Elected: 2018
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Marc Philippe Yves Desmulliez FRSE

Professor, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University.

Professor Marc Desmulliez has a background combining electrical engineering, optoelectronics and theoretical physics. Research interests include microwave sensing, medical device manufacturing and nature-inspired engineering. He has spun out two companies, MicroStencil Ltd (2003) and MicroSense Technologies Ltd (2017) and a start-up company Birthing Solutions Ltd (2017). Marc recently created the Nature Inspired Manufacturing Centre (NIMC) to understand how to translate biological processes into manufacturing principles, and to research a mythology that would allow companies to systematically harvest the wonders that nature can offer in terms of design solutions, material efficiency and functional interfaces.