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Research interests

His current research focus is on:

1)     Novel manufacturing technologies technologies.

2)     Medical device manufacturing.

3)     Microwave sensing for the food industry.

4)     Biomimetism and nature inspired manufacturing.


Marc Desmulliez graduated from the French Grande Ecole Supelec (Paris) in 1987. After two College Diplomas in Modern Optics and Microwave (U.C.L.) and Theoretical Physics (Cambridge), he obtained his Ph.D. in Optoelectronics at Heriot-Watt University in 1995 and his Master of Advanced Studies (Cambridge) in 2011. Marc Desmulliez has funded/directed the MicroSystems Engineering Centre since 2000 and is currently Head of the Research Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems. His research group specialises in non-silicon based microsystems and sesors at all stages of the manufacturing cycle and has an annual research turnover of around £1.5M. MISEC is part of the Institute of Integrated Systems (IIS), a Joint Research Institute established with the University of Edinburgh under the Edinburgh Research Partnership Initiative. Recently, the group has been involved in MEMS projects for medical applications such as the use ultrasonic needle for in-vivo pathology and ultrasonic pill for diagnostics of the GI tract.

Chartered Engineer and Physicist, Prof. Desmulliez has a background combining electrical engineering, optoelectronics and theoretical physics. He has a strong track record in inter- and multi-disciplinary research with over 356 published articles spanning the fields of optoelectronics, manufacturing technology, packaging, biology and microwave engineering as well as 8 patents. He has worked in industry (Sollac, Dunkirk, 1990-1992) and span out in January 2003 the company MicroStencil Ltd which sold its stencil manufacturing technology to the multinational company DEK, the largest stencil printing equipment manufacturer, under the DEK platinum brand.

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  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering & Product Design
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Sensors

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Research Output 1994 2020

Spinach-based photo-catalyst for selective plating on polyimide-based substrates for micro-patterning circuitry

Marques-Hueso, J., Jones, T. D. A., Watson, D. E., Ryspayeva, A., Esfahani, M. N., Shuttleworth, M. P., Harris, R. A., Kay, R. W. & Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Jan 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 153, p. 839-848 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Copper plating

Ultrasound Capsule Endoscopy With a Mechanically Scanning Micro-ultrasound: A Porcine Study

Qiu, Y., Huang, Y., Zhang, Z., Cox, B. F., Liu, R., Hong, J., Mu, P., Lay, H. S., Cummins, G., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Clutton, E., Zheng, H., Qiu, W. & Cochran, S., 3 Jan 2020, In : Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Capsule Endoscopy
Equipment and Supplies
Gastrointestinal Tract
Optical Imaging

A rapid technique for the direct metallization of PDMS substrates for flexible and stretchable electronics applications

Ryspayeva, A., Jones, T. D. A., Esfahani, M. N., Shuttleworth, M. P., Harris, R. A., Kay, R. W., Desmulliez, M. P. Y. & Marques-Hueso, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Microelectronic Engineering. 209, p. 35-40 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Challenges in developing collaborative interdisciplinary research between gastroenterologists and engineers

Cummins, G., Cox, B. F., Walker, J. D., Cochran, S. & Desmulliez, M. P. Y., 2019, In : Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. 42, 6, p. 435-442 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Design of a Wireless Power Transfer System for Assisted Living Applications

Abdullahi, Q., Joshi, R., Podilchak, S. K., Khan, S. R., Chen, M., Rooney, J., Rooney, J., Sun, D., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Georgiadis, A. & Anagnostou, D., Mar 2019, In : Wireless Power Transfer. 6, 1, p. 41-56 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Consumer electronics
Patents and inventions
Electric potential
Materials science


Best Paper Award

Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards
fluid mechanics

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Recipient), 27 Feb 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Finalist to the IET Innovation Awards 2018

Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Recipient), David Flynn (Recipient) & Sumanth Kumar Pavuluri (Recipient), 14 Nov 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Technology transfer

National Instruments Engineering Impact Award - Humanitarian Award

Gerard Cummins (Recipient), Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Recipient), Sandy Cochran (Recipient) & Holly S. Lay (Recipient), 22 May 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Royal Society Kan Tong Po Visiting Professorship Award

Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2012 2016

External Examiner of Tripos In Manufacturing

Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Examiner)
1 Sep 20161 Sep 2019

Activity: Other


Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez (Recipient), Jose Marques-Hueso (Recipient)
1 Nov 201531 Oct 2018

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