dr. A. Savva

Assistant Professor
Bioelectronics (BE), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Design, fabrication and characterization of organic optoelectronic devices for bioelectronic applications; 3D bioelectronic models for stem cell engineering.

Themes: Lab-on-a-chip, Bioinspired electronics, Electroceuticals, Flexible implants, Neuroprosthetics, - stimulation and -modulation, Sensors and Actuators


Achilleas Savva was born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1985. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, in 2010. He then obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Cyprus University of Technology in 2014. His PhD research was focused on organic optoelectronics for renewable energy. In 2017 he joined the group of Professor Sahika Inal in KAUST, Saudi Arabia, as a postdoc, and expanded his research on organic bioelectronics. In 2019, he joined the group of Professor Róisín Owens at the University of Cambridge where he secured the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. He developed several novel organic bioelectronic devices such as biosensors, light sensitive devices for photo-stimulation of neurons, 3D in vitro human stem cell models, among others. As of September 2023, he will start a new position as Assistant Professor in the Bioelectronics group at Delft University of Technology, in The Netherlands.

Last updated: 10 May 2024