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Professor Stuart Reid

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Stuart Reid leads a multidisciplinary team at the University of Strathclyde, is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and is co-chair of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.  He has spent the last 15 years developing technology for gravitational wave detectors, and is co-inventor of "nanokicking", where precise nanoscale vibrations are used to control the behaviour (and fate) of adult stem cells which can be used to grow bone in the lab from a patient's own cells. His team have also developed novel ECR ion beam deposition technology, alongside developing new crystalline mirror technologies in partnership with Gas Sensing Solution Ltd, which are both relevant for future gravitational wave detectors in addition to a wide array of precision optical/optoelectronic applications.


Amorphous silicon with extremely low absorption : beating thermal noise in gravitational astronomy
Birney R., Steinlechner J., Tornasi Z., MacFoy S., Vine D., Bell A. S., Gibson D., Hough J., Rowan S., Sortais P., Sproules S., Tait S., Martin I. W., Reid S.
Physical Review Letters, (2018)
Automated control of plasma ion-assisted electron beam-deposited TiO2 optical thin films
Hui Bing, Fu Xiuhua, Gibson Des, Child David, Song Shigeng, Fleming Lewis, Rutins Guntis, on Chu Hin, Clark Caspar, Reid Stuart
Coatings Vol 8, (2018)
Control of cell behaviour through nanovibrational stimulation : nanokicking
Robertson Shaun N., Campsie Paul, Childs Peter G. , Madsen Fiona, Donnelly Hannah , Henriquez Fiona L., Mackay William G., Salmerón-Sánchez Manuel, Tsimbouri Monica P. , Williams Craig, Dalby Matthew J., Reid Stuart
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Vol 376, (2018)
Full band all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data
Abbott B. P., Birney R., Jawahar S., Lockerbie N. A., Reid S., Tokmakov K. V., null null, null null
Physical Reveiw D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation & Cosmology Vol 97, (2018)
GW170817 : Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from compact binary coalescences
Abbott B. P., Birney R., Jawahar S., Lockerbie N. A., Reid S., Tokmakov K. V., null null, null null
Physical Review Letters Vol 120, (2018)
Reducing N2O induced cross-talk in a NDIR CO2 gas sensor for breath analysis using multilayer thin film optical interference coatings
Fleming Lewis, Gibson Des, Song Shigeng, Li Cheng, Reid Stuart
Surface and Coatings Technology Vol 336, pp. 9-16, (2018)

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STFC Foundation Awards (UK-China) Gravitational wave excellence through Alliance Training (GREAT)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2018 - 31-Dec-2019
Newton STFC Capacity Building with LIGO-India (Newton Fund)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2017 - 31-May-2020
Gravitational Waves - Consolidated Award (transfer from UWS)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 30-Sep-2020
The Near-Term Translation of Regenerative Medicine Technologies for the Treatment of Civilian Blast Injuries
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 31-Dec-2021
Developing the NanoKick bioreactor to enable tissue engineered bone graft and use of metabolomics to identify bone specific drug candidates
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 31-Jan-2019
Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre Renewal | Gibson, Richard
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Coupaud, Sylvie (Co-investigator) Gibson, Richard (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Oct-2021

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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