MSc thesis project proposals

Here is a list of possible MSc thesis projects. This is intended just to give an idea, actual projects are usually defined after discussion with the advisor.

Biosignal acquisition, conditioning and processing

[2016] Impact of Dry Electrode-Skin Interface Changes on Impedance

MSc thesis project at the Holst Centre, Eindhoven

[2016; already taken but related projects possible] NeoCam -- Monitoring Premature Babies better by a HD-infrared camera in the incubator

Available MSc thesis topic for students in Biomedical Engineering or Signals and Systems

Power Management and Energy Harvesting

[2017] Closed-loop multi-channel neuro-stimulator and neurorecording ICs

In-group IC design project for 2 or 3 talented and motivated MSc students in Microelectronics

Neuroprosthetics, - stimulation and -modulation

[2017] LED+Electrode Array for Local Optogenetic Stimulation and Recording

For optogenetic stimulation and recording of the thalamus in mice the LED+recording array must contain all the LEDs and recording points within 1.5mm. This will be achieved by means of micromachining.

Biosignal acquisition, conditioning and processing

Design of analog building blocks for ultra-low-power biomedical circuits in 40nm CMOS

MSc thesis project at the Holst Centre (IMEC-nl) in the field of analog circuit design for biomedical applications in nanometer CMOS

Power Management and Energy Harvesting

[2017] Miniaturized fluorescence microscope to image brain activity in freely behaving birds and rodents

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN-KNAW) as part of a collaboration with the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is developing a miniaturized fluorescence microscope to image brain activity in freely behaving birds and rodents.

[2017] Single-resonance wireless power transfer and/or body-channel communication

Two MSc BME or EE in-group thesis projects in the domain of Biomedical Electronics aiming at maximum power efficiency and reliability of wireless power transfer and communication

Neuroprosthetics, - stimulation and -modulation

[2017] Design of a low power ambulatory stimulation module

Design of a small size multichannel electrical stimulator for electrophysiology, externally programmable. The stimulation electrode properties and the interaction/synchronization with nearby measurement devices will also be part of the project.

Power Management and Energy Harvesting

[2017] Single-inductor RF energy harvester and power-efficient UHF neurostimulator IC

This project concentrates on the design of an IC that allows wireless electrical stimulation with a minimum number of external components, yet an unprecedented power efficiency.

[2017] Wireless powering of a neural stimulator using ultrasound

In this project, we wish to take electroceuticals to the next level, by remotely powering them using ultrasound.

Biosignal acquisition, conditioning and processing

[2016; already taken] Stochastic Resonance Neural Amplifier Design

Curiosity-driven research project for an ambitious MSc student at the crossroad of signal processing and IC design.

Neuroprosthetics, - stimulation and -modulation

[2017; already taken] Transparent electrode array for electroceuticals

In this project, we wish to take electroceuticals to the next level, by fabricating new, compact, flexible and transparent neural interfaces.

Microsystem integration

[2017] Design Rules for Implantable ASICs

In-group research project that aims at developing a set of design rules for PDMS encapsulated electronics that do not exist as yet

Neuroprosthetics, - stimulation and -modulation

[2016; already taken] Epidural spinal cord electrical stimulation (ESCS)

MSc thesis opportunity to design, fabricate and test a prototype of the subcutaneous unit of an epidural spinal cord electrical stimulator