2nd year student with The Department of Engineering.
Technological advances have allowed electronic systems to be fully implanted in humans for a range of life-saving applications. However, most of these devices are based on stiff materials such as silicon which present several challenges in terms of biocompatibility. Efforts have been made to fabricate electronic circuits on soft polymers. These methods proposed are limited in either resolution, scalability or toxicity. I have recently filed a patent with Cambridge Enterprise to overcome the stated problems. This invention will enable me to develop a miniaturized in-vivo sensor of high biocompatibility for continuous disease monitoring at the end of my PhD.