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FabLab Manager - Constantine Talalaev

BSc, MSc (Physics), MPhil (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)


Costa is the business and technical services manager of The University of Edinburgh FabLab. Costa has worked as embedded, electronics and software engineer for the last 8 years, working with companies such as New York Stock Exchange, Randox Laboratories Limited and Queens University Belfast. Costa has experience working with CNC, Robotics, embedded software and Linux as part of his role working with SERC Business Services. His main expertise lies in software development for embedded systems and systems-on-chip, user interfaces and low latency systems. Costa has two masters degrees in Physics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering and specialises in embedded systems and Software development.

If you have any questions about The UofE FabLab contact Costa Talalaev directly.

Academic Lead Investigator - Dr Adam A. Stokes

BEng (hons), MSc (R), PhD, MIET, MYAS


Dr Stokes is a Lecturer in the Institute for Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) and the Institute for Bioengineering (IBioE), at The University of Edinburgh; where he is the Programme Director for the MSc in Bioelectronics and Biosensors. He also teaches BEng/MEng Digital Systems Design 3 & Computer Organisation and Architecture 4. He is an interdisciplinary scientist and engineer, and the Director of The University of Edinburgh FabLab. His research interests include: robotics, physical chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, optics, proteomics, and cell biology. He holds degrees in engineering, biomedical science, and chemistry. Before joining the faculty at Edinburgh he was a Fellow in the George M. Whitesides group at Harvard University.He holds a prestigious appointment as a Member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy. Dr Stokes is an Affiliate Asst. Professor in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Maryland. He sits on the Management Committee for the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network.

Short Biography

BEng (Hons), Electronics and Electrical Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, 2002-2006
MSc (R), Biomedical Science, The University of Glasgow, 2006-2007
PhD, Chemistry/Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, 2007-2010

Industrial Scholarship, Advanced Process Technology Development, National Semiconductor UK, 2002-2006
RASOR PhD Scholarship, Doctoral Training Centre in Cell and Proteomic Technologies, 2006-2010
Fellow, George M. Whitesides' Research Group, Harvard University, 2010-2012

Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Young Academy of Scotland, 2014
Member of The Scottish Crucible, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2013
Member of the Exploratory Measurement Science Group, 2006
Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2006
Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, 2004
Member of the American Physical Society, 2012
Member of the American Mass Spectrometry Society, 2006
Member of the British Mass Spectrometry Society, 2006
Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012

Scottish Microelectronics Centre

The SMC infrastructure provides extensive cleanroom facilities with the bandwidth to undertake research requiring access to smart microsystems technology as well as an environment which can host staff from collaborating industries. The SMC is located in a purpose built facility at the University of Edinburgh's Science and Engineering campus at King's Buildings and consists of approximately 300m2 of class 10 and 250m2 of class 1,000-10,000 cleanrooms and 1000m2 of office and laboratory space. Over 250m2 of the office and laboratory space in the building is available for rent to commercial organisations with the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems from the School of Engineering occupying the rest.
The SMC is one of a very small number of Centres in the UK with access to a comprehensive toolset for processing 200mm silicon wafers, the substrate size used in the majority of industrial cleanrooms. The associated process and metrology equipment is largely located in the class 10 cleanrooms and the facilities available at the SMC are more than capable of post processing sub-micron CMOS as well as fabricating a wide-ranging set of non-silicon based microsystems.
The SMC is involved in major interactions with industry as well as numerous spin-out activities. The SMC has a significant commercial turnover and is recognised as a leading centre for research and development with a number of companies located within the Centre. The SMC provides the R&D expertise necessary to integrate the many technologies capable of enhancing existing mainstream electronic products and the staff have the entrepreneurial track record to spin out both technologies and products.

School of Engineering

School of Engineering
The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh supports world-class excellence in teaching and research. We offer a full range of undergraduate courses in Engineering subjects and taught postgraduate degrees. We also offer a wide array of PhD programmes, an EngD degree in Offshore Renewable Energy and research activities within our six Research Institutes, with much collaboration with industry and government both nationally and internationally.
School of Engineering is part of the College of Science and Engineering at The University of Edinburgh and is located on the King's Buildings campus.

January 2015

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