Dr Stephen Wilson, FIMMM FHEA
Senior Lecturer, Team Leader in Surgical Technology
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Dr Stephen Wilson

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
Selected publications
  • 2007 "New Materials for Micro-scale Sensors and Actuators an Engineering Review" Materials Science and Engineering Reports R 56 (1-6) 1-129 (with 26 authors from EC Universities and research Establishments) ISSN 0927-796X
  • 2007 "Characterisation of PZT thin film micro-actuators using a micro-force sensor" Sensors and Actuators A Physical 133 (1) 35-44 (with Fabrice Duval, Graham Ensell, Nico Evanno, Markys Cain and Roger Whatmore) ISSN 0924-4247
  • 2006 "Flextensional Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Micro-motor" IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 53 (12) 2357-2366 (with Joni Leinvuo and Roger Whatmore) ISSN 0885-3010
  • 2005 "Structure Modification of 0-3 piezoelectric ceramic/polymer composites through dielectrophoresis" Journal of Physics. D: Applied Physics 38 (2) 175-182 (with George Maistros and Roger Whatmore) ISBN 0022-3727(05)020175-08
  • 2001 "e31f determination for PZT films using a conventional 'd33' meter" Journal of Physics. D: Applied Physics 34 (10) 1456-1460 (with Joe Southin, Daniel Schmitt and Roger Whatmore) ISBN 0022-3727(01)21216-9.
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