Joint Kent Physics Centre/EDA Lecture – Bio-Inspired Semiconductors for Healthcare

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is pleased to announce that a joint Kent Physics Centre/EDA Lecture entitled Bio-Inspired Semiconductors for Healthcare, will be given by Dr Pantelis Georgiou on Tuesday 28th January 2014 from 19:30 to 20:30 in Rutherford LT1.

Semiconductor technology is disrupting the healthcare sector by providing innovative solutions to combat chronic disease. Dr Georgiou’s talk will explain how bio-inspired techniques and semiconductors can be used for building novel systems for early detection and therapy of disease. Specifically we can present recent developments on the bio-inspired artificial pancreas for the treatment of diabetes and semiconductor genetics for DNA sequencing.

Dr Pantelis Georgiou received his MEng. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2004 and his PhD. degree in 2008 both from Imperial College London. He then moved to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering where he was appointed as a Research Fellow until joining academic faculty in 2011. He is currently a lecturer within the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and is also the head of the Bio-inspired Metabolic Technology Laboratory in the Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology and part of the Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis Centre of Excellence. His research includes bio-inspired circuits and systems, CMOS based lab-on-chip technologies and application of micro-electronic technology to create novel medical devices. He conducted pioneering work on the silicon beta cell and is now leading the project forward to the development of the first bio-inspired artificial pancreas for Type I diabetes.

Dr Georgiou is a member of the IEEE and IET. He has been elected a member of the BioCAS and Sensory Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

Dr Cyril Isenberg will chair the seminar. All members of academic, technical and administrative staff are welcome to the seminar. RAs and postgraduates (PhD candidates and MSc students) are particularly encouraged to attend the event. For any further enquiries, please contact Dr Cyril Isenberg