Organization profile

Organisation profile

We are proud of our international research reputation and close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology. Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of our students and their future employers, offering the highest degree of flexibility and choice within the wide range of topics available. With a strong foundation of core strengths, we have the expertise to tackle a wide range of challenging and important problems. Head of School: Prof. Steve McLaughlin

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    Research Output

    10-Fold Quantum Yield Improvement of Ag2S Nanoparticles by Fine Compositional Tuning

    Ortega-Rodríguez, A., Shen, Y., Zabala Gutierrez, I., Santos, H. D. A., Torres Vera, V., Ximendes, E., Villaverde, G., Lifante, J., Gerke, C., Fernández, N., Calderón, O. G., Melle, S., Marques-Hueso, J., Mendez-Gonzalez, D., Laurenti, M., Jones, C. M. S., López-Romero, J. M., Contreras-Cáceres, R., Jaque, D. & Rubio-Retama, J., 18 Mar 2020, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 12, 11, p. 12500-12509 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2-Arylamino-6-ethynylpurines are cysteine-targeting irreversible inhibitors of Nek2 kinase

    Matheson, C. J., Coxon, C. R., Bayliss, R., Boxall, K., Carbain, B., Fry, A. M., Hardcastle, I. R., Harnor, S. J., Mas-Droux, C., Newell, D. R., Richards, M. W., Sivaprakasam, M., Turner, D., Griffin, R. J., Golding, B. T. & Cano, C., 22 May 2020, In : RSC Medicinal Chemistry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3D LIDAR imaging using Ge-on-Si single–photon avalanche diode detectors

    Kuzmenko, K., Vines, P., Halimi, A., Collins, R. J., Maccarone, A., McCarthy, A., Greener, Z. M., Kirdoda, J., Dumas, D. C. S., Llin, L. F., Mirza, M. M., Millar, R. W., Paul, D. J. & Buller, G. S., 20 Jan 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 2, p. 1330-1344 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Data for "High concentration factor diffractive microlenses integrated with CMOS single-photon avalanche diode detector arrays for fill-factor improvement"

    Connolly, P. (Creator), Ren, X. (Creator), McCarthy, A. (Creator), Mai, H. (Creator), Villa, F. (Creator), Waddie, A. J. (Creator), Taghizadeh, M. R. (Creator), Tosi, A. (Creator), Zappa, F. (Creator), Henderson, R. K. (Creator), Buller, G. S. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, Apr 2020


    Rotating black hole geometries in a two-dimensional photon superfluid.

    Faccio, D. F. A. (Creator), Vocke, D. E. F. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 2017



    2010 RSC Harrison Meldola Prize

    Scott J Dalgarno (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • 2012 CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists

    Gareth O Lloyd (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Scottish Parliament (External organisation)

    Stephen John Yarwood (Member)
    2020 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Journal)

    Michael Schweizer (Editorial board member)
    1 Jan 20201 Jan 2023

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences (External organisation)

    Martin R. S. McCoustra (Member)
    1 Mar 2020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Press / Media

    Researchers create the Jimi Hendrix of lasers

    Derryck Telford Reid


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Decomissioned oil well leak detector developments

    David Bucknall


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research