Stuart Reid


  • United Kingdom

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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).

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LIGO (observatory) Physics & Astronomy
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sirens Physics & Astronomy
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Bioreactors Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2015 2019

  • 46 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Review article
5 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

A Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor search for electromagnetic signals coincident with gravitational-wave candidates in Advanced LIGO's first observing run

Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor, The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, The Virgo Collaboration, Burns, E., Angelova, S. V., Birney, R., Lockerbie, N. A., Macfoy, S., Reid, S. & Tokmakov, K. V., 24 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 871, 1, 12 p., 90.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
LIGO (observatory)
gamma ray bursts
gravitational waves
3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

All-sky search for long-duration gravitational-wave transients in the second Advanced LIGO observing run

Abbott, B. P., Angelova, S., Reid, S., LIGO Scientific Collaboration & Virgo Collaboration, 15 May 2019, In : Physical Review D. 99, 10, 13 p., 104033.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
LIGO (observatory)
gravitational waves


Data for: "Control of cell behaviour through nanovibrational stimulation: nanokicking"

Robertson, S. (Creator), Campsie, P. (Creator), Childs, P. G. (Creator), Madsen, F. (Creator), Donnelly, H. (Creator), Henriquez, F. L. (Creator), Mackay, W. G. (Creator), Salmerón-Sánchez, M. (Creator), Tsimbouri, M. P. (Creator), Williams, C. (Creator), Dalby, M. J. (Creator), Reid, S. (Creator), 3 Sep 2019



Appointed member of RSE Young Academy of Scotland

Stuart Reid (Recipient), 1 Sep 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

Royal Society