Adam Stokes

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Professor Adam A. Stokes is a Full Professor and Personal Chair in Bioinspired Engineering, he is Deputy Head of the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems at The University of Edinburgh. He is Deputy Director of the CDT in Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. He is Director of the Soft Systems Group, an interdisciplinary research laboratory of around 20 researchers. He is the Programme Director for MSc Electronics in The School of Engineering. He holds degrees in engineering, biomedical science, and chemistry. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the UK-RAS Network and an Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Before joining the faculty at Edinburgh he was a Fellow in the George M. Whitesides group at Harvard University. He is an Emeritus Member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland. Dr Stokes’s research interests include: robotics, physical chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, optics, proteomics, and cell biology.

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Research, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University


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