Photo of Federico MazzaFederico Mazza obtained his BSc in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy in 2012. He next enrolled in the MSc course with a focus on Integrated Electronics and Optoelectronics. During the master he was awarded a scholarship to enter a double degree program involving the aforementioned Polytechnic and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He spent one year at UIC’s Nanotechnology Core Facility, where he worked on his master thesis project concerning the design of a new type of accommodative intraocular lens for cataract treatment. He received his MSc both in Turin and Chicago in 2014. After having worked one year in one of the world’s leading companies in the field of industrial automation for the automotive industry, Federico enrolled as a PhD student at Imperial College. Starting in January 2016, he joined the Next Generation Neural Interfaces group within the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

PhD thesis topic

Integrated sensors for ensuring chronic reliability in mm-sized neural implants

Research interests

Fabrication of micro- and nanosystems, implantable devices and sensors, neural interfaces


Federico Mazza talks about his research that is developing integrated sensors for ensuring chronic reliability in mm-sized neural implants