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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).

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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, working jointly with the group of Dr Ronan Daly.

Email: • Tel: +44 1223 762

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Amy Rochford received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences 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 Biohybrid Neural Implants. This Biohybrid technology combines induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) derived cells and flexible electronics to restore lost neurological function in a peripheral nerve injury model.

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.

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Tobias Naegele received his BSc in Physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn in Germany where he worked on the fabrication of three-dimensional photonic nanostructures. In 2018, he obtained his MSc in Physics at Imperial College London. In his M.Sc. dissertation work, he studied fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and applied it to the characterisation of 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 works as a PhD student on targeted drug delivery using metal-organic frameworks with Dr David Fairen-Jimenez and Dr Stephen Price.

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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 in collaboration with Dr Gabriele Kaminski.

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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 as a medical device scientist at Philips Respironics. Following his undergraduate studies he worked for Vectura plc as a research engineer, developing novel medical devices for respiratory drug delivery. In 2018 he joined the Sensor Technologies and Applications CDT. His current research focuses on using flexible and shape adaptive bioelectronics to sense and stimulate the central nervous system.

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Elise Jenkins studied her undergraduate bachelor (Hons) degree at Griffith University in the Gold Coast, Australia majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She did her honors dissertation in MEMs Vibration Energy Harvesting at the Nanoscience Centre at University of Cambridge. The focus of her dissertation was optimising mechanical reliability of the harvesters under large excitation conditions to produce maximum rectified power. She is now studying her PhD in engineering focusing on the technical development of electrophoretic ion pumps for targeted drug delivery in brain cancers.

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Santiago Velasco-Bosom received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2019. He is specialised in Electronics. For his Master Thesis he investigated on the fabrication and response of patterned nanopillar structures used as biosensors. As a PhD student, Santiago is developing cutaneous electrodes to selectively stimulate small pain fibers in humans, in collaboration with Dr Michael Lee at the School of Clinical Medicine.

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Yi-Lin Yu received his medical degree (M.D.) from National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan. He completed the training course of residency and chief residency in the department of Neurological Surgery in Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan in 2017. He worked for Tri-Service General Hospital Penghu branch as an attending neurosurgeon since 2017 to 2019. As a PhD student, Yi-Lin is doing researches on biohybrid neural interface for restoration of neurological deficits such as hearing loss and spinal cord injury in collaboration with Prof. Manohar Bance.

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Nathan Jay received his MEng in Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnology from the University of York in 2016, where he worked with Schottky-type Field-Emitters for Scanning Electron Microscopy and researched a graphene membrane for in-situ electron microscopy. During his studies, he undertook a 3-month internship with York Probe Sources working on electron microscopes. He then joined the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (MRes+PhD) in Graphene Technology and 2d-Materials at the University of Cambridge. During his MRes, he researched phase engineering of amorphous red phosphorus to 2d black phosphorus as well as ion-sensing applications of graphene. His current Ph.D. research focuses on high-density, biocompatible, and high-SNR OECTs for low risk and high-bandwidth neural interfacing.

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Malak Kawan received her B.S. from the University of Delaware in Neuroscience in 2017 with a minor in Chemistry. She obtained her masters from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in 2019, where she was working on bioelectronics and the formation of supported lipid bilayers on organic electrochemical transistors for ion channel recordings. As a PhD student in Clinical Neurosciences, she is focusing on developing and applying biohybrid neural interfaces for spinal models to restore neurological functions in spinal cord injuries.

 Email: mk2037@cam.ac.uk • Tel: +44 1223 762412