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I am a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and a recent recipient of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship which is allowing me to study acoustically powered soft robotics. My work is heavily based in 3D printed structures, integrating piezoactive and conductive layers in a single build to create smart sensors and actuators. Soft robotics created with integrated 3D printed structures opens up an overwhelming new design space which I hope to expore over the next five years.
I've completed all my studies at Strathclyde University, studying Electrical and Mechanical Enginnering at undergraduate (2008-2012) then completing my PhD in bio-inspired sound localization in 2016. Much of my PhD and early career research was focused on insect hearing and communication, with the goal of creating a miniaturized directional microphone for sound localization and signal processing. In 2016 I started a post doctoral position in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, again working on bio-inspired acoustic sensors and exploring the possibilities that were allowed by 3D printing the sensors, which lead to the design of a novel cochlear implant currently in development by Hemideina. In 2019 I was awarded the Leverhulme fellowship and in 2020 I was promoted to Lecturer as a Chancellor's fellow.
I have an eclectic range of research interests, which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of my research history. I'm particularly interested in directional transduction, bio-inspired design and 3D printed sensors and actuators.
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Doctor of Engineering, Bio-inspired sound localization at the microscale, University Of Strathclyde
1 Oct 2012 → 1 Mar 2016
Award Date: 22 Jun 2017
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1/10/20 → 1/07/24
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Review of the applications of principles of insect hearing to microscale acoustic engineering challengesDíaz-García, L., Latham, B., Reid, A. & Windmill, J., 1 Sept 2023, In: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 18, 5, 14 p., 051002.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Towards a 3D printed acoustic sensor inspired by hair-like structures of insects: a study of hair shape and sizeMartinelli, S., Reid, A. & Windmill, J. F. C., 14 Jun 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Reid, A. B., 6 Oct 2017
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)