A new materials platform for Bioelectronics
I am a 2nd year PhD student in the McCulloch group. My research is concerned with building a new platform of materials for the nascent field of bioelectronics. More specifically, my work involves preparing tailored conjugated organic materials for interfacing with a biological media. These materials have unique properties. For example, they are 'organic' , carbon based materials which conduct, can be doped by biological relevant ions. They can therefore function as transducers between ionic (biological) signals to electronic (computer readable) signals. It is hoped that this materials will enable a wide range of both fundamental and applied science. The research is highly inter-disciplinary and involves input from engineers, biologists, material scientists, physicists, clinicians and chemists. We collaborate with groups in Imperial College and Europe.