MSc thesis project proposal

[2017; already taken] Transparent electrode array for electroceuticals

Transparent electrode array for electroceuticals

Electroceuticals are the electronic counterparts of pharmaceuticals and treat patients for muscular, cardiac and neurological disorders by means of electricity. They already exist in the form of cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear implants, retinal implants, vestibular implants, spinal cord implants, etc. However, current devices are stiff, heavy, bulky and stubborn. Future electroceuticals need to be smaller, more power efficient, flexible and adjust their therapy to the therapeutical needs of the patients wearing them.

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

Assignment

This project will involve fabrication work which will be conducted in the new polymer lab of EKL’s cleanroom. A new interface for neural stimulation will be prototyped. We will explore new designs and novel materials, i.e. graphene.

Requirements

Interested students should contact Dr. Vasiliki Giagka by sending an email expressing their interest in the project. The email should also contain the following: CV, list of courses you have attended so far and grades obtained, courses you are planning to take in the future, and more importantly a motivation letter explaining why you are interested in the project.

Contact

dr. Vasiliki Giagka

Bioelectronics Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2017-09-19