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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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