W.A. Serdijn

Professor, Chairman
Bioelectronics (BE), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Circuits and systems for wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices, in particular electroceuticals

Themes: Analog and Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuits and Systems, Biosignal acquisition, conditioning and processing, Neuroprosthetics, - stimulation and -modulation, Wireless Power Transfer, Power Management and Energy Harvesting, Transcutaneous Wireless Communication


Wouter A. Serdijn (M'98, SM'08, F'11) was born in Zoetermeer ('Sweet Lake City'), the Netherlands, in 1966. He received the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Currently, he is a full professor at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics.

His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices and electroceuticals.

He is co-editor and co-author of the books Design of Efficient and Safe Neural Stimulators - a multidisciplinary approach (Springer, 2016), EMI-Resilient Amplifier Circuits (Springer 2013),Ultra Low-Power Biomedical Signal Processing: an analog wavelet filter approach for pacemakers (Springer, 2009), Circuits and Systems for Future Generations of Wireless Communications (Springer, 2009), Power Aware Architecting for data dominated applications (Springer, 2007), Adaptive Low-Power Circuits for Wireless Communications (Springer, 2006), Research Perspectives on Dynamic Translinear and Log-Domain Circuits (Kluwer, 2000), Dynamic Translinear and Log-Domain Circuits (Kluwer, 1998) and Low-Voltage Low-Power Analog Integrated Circuits (Kluwer, 1995). He authored and co-authored 8 book chapters, 2 patents and more than 300 scientific publications and presentations. He teaches Circuit Theory, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Analog CMOS Filter Design, Active Implantable Biomedical Microsystems and Bioelectronics. He received the Electrical Engineering Best Teacher Award in 2001, in 2004 and in 2015.

He has served, a.o., as General Co-Chair for IEEE ISCAS 2015 and for IEEE BioCAS 2013, Technical Program Chair for IEEE BioCAS 2010 and for IEEE ISCAS 2010, 2012 and 2014, as a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2006—2011), as chair of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society, as a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (T-BioCAS) and as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: Regular Papers (2010—2011).

Wouter A. Serdijn is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a mentor of the IEEE. In 2016, he received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Meritorious Service Award.

EE1L11 EPO-1: Booming Bass

Build, analyze and characterize a sound system consisting of a power source, amplifier and 3-way filters.

EE4555 Active implantable biomedical microsystems

ET4127 Themes in Biomedical Electronics

BioMEMS, biosensors, bioelectronics, ultrasound, microfluidics, wavefield imaging in monitoring, diagnosis and treatment

ET4252 Analog integrated circuit design

Advanced course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers

G3-M10 Minor Translational Neuroscience

The minor Translational Neuroscience for medical students covers the most important clinical (TRF) and research themes and gives the students a good insight in the added value of translational neuroscience research.

TM12003 Electrostimulation of Neurophysiological systems

Education history

ET4312 Analog CMOS Integrated Filter Design

(not running) analog integrated filters (active RC filters, Gm-C filters, Switched Capacitor filters), their characterization and their design in a CMOS technology

Multimodal, multiresolution brain imaging

Developing a novel brain imaging paradigm combining functional ultrasound and EEG

Medical Delta Cardiac Arrhythmia Lab

Part of a larger program (with Erasmus MC) to unravel and target electropathology related to atrial arrhythmia

ReaSONS 2 Demo: Realtime Sensing of Neural Signals Demonstrator

Demonstrator of recording tiny neural signals on top of the stimulus and artifact. NWO Demonstrator Grant.

ATiNaRI: Asynchronous Time-domain Neural Recording Interfaces

Digitally Dominant Analog Blocks for Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network

All-digital phase-locked loops, inductor/capacitor-based DC-DC switching converters


An Integrated Pilot Line for Micro-Fabricated Medical Devices

MASSIVE - Autonomous Vital Sign Monitoring

In this research program, we work on electroceuticals that wirelessly receive power and wirelessly transmit vital signs like body temperature, ECG, EMG, EEG and ECoG.

Projects history

REASONS – Realtime Sensing of Neural Signals

This project targets the development of a completely new readout system for measuring the so called electrically evoked compound action potential (eCAP) coming from the auditory nerve.

SINs - Smart Implantable Neurostimulators

In this research program we push the research and development of technology for research on and treatment of a multitude of brain disorders, a.o., tinnitus and addiction.

Last updated: 18 Aug 2017