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Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson FIMMM FHEA

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Stephen Wilson BSc MSc PhD FIMMM FHEA joined the team at the University of Dundee Institute of Medical Science and Technology in September 2011, having previously been a Senior Research Fellow in the Materials Department at Cranfield University. His research interests are in functional materials, micro-engineering, materials processing issues for micro-scale device technology and in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) design, with emphasis on next generation smart systems and surgical robotics. He has recently developed a new integrated fabrication route for thin sheet piezoelectric materials based on ultra-precision machining of commercial bulk ferroelectric ceramics in combination with standard micro-fabrication techniques. These materials will provide new opportunities for micro-actuator development, in particular for use in low-power micro-valves and ultrasonic motors. Previously he has worked on manufacturing process development to optimise the performance of advanced piezoelectric sensor arrays for real-time 3D ultrasonic imaging and extensively on electro-kinetic micro-manipulation of particles, fluids and nano-fluids.


Stephen has previously co-authored and co-edited a major review article on ‘New Materials for Micro-scale Sensors and Actuators – an Engineering Review’ and he has been actively involved in the promotion of new technologies through the EU ‘4M’ Network of Excellence. He has acted as an independent reviewer for the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Science Foundation of Ireland and for the EC under FP7.



QinetiQ, Intelligent Devices Group, Structural Materials Centre, Farnborough

National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, London

BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), Filton, Bristol

AEA Technology Space, Warrington

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down

Russell-Finex Ltd

The Technology Partnership (TTP)

Thomson Microsonics, Sophia-Antipolis (F)

EU Esprit Frmwk 5 ‘NICE’ – Real-time ultrasonic imaging system for heart monitoring

EU Growth Framework 6 ‘AEROMEMS II’ – Aerodynamic flow control using MEMS

EU STREP Framework 6 ‘Q2M’ – Batch-scale integration of functional materials

EU ‘4M’ Network of Excellence

EU ‘MIND’ Network of Excellence

European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (EUSPEN)

UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Foreign and Commonwealth Office / British Council  Chevening Scholarship Scheme

MS Ramaiah Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University


Currently researching smart systems for surgical technology and surgical robotics (micro-motors, sensors, ultrasonic motors, piezoelectrics, electro-active polymers, haptics, instrument design)


Microsystems Design (Module designer, co-ordinator, lecturer) Post-graduate 2004-2010

Micro and nanotechnology (Lecturer) Undergraduate Level 3 2006-2012

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