Professor Stuart Reid

Head Of Department

Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Stuart Reid is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He leads a multidisciplinary team working on both medical and astrophysics research. Bone: 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 2020, with the aim to provide bone graft for patients injured by land mines. IBD amorphous coatings: 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 ECR (electron cyclotron resonance) ion beam deposition facility, and the first elevated temperature ion beam deposition (up to 500C) for the fabrication of ultra-stable "ideal glasses". This technology has enabled the fabrication of the world's lowest optical absorption amorphous silicon (aSi), reaching <20ppm absorption at 1550nm for a quarter-wave layer. The group is also pioneering ultra-low mechanical dissipation mixed oxides, reaching levels of 1.3e-4 for Zr-doped Ta2O5 thin films. MBE crystalline mirror coatings: Working alongside local SME, Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) Ltd, and Stanford, Glasgow, and West of Scotland Universities, we are developing AlGaP interference optics that can be integrated into silicon optoelectronic devices. Breath analysis (capnograph): Working with Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), we are developing optical coatings to tune (narrow) the spectral response of NDIR (non-dispersive infrared) CO2 gas sensors for use in medical capnography.

Publications

Narrowband searches for continuous and long-duration transient gravitational waves from known pulsars in the LIGO-Virgo third observing run
Abbott R, Angelova S V, Ben Yaala M, Gier C, Hill P, Reid S, Talbot C J, Wallace G S,
The Astrophysical Journal Vol 932 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac6ad0
Spatiotemporal responses of trabecular and cortical bone to complete spinal cord injury in skeletally mature rats
Williams Jonathan A, Huesa Carmen, Windmill James FC, Purcell Mariel, Reid Stuart, Coupaud Sylvie, Riddell John S
Bone Reports Vol 16 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bonr.2022.101592
Changes of nuclear and cellular properties following nanovibration of 3T3 fibroblastic cells
Johnson-Love Olivia, Campsie Paul, Reid Stuart, Espinosa Francisco, Garcia Ricardo, Dalby Matthew, Childs Peter
Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine (2022)
First joint observation by the underground gravitational-wave detector, KAGRA, with GEO 600
Abbott R, Angelova S V, BenYaala M, Gier C, Hill P, Reid S, Talbot C J, Wallace G S, , ,
Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics Vol 2022 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1093/ptep/ptac073
Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts detected by Fermi and Swift during the LIGO–Virgo run O3b
Abbott R, Angelova S V, Ben Yaala M, Gier C, Hill P, Reid S, Talbot C J, Wallace G S, , ,
The Astrophysical Journal Vol 928 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac532b
Search for continuous gravitational waves from 20 accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars in O3 LIGO data
, , Abbott R, Angelova S V, BenYaala M, Gier C, Hill P, Reid S, Talbot C J, Wallace G S
Physical Review D Vol 105 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.105.022002

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Projects

Extension to the ‘Quantum-enhanced Interferometry for New Physics’ programme
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
Optical coating optimisation to enable the transfer of technologies from gravitational wave detection to quantum and intense light-matter experiments
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
Investigations in gravitational radiation
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
STFC Strathclyde 2021 DTP
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Multiscale Metrology Suite for Next-generation Healthcare Technologies (EPSRC Strategic Equipment)
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Bruns, Nico (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Hoskins, Clare (Co-investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator) Reid, Stuart (Co-investigator) Seib, Philipp (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
Investigations in Gravitational Radiation (Extension)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021

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Wolfson Building

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