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Prof. George Malliaras

George Malliaras

George Malliaras is the Prince Philip Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge. He received a PhD from the University of Groningen and did a postdoc at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Before joining Cambridge, he was a faculty member at Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne and at Cornell University, and served as the Director of the Cornell NanoScale Facility. His research has been recognized with awards from the New York Academy of Sciences, the US National Science Foundation, and DuPont. He is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society and of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Email:  • Tel:+44 1223 748312 • @georgemalliaras

Postdocs

Vincenzo Curto

Vincenzo Fabio Curto received his BSc and MSc both in Chemical Engineering from the University of Palermo in 2010, Italy. In 2013, he earned his PhD from Dublin City University under the supervision of Prof. Dermot Diamond, working on the development wearable microfluidic chemo/bio-sensors for sports applications. He was then awarded by the EC with a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) to developed microfluidic cell culture systems coupled with on-line electronics monitoring systems. This work was carried out in the Department of Bioelectronics of the Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne (France). As a postdoctoral researcher in Cambridge, he is developing high-density neural probes for speech rehabilitation under the BrainCom FET project.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412

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Christopher M. Proctor received his B.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Physics from the University of Michigan in 2008. Following two years as a general scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he earned his Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he investigated loss mechanisms in organic photovoltaics (2015). Christopher subsequently was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Whitaker International to develop electrophoretic drug delivery devices at the Ecole des Mines de St Etienne and is now continuing this work as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412

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Alexandra Rutz received her B.Sc. in Chemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2011 (IL, USA). In 2016, she earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University (Chicago, IL, USA) where she engineered hydrogel bioinks for 3D printing tissues and organs. With support from the Whitaker International Scholars Program and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellowship, Alexandra is developing penetrating neural electrodes with improved in vivo biocompatibility and enhanced long-term function.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412 • @AlexandraLRutz

AlejCarnicerLombarte

Alejandro Carnicer Lombarte received his BA in Biological Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2013. In 2014, he received his MSc in Neuroscience from University College London, where he designed and developed biocompatible thick-film electrode arrays. Through the MRC/Sackler Doctoral Training Programme, Alejandro studied the link between mechanics and implant rejection, and developed chronically-stable soft neural implants as part of his PhD thesis.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412

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Sanggil Han is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2018 and MSc from Seoul National University in 2013, both in Electrical Engineering. He worked at Hynix, Korea. He has a strong background in device physics and material characterization. His current research focuses on the development of implantable probes that combine metabolite and ion sensors with electrophysiology devices.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412

 

Graduate students

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Anastasios Polyravas received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2017. He specialised in the field of Electronic & Computer Engineering. He did his Master thesis on the programming and recording of signals in microprocessors, such as Arduino. As a Ph.D. student, Anastasios is developing and characterising organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

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Tanya Mangoma obtained her integrated Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester in 2017. As part of her studies, she undertook a year-long industrial placement where she focused on characterisation of electro-mechanical losses during the manufacture of piezoelectric actuators. She also carried out research on the development of microscope-based Digital Image Correlation as a tool for direct measurement of shear piezoelectric properties. For her final year dissertation, Tanya worked on further developing emerging Lab based X-ray tomographic techniques which have elemental mapping capabilities. She joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering at the University of Cambridge in October 2017. As part of her training, Tanya is undertaking a 5 month project on Additive manufacturing of Neuromorphic devices.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762

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Amy Rochford received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from Cardiff University in 2015. In 2017, she earned her M.Sc. in Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine from University College London, where she investigated the effect of micro-surface topography on the development of twitching muscle. As a PhD student, Amy is developing a neuroprosthetic device that uses stem cell-derived motor neurons to achieve peripheral nerve reinnervation and connection to electronics.

Email: ar949@cam.ac.uk • Tel: +44 1223 762412

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Shao-Tuan Chen received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 2013. In 2016, he received his MPhil in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he developed an integrated microfluidic device for molecule concentration monitoring with application to disease detection. He also carried out research on the reliability enhancement for Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, and techniques to improve the energy efficiency for low-power inertial sensors. As a PhD student, Shao-Tuan is developing computational model for electrophoretic drug delivery devices with aim to gain fundamental understanding of such devices and to improve the efficacy of targeted drug delivery treatment.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

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Théophile Baïssas (Theo) graduated with an MSc in Chemistry from Imperial College London in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on the flow synthesis of semiconducting inks for organic photovoltaics. For his final year project, he investigated the design and synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery at the Spanish National Research Council as part of an Erasmus Scholarship. Following one year as a research scientist at Spirea, a spin-out company of the University of Cambridge, he joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications in October 2018. His current research focuses on hydrogel bioelectronics for ultra-conformable devices.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

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Tobias Naegele received his B.Sc. in Physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn in Germany where he worked on the fabrication of three-dimensional photonic nanostructures using direct laser writing. In 2018, he obtained his M.Sc. DIC in Physics at Imperial College London. In his M.Sc. dissertation work, he studied fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and applied it to the characterisation of dielectric nanostructures. Tobias is since 2018 member of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge. In the Bioelectronics group he undertakes currently a two-month research project concerned with conducting polymer fiber arrays for biosensing.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

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Sagnik Middya obtained his B. Tech in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (with a Biotechnology minor) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India in 2017. During his studies he undertook a 3-month internship at the Fraunhofer Institute of Silicon Technology, Itzehoe, Germany where he worked on silicon micro-mirrors. After his graduation he worked for a year at IIT Guwahati as a Junior Research Fellow developing biosensors for point of care diagnosis of diseases (e.g. pancreatitis). He joined the Sensors CDT in 2018 and his present work involves fabricating transparent electrodes for in-vitro applications.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

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Ben Woodington received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 2014, during which he completed a placement at Philips Respironics. Following his undergraduate studies he worked for Vectura plc as a research engineer developing medical devices for respiratory drug delivery. In 2018 he joined the Sensor Technologies and Application CDT. Ben will be working on a 3 month research project developing expandable bioelectronic implants.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

 

Ben received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 2014, during which he completed a placement at Philips Respironics. Following his undergraduate studies he worked for Vectura plc as a research engineer developing medical devices for respiratory drug delivery. In 2018 he joined the Sensor Technologies and Application CDT.  Ben will be working on a 3 month research project developing expandable bioelectronic implants.

Undergraduate students

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Shreya Singhal is currently studying for her integrated Masters in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Bio- and Mechanical Engineering. She has undertaken a research internship previously investigating bioprinting for bone organ mimicry. For her Master's, Shreya is working on characterising electrode arrays of cochlear in-ear implants.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412

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Digby Chappell is a 4th year Engineering student from Jesus College, University of Cambridge, specialising in Information and Computer Engineering. He has an interest in control systems and robotics, particularly the interface between humans and robotics. For his final year project, Digby will be conducting a feasibility study into 'Using Vestigial Ear Muscles for Control'.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 762412

Visitors

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Chung-Yuen Chan (Joe) received his BEng degree in Bioengineering from City University of Hong Kong in 2016. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on the applications of microfluidics and  micro-electrode arrays in neuroengineering, he also spent a summer working on genetically engineered E. coli bacteria. After he received his BEng degree, he worked at the same university as a research assistant to investigate the effect of transcorneal electrical stimulation on the EEG signal of retinal degenerated mice. In 2017, he was awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship by the European Union for his master's degree in Molecular Nano Biophotonics at École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (France) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Currently he is a visiting student in Cambridge, working on the development of new materials for electrophoretic drug delivery devices.

 Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762412

Administrative Assistant

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Kirsty Shepherd has been working in an administrative role within the University of Cambridge since 2004. She joined the Division of Electrical Engineering early in 2017 and is both PA to Professor George Malliaras and Administrator for the Bioelectronics Laboratory.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 748380