Stewart Smith

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I am a lecturer in the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS), based at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC). My teaching activities include courses that form part of the MSc in Bioelectronics and Biosensors.
I am a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland and a regular contributer to the YAS blog Research the Headlines.
In 2012 I was elected to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE and I am actively involved in IEEE sponsored activities. This includes the Scottish Chapter of the Electron Devices Society, the Student Branch of the IEEE at the University of Edinburgh and the IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures as a member of the technical programme committee.

Research Interests

  • Applications of microelectronics and microsystems technology for bioelectronic interactions with biological systems, including dielectrophoresis, biosensors and bioimpedance measurements
  • Development of “Smart Microsystems” which integrate novel microsystems technologies with integrated circuits
  • Design of test structures for the characterisation of new materials and processes for microsystems technology
  • Research in a Nutshell Video on label free cell sorting
  • Link to the Edinburgh Microfluidics Protyping partnership

Current Research Projects

  • Smart Microsystems: a flagship research consortium funded by EPSRC through the Innovative electronics Manufacturing Research Centre
  • Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy a 5-year research project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof. Alan Murray
  • I am the principal supervisor for three PhD students working on the following topics:
    - Development of microfluidic devices for advanced ultrasound imaging
    - Bioimpedance measurements of cells for the study of wound healing and electrical stimulation
    - Development of materials and processes for smart sensors in extreme environments

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06/01/2014 - 16:02
Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith

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Lecturer

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