Dr Stewart Smith




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1.07 Scottish Microelectronics Centre

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Bioengineering

Research Theme: 

  • Bioengineering
  • Materials and Structures
  • Sensors
  • Smart MEMS and Microsystems Technology


Recent Activity:

Research Article: "Low-dose acetaminophen induces early disruption of cell-cell tight junctions in human hepatocytes and mouse liver", W. Gamal et. al., Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 37541 (2017) doi:10.1038/srep37541, Full Text Link.

Blog for Research the Headlines: "Doomed – Should we be worried that NASA is sending a mission to investigate a potentially hazardous asteroid?"

Webinar: "IMPACT and Electroceuticals: getting better with electricity"


Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD, The University of Edinburgh, Title: "Sheet Resistance and Electrical Linewidth Test Structures for Semiconductor Process Characterisation", 2003, EPSRC funded project.
  • B.Eng. (Hons.), Electronics and Electrical Engineering (Microelectronics), The University of Edinburgh,  1997

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, The University of Edinburgh, 2013
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, 2013
  • Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Young Academy of Scotland, 2012-2017
  • Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology since 1997


Research Interests: 

IMPACT Project

I am a co-investigator on the Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy (IMPACT) research programme which is funded by EPSRC and led by Professor Alan Murray.

Bioelectronics Research

Applications of microelectronics and microsystems technology for bioelectronic interactions with biological systems, including dielectrophoresis, biosensors and bioimpedance measurements.

Microelectronic Test Structures

Design of test structures for the characterisation of new materials and processes for microsystems technology.

Smart Microsystems

Integration of novel microsystems technologies with CMOS integrated circuits.

Label free cell sorting

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