Professor Marc Desmulliez

Job title
Elected Staff Member
College Diploma, Diplôme, Masters, PhD, CEng, CPhys

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Physics

External Appointments

  • Acting CEO, MicroSense Technologies Ltd
  • CTO, Birthing solutions Ltd


  • 1987: Diplôme d’ingénieur en électricité, Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec)
  • 1988: College Diploma Microwave and Modern Optics, University College London
  • 1991: College Diploma Advanced Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 1995: PhD Optoelectronics, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2011: Master of Advanced Studies, University of Cambridge

Career History

  • 1990-1991: Manager Electrical Maintenance of Sollac steel factory (Dunkirk, France)
  • 1995-1999: Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
  • 1999-2001: Senior Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2001-2006: Reader, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2006-present: Professor, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2009-2012: Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2012-2015: Head of Research Institute in Signals, Sensors and Systems, Heriot-Watt University

Areas of Research

  • Nature Inspired Engineering
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Novel Manufacturing Methods
  • Medical Device Manufacturing

Interests and Hobbies

  • Long distance running (over 10km)
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Arts and archaeology

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