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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

David Wood is Professor of Engineering in the Smart Materials and Structures Research Group at Northumbria University. His expertise is in MEMS and microsystems technology, with recent research examples that include microfabricated cantilevers and high aspect ratio SU-8 lithography, microgrippers for cell manipulation, microelectrode arrays, catalytic arrays, high frequency MOM diodes, and selective Leidenfrost activated surfaces. He has won awards from EPSRC and many companies to support this research. He has significant expertise in microfabrication techniques and was responsible for the design, implementation and development of one of the UK’s leading clean room facilities.

Key Publications

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  • Jewelry and clothing: transforming from decoration to information, Dodd, L., Torun, H., Wood, D. 2021, Digital Health, Amsterdam, Academic Press
  • Programmable droplet actuating platform using liquid dielectrophoresis, Frozanpoor, I., Cooke, M., Rácz, Z., Bossons, I., Ambukan, V., Wood, D., Gallant, A., Balocco, C. 1 May 2021, In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of Si/TiO2/Au composite anode: Efficient oxygen evolution and hydroxyl radicals generation, Bessegato, G., Cooke, M., Christensen, P., Wood, D., Zanoni, M. 20 Feb 2021, In: Electrochimica Acta
  • Planar Selective Leidenfrost Propulsion Without Physically Structured Substrates or Walls, Dodd, L., Agrawal, P., Geraldi, N., Xu, B., Wells, G., Martin, J., Newton, M., McHale, G., Wood, D. 24 Aug 2020, In: Applied Physics Letters
  • Conduction mechanisms in metal/self-assembled monolayer/metal junction, Etor, D., Dodd, L., Balocco, C., Wood, D. 26 Jun 2019, In: Micro and Nano Letters
  • Double-sided slippery liquid-infused porous materials using conformable mesh, Geraldi, N., Guan, J., Dodd, L., Maiello, P., Xu, B., Wood, D., Newton, M., Wells, G., McHale, G. 16 Sep 2019, In: Scientific Reports
  • Low friction self-centering droplet propulsion and transport using a Leidenfrost herringbone-ratchet structure, Dodd, L., Agrawal, P., Parnell, M., Geraldi, N., Xu, B., Wells, G., Stuart-Cole, S., Newton, M., McHale, G., Wood, D. 27 Mar 2019, In: Physical Review Applied
  • Metal-insulator-metal diodes based on alkyltrichlorosilane self-assembled monolayers, Jin, J., Wang, L., Zheng, Z., Zhang, J., Hu, X., Lu, J., Etor, D., Pearson, C., Song, A., Wood, D., Gallant, A., Balocco, C. Jun 2019, In: AIP Advances
  • Bimorph material/structure designs for high sensitivity flexible surface acoustic wave temperature sensors, Tao, R., Ahmad Hasan, S., Wang, H., Zhou, J., Luo, J., McHale, G., Gibson, D., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Cooke, M., Wood, D., Liu, Y., Wu, Q., Ng, W., Franke, T., Fu, R. Dec 2018, In: Scientific Reports
  • Bioinspired Nanoparticle Spray-Coating for Superhydrophobic Flexible Materials with Oil/Water Separation Capabilities, Geraldi, N., Dodd, L., Xu, B., Wood, D., Wells, G., McHale, G., Newton, M. 2 Feb 2018, In: Bioinspiration and Biomimetics


  • Physics BSc (Hons)
  • Physics PhD

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