Dr Tim Constandinou has been awarded the EPSRC Early Career Fellowship on "Empowering Next Generation Neural Interfaces."
Dr Constandinou from the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology (CBIT) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been awarded the five year fellowship of £1.054M from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Tim says: “This award is really significant for us. Thefellowship will provide me with the opportunity to dedicate myself to this research hands-on and take the driving seat to lead this forward. The extra resources and flexibility will allow my team to extend and consolidate capability to pursue a very exciting and ambitious vision.
Empowering Next Generation Implantable Neural Interfaces will investigate 3 key themes aligned to the grand challenges that implant technology currently faces. We will develop chip-scale (millimetre sized) neural implants that are fully autonomous, distributed and highly scalable. The research outcomes will directly feed into ongoing research and applications in brain machine interfaces within the experimental neuroscience community. This Fellowship will also enable us to work together with key partners in both the UK and US across the ICT, engineering and neuroscience communities.”
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.
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