.com) to help supply bone graft (the most transplanted tissue after blood) for regenerative medicine. UK Charity, Find A Better Way (https://www.findabetterway.org.uk) is funding the first-in-man study of nanokicked stem cells, planned for 2024/25, with the aim to provide bone graft for patients injured by land mines. The first in vivo study of nanokicking using wearable vibration devices was trialed in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Innovation in Spinal Cord Injury at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (https://doi.org/10.1101/2024.02.12.578222). Reid's lab is also developing and manufacturing some of the most advanced laser mirrors in the world, to enable future gravitational wave detectors to be limited entirely by quantum effects. The team has pioneered the first high-energy ECR (electron cyclotron resonance) ion beam deposition facility, manufacturing the world’s lowest absorption sputtered amorphous silicon (PRL 2018) and highest sp3 content sputtered diamond-like carbon (paper in preparation). Reid is Director of the Extreme Performance Optical Coatings testbed (www.epoc.scot) located within the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

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Projects

Extension to the 'Quantum-enhanced Interferometry for New Physics' programme
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Craig, Kieran (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2025
STFC/UKRI Infrastructure Call - 3rd generation gravitational wave detector infrastructure development fund
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Fazio, Mariana (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Seed, Elizabeth
McCormick, Christopher (Principal Investigator) Reid, Stuart (Co-investigator) Seed, Elizabeth (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
STFC Strathclyde Biomedical 2023 DTP
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2028
Leonardo: WSRF0100 – HEL3 Optical Robustness (Phase 1)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2024
High quality optical coatings for precision sensing WP1+WP2
Craig, Kieran (Principal Investigator) Fazio, Mariana (Co-investigator) Reid, Stuart (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2023

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Professor Stuart Reid
Head Of Department
Biomedical Engineering

Email: stuart.reid@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3137