Professor Stuart Reid

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Stuart Reid leads a multidisciplinary team at the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.  He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland's national academy), and was elected Chair of the Optics Working group of the LIGO Scientific collaboration - both in 2019.  Since 2002, he has been developing technology for gravitational wave detectors, and in 2013 was 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. Reid leads and co-leads two clincal studies of nanokicking, in relation to surgical bone graft for civilian landmine survivors, and in the management or possible treatment of disuse osteoporosis.  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.  Reid's team hold the world record for the fabrication of the lowest absorption amorphous silicon thin films (Birney et al., PRL 2018).

Publications

Search for subsolar-mass ultracompact binaries in advanced LIGO's second observing run
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Macfoy S, Reid S, ,
Physical Review Letters Vol 123 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.161102
Search for eccentric binary black hole mergers with advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo during their first and second observing runs
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Macfoy S, Reid S, ,
Astrophysical Journal Vol 883 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab3c2d
Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first and second observing runs of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo network
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Macfoy S, Reid S, ,
Physical Review D Vol 100 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.064064
Search for the isotropic stochastic background using data from Advanced LIGO's second observing run
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Lockerbie N A, Macfoy S, Reid S, ,
Physical Review D Vol 100 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.061101
Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves using data from Advanced LIGO's first two observing runs
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Lockerbie N A, Reid S, ,
Physical Review D Vol 100 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.062001
Design, construction and characterisation of a novel nanovibrational bioreactor and cultureware for osteogenesis
Campsie Paul, Childs Peter G, Robertson Shaun N, Cameron Kenny, Hough James, Salmeron-Sanchez Manuel, Tsimbouri Penelope M, Vichare Parag, Dalby Matthew J, Reid Stuart
Scientific Reports Vol 9 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49422-4

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Projects

Equipment in support of: Exploiting extreme performance optical coatings developed within the UK gravitational wave community (Capital support for STFC-IPS project (Reid+Gooch and Housego)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Developing the Nanokick Bioreactor for Commercialisation and Cell Therapy (Super Follow On Fund)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2021
Exploiting extreme performance optical coatings developed within the UK gravitational wave community
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
03-Jan-2019 - 02-Jan-2022
A+ operations project - UK/STFC
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Early diagnosis and intervention of osteoporosis using nanovibrational stimulation (STFC CLASP)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Coupaud, Sylvie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Equipment for advanced optical coatings and material research, characterisation and development for gravitational wave detectors and beyond
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Address

Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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