Dr Stewart Smith

Deputy Director of Learning & Teaching - Student Experience



+44(0)131 6507471


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


School Roles:

Research Interests:

  • Microelectronic test and measurement
  • MEMS and microsystems design, integration test and packaging
  • Biosensors, bioelectronics, and biomedical microsystems
  • Microfluidic design and manufacturing

Recent Activity:

General Chair of the 2020 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (ICMTS)

Research Article: E. O. Blair, A. Buchoux, A. Tsiamis, C. Dunare, J.R.K Marland, M.E. Gray, J.G. Terry, S. Smith, and A.J. Walton; "Test Structures for Developing Packaging for Implantable Sensors," in IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 224-231, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/TSM.2020.2987134.

Research Article: J.R.K. Marland, F. Moore, C. Dunare, A. Tsiamis, E. González-Fernández, E.O. Blair, S. Smith, J.G. Terry, A.F. Murray, and A. J. Walton; "Optimization of Nafion Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Design and Microfabrication," in IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 196-201, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/TSM.2020.2983875.

Review Article: Gamal W., Wu H., Underwood I., Jia J., Smith S., Bagnaninchi P. O. (2018). Impedance-based cellular assays for regenerative medicine. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 373:20170226. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0226.


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: 

  • Member of the Technical Programme Committee, IEEE International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (ICMTS)
  • Conference co-chair and committee member, Symposium on Design, Test Integration and Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP)
  • 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


  • Course organiser - Biosensors 4 (ELEE11094) and Biosensors MSc (PGEE11041)
  • Course organiser - Biosensor Instrumentation 5 (ELEE11076) and Biosensors and Instrumentation (PGEE11040)
  • Course organiser - Digital System Design 4 (ELEE10007) and Digital System Design MSc (PGEE10008)
  • Lab coordinator for Microelectronics 3 (ELEE09021)

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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