Dr. Emm (Manos). Mic. Drakakis is an academic member of staff of the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.
Manos has studied Physics (1st Class Honours 4-year degree) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUT) - Macedonia - Greece, Electronic Physics and Radioelectrology (1st Class Honours 2.5-year MPhil degree) at the same university, and earned his PhD in VLSI design under the supervision of Dr. Alison Payne from the Department of EEE-Imperial where he also conducted EPSRC-sponsored post-doctoral research.
In the Department of Bioengineering, Manos has founded the Bioinspired VLSI Circuits and Systems Group whose research activities revolve around two axes:
a) "Circuits for Biology" (inspiration drawn by the need for innovative instrumentation as dictated by a specific biological or medical need), and
b) "Circuits from Biology" (inspiration drawn by operational, architectural and/or anatomical characteristics encountered in natural information processing systems).
Dr. Drakakis has received: the West-Macedonian Award "Alexander the Great"(1986) for being fourth (4th) in Greece in the General Entry (Panhellenic) Examinations; during his UG years he received successive performance scholarships from the (Hellenic) Foundation of State Scholarships (IKY); during his two-year long military service (1994-1996) at the Hellenic Army's Research & Technology Center he was awarded a Prize with Public Praise by the Ministry of Defence (1995).
Between 1996-1998 he was sponsored (one of eight PhD candidates in the world at the time) by the Micro-Electronics Research Center (MERC) of LM Ericsson -Kista -Stockholm directed by Dr. Gunnar Bjorklund.
In 2006 he received the Rector's Award for Excellence in Research at Imperial.
In 2012 he received the Lecturer of the Year Award from his Dept. and its students “for providing “real engineering” context and practice embedded in taught courses and for going the extra mile in developing new courses and materials”.
His Group have received a Live Demo Special Session Prize (IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, New Orleans, 2007) and a Finalist Award (IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, 2005).
Dr.Drakakis is a member of the BIOCAS and CNNA IEEE Technical Committees, is past Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I, past Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II, past Guest Assistant Editor for IEE Electronics Letters and past Subject Editor for the International Journal of Electronics - Taylor & Francis.
Currently he acts as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.
Manos' research publications can be found at the tab above, or on Google Scholar
Microprobes for Medicine & Biology
Spatiotemporal Physicochemical Monitoring of (Stem) Cell Cultures
Bionic Ear and Cochlear Implant Processors
Ultra Low power Cytomimetic Circuits
Vision Processors - Cellular Nonlinear/Neural Networks
Optolelectronic Chips for Retinal Stimulation
Log-domain Ultra Low Power VLSI processing for biomedical applications
Hyperbolic-sine Ultra Low Power Ultra High Dynamic Range VLSI Processing for Biomedical Applications
Ultra Low Power (Bio)Sensor Interfacing Techniques
Short-range RF links
Biomimetic Si-Neurons & Synapses
Indicative Bio Circuits and Systems
Conceived, Designed & Fabricated by the Group
Papadimitriou KI, Stan G-BV, Drakakis EM, 2013, Systematic Computation of Nonlinear Cellular and Molecular Dynamics with Low-Power CytoMimetic Circuits: A Simulation Study, PLOS One, Vol:8, ISSN:1932-6203
Katsiamis AG, Drakakis EM, Lyon RF, 2009, A Biomimetic 4.5μW, 120+dB, Log-domain Cochlea Channel with AGC, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol:44, ISSN:0018-9200, Pages:1006-1022
Glaros KN, Drakakis EM, 2012, A Sub-mW Fully-Integrated Pulse Oximeter Front-End, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol:7, ISSN:1932-4545, Pages:363-375
et al., 2010, Multi-site Optical Excitation Using ChR2 and micro-LED Array, Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol:7, ISSN:1741-2560