Stuart Reid


  • United Kingdom

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PhD projects

thin film coatings, nanovibrational stimulation of stem cells (nanokicking)


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

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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Research Output

  • 51 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Review article

Model comparison from LIGO-Virgo data on GW170817's binary components and consequences for the merger remnant

Abbott, B. P., Angelova, S. V., Birney, R., Macfoy, S., Reid, S. & LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, 16 Jan 2020, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 37, 4, 43 p., 045006.

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Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Reduction of pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation through the application of nanoscale vibration

    Robertson, S. N., Childs, P. G., Akinbobola, A., Henriquez, F. L., Ramage, G., Reid, S., Mackay, W. G. & Williams, C., 31 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 129, 3, p. 379-386 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Datasets

    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