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Department of Engineering

Dr Alejandro Carnicer-Lombarte


Alejandro Carnicer-Lombarte

Senior Research Associate in in Conjugated Polymer Transistors for Probing Brain Function

Academic Division: Electrical Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 7 62412


Research interests

Neural interfaces allow for the formation of connections between the nervous system and external devices, and hold great potential in both the clinic and basic research. Though traditionally electrical in nature, recent advance in microfabrication techniques and material sciences have allowed for the development of multimodal neural probes – combining modalities such as electrophysiology, drug delivery, and chemical sensing.

Our lab is currently developing implantable neural probes capable of combined eletrophysiological recordings and sensing of metabolites such as glucose and lactate. My current work involves the in vivo application of these devices in acute and chronic brain implantation models, aimed at the treatment of neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

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