Dr. Blue Ramsey
Contact details:
+44 (0) 1895 274000
Brunel University 
School of Engineering and Design
Cleaner Electronics Research Group
United Kingdom

Blue obtained a first class honours degree in industrial design in 1995, and a PhD in electronic materials and manufacturing in 1999, both from the Department of Design at Brunel University. His key research interests are printing as a process for electronics manufacture and low cost renewable energy systems.The development of a lithographic printing method of producing electrical interconnect and components has laid the foundations of much of the printing work subsequently done by the research group. Further work has focussed on temperature sensing and power generation using printed and thin film structures and room temperature PEM fuel cell design. Particularly printed electrode membrane assemblies and a self pressurising electrolysis/fuel cell system.

Blue has been principle investigator or worked on six EPSRC grants within the Cleaner Electronics Research Group and has successfully licensed two different printed electronics based technologies. He has published his work a variety of journal publications, technical publications and patents and conferences in the areas of environmental electronics, sensors, materials and design.  In 2004 Blue started
VCT, a small design engineering company specialising technical product development.

More details about VCT available at: http://www.vct-ltd.co.uk/

Refereed Journal Publications
B.J. Ramsey, D.J. Harrison, D.J. Southee. Characterisation of the Lithographic Printing of Conducting Films. TAGA Journal of Graphic Technology. Vol. 4, (November 2007), p25-34.
J. Pettersson, B. Ramsey, D. Harrison, Fabrication of bifunctional membrane electrode assemblies for unitised regenerative polymer electrolyte fuel cells. IEE Electronic Letters, Volume 42, Issue 25 (December 2006), pp1444-1446.
S. Duby, B. Ramsey, D. Harrison, Low-cost patterning of thin films. Proceedings of the IMECHE Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture. Volume 220, Number 9, (2006), pp. 1555-1558.
J. Pettersson, B. Ramsey, D. Harrison, A review of the latest developments in electrodes for unitised regenerative polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, Vol157, Issue 1, (June 2006), pp 28-34.
S. Duby, B.J. Ramsey, D.J. Harrison, Printed thick-film thermocouple sensors. IEE Electronics Letters, (2005) Vol. 41 No. 6 March. 2005, p.312-314.
P.M. Harrey, B.J. Ramsey, P.S.A. Evans, D.J. Harrison. Capacitive-type humidity sensors fabricated using the offset lithographic printing process. Sensors and Actuators B 6361 (2002) 1-7.
J.M. Gillbert, G.R. Elliner, P.H. Key (Hull), P.H. Harrey, B.J. Ramsey, D.J. Harrison (Brunel). Via and Embedded Resistor Formation by Matrix-assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Vol214 Part B (2000) pp.837-839.
D. Lochun, B. Ramsey, D. Harrison. An Initial Investigation into the Low-Cost Manufacture of Difraction Objects. Journal of Optics A: Pure & Applied Optics. Vol 2 (2000) pp.L13-L15.
B.J. Ramsey, P.S.A. Evans, D.J. Harrison. A Novel Circuit Fabrication Technique Using Offset Lithography, Journal of Electronics Manufacturing. (1997) Vol. 7,  No. 1, pp 63 - 67.
G.I. Hay, D.J. Southee, P.S. A. Evans, D.J. Harrison. G. Simpson. B. J. Ramsey. Examination of Silver-Graphite Lithographically Printed Resistive Strain Sensors. Sensors and Actuators (A). 135 (2007), p534-546.
P.S.A. Evans, B.J. Ramsey, P.M. Harrey, D.J. Harrison. Lithographic Film Circuits. Circuit World (Journal of the Inst. of Circuit Technology). Vol 27, No.3 April 2001, pp31-34.
P.M. Harrey, P.S.A. Evans, B.J. Ramsey, D.J. Harrison. Interdigitated Capacitors by Offset Lithography, Journal of Electronics Manufacture, Vol. 10 No.1, 2000. pp 69-77.
P.S.A. Evans, B.J. Ramsey, P.M. Harrey, D.J. Harrison. RF Circulator Structures via Off-Set Lithography. IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 39 No. 19 Sept. 1999 p.1634.
A.J. Walton, J.T.M. Stevenson, M. Fallon (Edinburgh), B.J. Ramsey, P.S.A. Evans, D.J. Harrison(Brunel). Characterisation of Offset Lithographic Films Using  Microelectronic Test Structures.(1999) IEICE Transactions on Electronics. (Japan) E-82-C, No. 4 pp. 576-581 April 1999.
P.S.A. Evans, B.J. Ramsey, P.M. Harrey, D.J. Harrison. Printed Analogue Filter Systems. IEE Electronics Letters, (1999)Vol. 35 No. 4 Feb. 1999, p.306-308
B.J. Ramsey, P.S.A. Evans, P.M. Harrey, D.J. Harrison. Revolutionary Eco-Friendly Manufacturing Technique for PCBs. Engineering Designer (Journal of the Institute of Engineering Designers), (1998) Vol. 24, No. 3.  pp 12 - 15.
P.S.A. Evans, B.J. Ramsey, D.J. Harrison, P.R. Sheperd. A Novel Lithographic Technology for Microwave Integrated Circuits. IEE Electronics Letters. (1997) Vol. 33, No. 6, March 1997. p 483.
US Patent 6,356,234, European 97925195. Electrical Circuit. Granted 2002.
Patent Application No. 99/04064, WO 97/48257 Plating Seeding Ink.
Technical Publications
B. Ramsey, F. Farley (2006) The Development of a Transportable Humidity and Temperature Generator. International Environmental Technology , 16, 6, May, 2006, 47-49.
B. Ramsey, D. Harrison, (2000). Handbook of Conductive Lithographic Films. ISBN: 0-9538356-0-X


Electronics Manufacturing Renewables Design


Brunel University

Cleaner Electronics Research Group 2008