Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Winston Wong Chair, Biomedical Circuits



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405Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





 We are entering a new era of technology inspired by lifestyle and healthcare.  The human body will  be the next application area for technology and, under the research theme of bionics, we are applying the techniques and understanding of engineering to applications which will improve human health. 

We are developing low power electronics, in collaboration with researchers in  nanotechnology systems, biological and materials science, to enable us to better understand and manipulate the interactions between biology and man made materials. 

Projects, most in collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty of Medicine include:

Intelligent sensors for monitoring stem cell cultures

Tele-diagnostics for remote health management - we are developing new sensors which will significantly benefit the care of patients after surgery and those who are chronically ill.  The sensor networks would permit early discharge of patients with continuous monitoring remotely as they continue their daily life and well being.  The research is predominantly geared towards personalised healthcare. 

Cochlear / retinal implants - we are developing a functional retinal prosthesis to restore vision via photonic photo stimulation of light sensitised retinal ganglion cells.

Sensor arrays with on-chip signal processing

Real-time DNA sequencing and SNP technologies for predisposition to disease and adverse effects of drugs.

Ultra low power circuits and systems - we are using developments in electroencephalography (EEG) to provide new therapies for neural disorders.

Guest Lectures

Keynote Speech entitled "Crossing Science Boundaries", London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), Imperial College, London, 2013

"Presentation to Discuss Innovations in Personalised Medicine", G8 Innovation Conference, London, London, 2013

Lecture entitled "Disposable Semiconductor Healthcare - From the Bedside to Point of Care Genetics", The UKTI's Healthcare and Life Sciences Global Business Summit "Rising to the Healthcare Challenges of the Next Decade", Lancaster Hotel, London, 2012

Keynote Lecture entitled "Disposable Semiconductor Healthcare - From the Bedside to Point of Care Genetics", IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS 2013), China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China, 2013

Lecture entitled "Disposable Semiconductor Healthcare Devices: From Digital Plasters to DNA Sequencing", EFuture Beyond Moore's Law, The Royal Society, London, 2013

Public Lecture entitled "Bioinspired Technology: From Cochlear Implants to an Artificial Pancreas", The Royal Society, London, 2011

Lecture entitled "When Will Wireless Medicine Change Healthcare?", 2011 TEDMED Conference, Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, USA, 2011

Invited Lecture entitled "Towards Disposable Healthcare: A Pardigm Shift", 58th International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Marriott San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA, 2011

58th International Solid State Circuits Conference Invited Lecture entitled "

Keynote Lecture entitled "Towards Disposable Healthcare: A Paradigm Shift", Wireless Health Conference 2010Life Science Alliance, Wirless-Life Science Alliance, San Diego, California, USA, 2010

Wireless Health Conference 2010 Keynote Lecture entitled "Towards Disposable Healthcare: A Paradigm Shift"

Lecture entitled "Towards Disposable Healthcare: Digital Plasters to Semiconductor Genetic", Future World Symposium (FWS-10), Lord's Cricket Ground, London, 2010

Keynote Lecture entitled "Towards Disposable Healthcare Devices: A Paradigm Shift", IEEE 125th Anniversary Celebration: The Future of Engineering, Royal Insitution of Great Britain, London, 2009

Keynote Lecture, Biomedical Circuits and System Conference, Beijing, China, 2008

Keynote Lecture, World Healthcare Summit, 2006

Invited Lecture entitled "Low-Power Medical Devices", Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany, 2003

Public Lecture entitled "Bio-inspired Technology", Science Week, Dublin, Ireland, 2003

Invited Lecture entitled "Advanced Mixed-Signal Processing for Biomedical Applications", Panasonic, Japan, 2003

Clifford Patterson Prize Lecture entitled "The Bionic Man", Royal Society, London, 2003

Invited Keynote Lecture entitlted "Bio-inspired Technology", Biotech Forum, Munich, Germany, 2002

Invited Lecture entitled "Current-mode Biomedical Signal Processing", Biopolis, Singapore, 2002

Keynote Lecture entitled "Bio-inspired Technology", Biotech Forum, Munich, 2002

Invited Lecture for the Biomedical Engineering Forum, Royal Academy of Engineering, London, 2002

Public Lecture entitled "Future Directions of Low-Power Communications", Bangkok, Thailand, 1998

Invited Lecture entitled "Switched-Currents-On Analogue Techniques for Digital Technology", Ericsson Microelectronics, Lund, Sweden, 1998

Invited Lecture entitled "High Speed Optical and Mobile Technology", LG, Korea, 1997

Invited Lecture entitled "High Performance Analogue Design for Radio and Medical Applications", ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 1997

Invited Lecture entitled "Computer-Aided Design For Analogue Circuits", Philips Research, High Tech Campus (HTC), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1996

Public Lecture entitled "Ultra Low-Power Processing for Cochlear Implants", California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Padena, USA, 1995

Invited Speaker entitled "Current-Mode Processing", IEEE Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS 1994), London, UK, 1994

Public Lecture entitled "Low-Power Analogue Signal Processing", University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1995

Invited Lecture entitled "Analogue Techniques on Digital Technology", University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1993

Invited Lecture entitled "Current-Feedback Amplifiers", Elantec, USA, 1993

Invited Lecture Speaker "High Speed Gallium Arsenide Amplifiers", IEE Symposium on Circuits & Systems, Philadephia, USA, 1988

Keynote Lecture entitled "Current Way of Thinking with Fruitful Results", 11th NORCHIP Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 1993

Invited Lecture entitled "High Speed Rf Electronics for Mobile Communications", Northern Telecom, Canada, 1991

Invited Lecture entitled "The Current-Way of Thinking with Fruitful Results", University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1991

Invited Lecture entitled "Current-Mde Analogue Processing", Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, USA, 1990

Invited Lecture entitled "High Speed Gallium Arsenide Amplifiers", IEEE Symposium on Circuits & Systems, Philadelphia, USA, 1991