Head of Sensors, Signals and Systems, Professor

  • Room 2.20
    Earl Mountbatten Building
  • School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors,Signals & Systems
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Edinburgh
  • EH14 4AS
  • United Kingdom
  • Marc P. Y. Desmulliez
    Roles and responsibilities

    • Vision:
    Creating a Research Institute that offers the full continuum of expertise in the fields of signals, sensors and systems.
    Becoming thereby the first UK Research Institute in these fields and one of the major Research Centres in Europe in Smart Systems Integration.

    • Recent Successes:
    First all laser processed PMMA based lab-on-chip for the detection of Troponin I
    Electroplating of Galfenol
    Deposition of metal tracks onto non conductive substrates using bio-inspired materials

    • Growth Area:
    Microwave sensing and sensors for metrology, food industry and biomedical applications
    Bio-inspired manufacturing

    • Grants:
    SONOPILL: EPSRC Programme grant (2013-2018) - £5M in collaboration with the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow

    USINN: EPSRC grant (2013-2014) - £900K in collaboration with the Universities of Dundee and Birmingham

    PHOTOBIOFORM; EPSRC grant (2013-2015) - £300K in collaboration with the University of Loughborough

    AQUAVALENS: EEC Integrated Project Grant (2013-2018) -8.9 MEuros with 39 partners across 14 countries.

    Selected publications

    A list of all research publications is available on the Research Gateway


    Prof. Marc Desmulliez was born in Lille (North, France) in 1963 and holds four degrees: Diplome d’Ingenieur d’Electricite of Supelec (Paris, France), Master of Advanced Studies (Cambridge, UK), College diploma in Microwave and Modern Optics (UCL, UK) and Ph.D. in Optoelectronics (Heriot-Watt, UK).

    After a couple of years working as a manager of the Electrical Maintenance Department of a steel factory in France, he became Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in 1996, Senior Lecturer in 1999, Reader in 2001 and Professor in 2006. With Drs. Kay and Abraham, he span out the Company MicroStencil in January 2003 specialized in the manufacturing of electroformed stencils for the microelectronics industry. He also founded the Microsystems Engineering Centre (MISEC) in 2000, which specializes in no silicon microsystems and advanced manufacturing technology.

    Marc Desmulliez is married with two daughters and enjoys movies, reading and long distance running.