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Personal Statement

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 20121 Mar 2016

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Projects

Research Output

  • 10 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution book
  • 2 Poster

Engineered 3D hydrogels with full-length fibronectin that sequester and present growth factors

Trujllo, S., González-García, C., Rico, P., Reid, A., Windmill, J., Dalby, M. J. & Salmerón-Sánchez, M., 7 May 2020, In : Biomaterials. 252, 15 p., 120104.

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    3D printed microneedle patches using stereolithography (SLA) for intradermal insulin delivery

    Economidou, S. N., Pere, C. P. P., Reid, A., Uddin, M. J., Windmill, J. F. C., Lamprou, D. A. & Douroumis, D., 1 Sep 2019, In : Materials Science and Engineering: C . 102, p. 743-755 13 p.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
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    Datasets

    Piezoelectric microphone via a DLP process

    Reid, A. B. (Creator), Tiller, B. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 15 Jan 2019

    Dataset

    Thesis

    Directional hearing at the micro-scale : bio-inspired sound localization

    Author: Reid, A. B., 6 Oct 2017

    Supervisor: Windmill, J. (Supervisor) & Uttamchandani, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis