Postdocs

Dr. David Watson

David Watson (BEng Aberdeen, MSc, PhD Heriot-Watt) is a research associate working within the MIcroSystems Engineering Centre (MISEC) at Heriot-Watt University.  His research interests include flexible and printable electronics for novel packaging applications, ultrasound and microfluidics for biomedical applications and biomimetics.

Dr William Lewinger

Bill completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States at The Pennsylvania State University and Case Western Reserve University in electrical engineering.  His graduate work focused on biologically-inspired robotics, which included bio-mimetic and bio-abstracted legged robotic systems, and also biology-based autonomous behaviours for other mobile robots.  He has been part of two post-doctoral projects in the United Kingdom.  One at the University of Edinburgh built upon his graduate research by constructing a 19:1 scale robotic model of a walking stick insect based on t

Dr Vipin Seetohul

Vipin is originally from Mauritius. He moved to the UK in 1999 for his higher education and holds a B.Eng.(Hons.) in ‘Medical Electronics & Instrumentation’ from the University of Liverpool, an MSc. in ‘Engineering & Physical Science in Medicine’ from Imperial College London, an MPhil. in ‘Neuroprosthetics’ from the University of Bath and a PhD. in ‘Biomedical Engineering’ from the University of Warwick. His doctoral research investigated the destruction of kidney stones using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).

Dr Holly Lay

Holly received her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2003.  During her Bachelor’s degree, she spent 15 months working as an intern at Gennum Inc, a silicon device manufacturing firm.  She received her PhD in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in 2011, with a thesis focusing on the design and manufacture of a high-frequency annular array system for medical ultrasound imaging.  Between 2011 and 2013, she worked at Sonavation Inc., a US-based firm specializing in ultrasound-based fingerprint detection for security systems.  She joined the Sonop

Dr Jim Beeley

James Beeley obtained B Eng (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1997, and PhD in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 2004. 

Research areas include parallel computer interconnection network hardware, electronic olfaction, miniaturised CMOS sensors and associated electronics and medical diagnostic devices. 

Dr Al-Rawhani

Dr AL-Rawhani is a research associate at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K. He received his BSc degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from Amman University, Amman, Jordan, in 2004. For one year he worked as a field engineer where he was part of a team responsible for installations of micro-wave communication systems in the remote area of the republic of Yemen.

Dr Gerard Cummins

Gerard was awarded his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. His doctoral work was on the fabrication of novel silicon microchannels for use in micro-scale boiling experiments. From 2008 he was employed on the EU FP7 Hypoled project, where he characterised and modelled the electrical behaviour of organic light-emitting diodes. From 2010 he was employed on the SMART microsystem project, which involved the use of novel materials and manufacturing technologies for use in the post processing of CMOS wafers.

Dr Ben Cox

After completing his BSc (Biology) at Dalhousie University, Ben became involved with projects in the field of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He then went on to complete his medical studies at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, graduating in 2010.

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