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THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, incorporated under the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889 and having its principal office at 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ, a registered Scottish charity in terms of Section 13 (2) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (Charity Number: SC015263)

Staff profiles

Professor Keith Mathieson

holds a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Chair in Emerging Technologies and leads a research team of 8 (5 PHD and 3 post-doc) in the development of optoelectronic neurotechnologies. He is also Director of the Institute of Photonics (IoP), responsible for the financial operation and management of this cost centre with 60 staff and PGR students and an annual spend of approximately £2.4M. He has an h-index of 28 with over 2600 citations (Google Scholar).

In 2011, KM established a research group to develop novel photonic technologies used to further the understanding of neural circuits in the brain. In 2017 he was promoted to full professor and in 2019 was awarded an RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies - one of only 28 such awards in the UK and one of only two in neurotechnology. This 10-year award has given the opportunity to focus research efforts on the development of novel technologies for in vivo and in vitro interfacing with the brain. The team has an international reputation in this field and has established long-term collaborations with some of the leading research groups worldwide.

He has worked at internationally leading institutions, such as Stanford University and the University of California Santa Cruz, where he helped develop a retinal prosthesis that is now implanted in human patients.


Main project tasks

  • Microfabrication of microLED array devices based on a GaN-on-Sapphire semiconductor technology that provides individually addressable, high-intensity, biocompatible optoelectronic devices.

  • Microfabrication of microLED membrane devices that can be transfer printed to parylene-C substrates from collaborating partners.

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