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

Reduction of pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation through the application of nanoscale vibration
Robertson Shaun N, Childs Peter G, Akinbobola Ayorinde, Henriquez Fiona L, Ramage Gordon, Reid Stuart, Mackay William G, Williams Craig
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering Vol 129, pp. 379-386 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiosc.2019.09.003
Model comparison from LIGO-Virgo data on GW170817's binary components and consequences for the merger remnant
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Macfoy S, Reid S,
Classical and Quantum Gravity Vol 37 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6382/ab5f7c
Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the second Advanced LIGO observing run with an improved hidden Markov model
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.100.122002
Search for gravitational-wave signals associated with gamma-ray bursts during the second observing run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Macfoy S, Reid S, ,
Astrophysical Journal Vol 886 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab4b48
Tests of general relativity with the binary black hole signals from the LIGO-Virgo catalog GWTC-1
Abbott B P, Angelova S V, Birney R, Lockerbie Nicholas, Macfoy S, Reid S, ,
Physical Review D Vol 100 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.104036
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

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Projects

Enhanced fabrication and assessment of next generation optical coatings for high intensity laser applications (Royal Society Industry Fellowship)
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
HEALIKICK - A COMBINED ATMP STRATEGY TO SUPPLEMENT CRITICAL SIZED BONE FRACTURE HEALING
Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Talbot, Curtis
Gourlay, Terry (Principal Investigator) Reid, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Talbot, Curtis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2023
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

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Address

Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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