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Personal Statement

I am a RAEng Engineering for Development Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. I received a first class Dipl.-Ing. in Mechatronics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2010 and a PhD in MEMS enabled laser systems from the University of Strathclyde in 2013.

My research aims to develop miniaturised biomedical imaging systems based on the integration of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and micro-optics. My research interests in this direction include the miniaturisation and combination of multiple imaging modalities for 3D real-time monitoring of functional biomedical processes. Further research interests of mine are also further integrations of MEMS in optical systems and miniaturised sensors for biomedical applications. I am currently a member of the Optical Society (OSA) and IEEE.

Further research details can be found at http://centreformicrosystemsandphotonics.eee.strath.ac.uk/

Research Interests

Miniaturised biomedical 3D imaging systems, Optical MEMS, Bio-inspired MEMS microphones, solid-state lasers, miniaturised trace gas sensors

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Master of Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2011 2018

Open Access
Hearing aids
Frequency bands

Characterization of a fast piezoelectric varifocal MEMS mirror

Janin, P., Bauer, R., Griffin, P., Riis, E. & Uttamchandani, D. 29 Jul 2018 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
microelectromechanical systems


RAEng Engineering for Development Research Fellowship

Ralf Bauer (Recipient), 1 Oct 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Engineering research

Activities 2011 2018

Micro and Nano Letters (Journal)

Bauer, R. (Associate Editor)
30 Apr 2018 → …

Activity: Journal or guest editorship

Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2018

Bauer, R. (Participant)
29 Jul 20182 Aug 2018

Activity: Participation in conference