Dr Neil Finlayson



Dr. Neil Finlayson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the CMOS Sensors and Systems Group, part of the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems at the University of Edinburgh.

Part of the Proteus team, Neil focuses on molecular imaging of lung tissue. His primary responsibilities are software and firmware development, optical characterisation and applications of next-generation time-resolved fluorescence/Raman spectroscopic sensors. In the last year Neil has developed a RAII-sensor software GUI and API and contributed to the development and optical characterisation of a RAII-based time-resolving spectrometer and scanning confocal imaging system. Over a thirty year engineering and research career in industry and academia, Neil has led teams and worked on projects in optoelectronic systems, energy engineering, Internet services and software development.

Neil is a scientist, optoelectronics and energy engineer and Internet software systems and technology entrepreneur. Since graduating with First-class Honours BSc and PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Neil has worked at research laboratories in the University of Arizona, BT Laboratories and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Neil has co-founded three Internet technology companies, acting as Chief Technology Officer in each venture.