MSc thesis project proposal

[2019] Novel electrical stimulator architectures for long-term implants

The next generation of Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDs), namely electroceuticals, include low-cost miniaturized devices that employ flexible and soft encapsulation materials to house their electronic components.

However, the approach of soft encapsulation imposes additional constraints on the design of the electronics. Recent investigations have revealed that biasing plays an important role in the longevity of such systems.

Assignment

In this master thesis project, the student will design novel architectures for electrical stimulation of the tissue, that will be suitable for soft encapsulated implants. The new architectures will be based on learnings from on-going experiments within the Bioelectronics Section. The purpose of the new designs will be to mitigate the risk of device failure, thereby increasing the lifetime of the long-term implants, bringing us a step closer to the realisation of Bioelectronic Medicines.

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: 2019-04-26