Imperial College London (UK)

Imperial College London was established in 1907, and has been rated as Europe’s third best and the world’s ninth best University in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11. IMPERIAL is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 13,000 full-time students and 1,200 academic staff of the highest international quality.

IMPERIAL has world-leading expertise in the area of organic electronics including OLEDs, OFETs, OPVs, photonics, synthesis and materials, and involving over a hundred people. Regarding this particular project, we have expertise in materials for biomedical electrodes, organic transistors for the active biomedical device and its buried processing circuitry, device fabrication techniques and all relevant analysis and testing techniques. Facilities: For fabrication, IMPERIAL has a fully-equipped class 1000 Clean room, a nitrogen filled glove box and a gravure contact printer. For measurements, we have access to a full range of electrical, spectroscopic and structural techniques.

Key people involved: Dr. Alasdair James Campbell

Dr. Alasdair James Campbell has a PhD in the area of semiconducting conjugated polymers in the Materials Science Department at Queen Mary College, University of London. In 2000 he took up his academic position at Imperial College London. He was promoted to Reader in 2010.

Alasdair Campbell has taught both Undergraduate and Postgraduate University courses. He has supervised nine PhD students and examined fourteen. His research includes the EU funded FP6 CONTACT as well as UK Research Council funded projects.

Role in the project

Organic Bioelectronics. Novel implantable organic electrodes and devices for neurological stimulation and recording.

Recruited researcher: Quentin Thiburce

Project title

Printed Organic Bioelectronic Devices