Item on chip manufacturing on national television

On the 1st of September, Sten Vollebregt explained in the program NTR Atlas on national television how chips are made and why it is difficult to produce many of them on short notice to resolve the current chip shortage. The item was filmed inside the Else Kooi Laboratory.

The program can be viewed back here (in Dutch): link to NPO start.

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Online conference Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses (NIAS)

Since 1958 when the first pacemaker was implanted in humans, bioelectronics devices have been increasingly used to interface with different types of tissue, monitor and interact with biological activity. During our continuous endeavors to better study sophisticated neuronal systems we have become more capable of diagnosing and treating various disorders. We are currently emerging in an era where bioelectronic devices are becoming smaller, less invasive and safer, which in turn is being paralleled with new therapies for a vast range of neurological and auto-immune diseases. This opens exciting possibilities for the future, from cutting-edge technology for brain-machine-interfaces with unprecedented functionality, artificial organs and augmented senses that can change the way we perceive the world, to a more human way of interactions with robots.

Topics to be covered by the conference: • Bioelectronic devices • Electroceuticals/Bioelectronic medicine • Neuronal interfaces and implantable electronics • Materials at the interface with biology • Neuronal mechanisms and clinical applications • Artificial visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and tactile sensory systems.

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Asli Yelkenci wins CadenceLIVE Europe 2021 award

Asli Yelkenci is the winner of the CadenceLIVE Europe 2021 under the category of “Master Thesis Award for the Best Design using Cadence tools” with her master thesis done at Delft University of Technology under the supervision of Virgilio Valente, Section Bioelectronics.

Her thesis title is “A 16-Channel CMOS Reconfigurable Unit for Simultaneous In-Vitro Microelectrode Array (MEA) and Current-Clamp Measurements” which aims to gain insight into the correlation between electrical activities of a population of cells and single-cell activity. She will present her work during the online event CadenceLIVE Europe 2021 on 19th October.

You can register for the event and see the celebratory video via the link below.

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Welcome Geethu Joseph

The Department of Microelectronics and CAS are welcoming dr. Geethu Joseph, who starts in August 2021 as a new Assistant Professor. Her expertise is in signal processing for communications, in particular machine learning, compressed sensing and sparse recovery on graphs and networks, as well as dynamical systems theory.

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Three awards for the Electronic Instrumentation (EI) group at PRORISC and SAFE 2021

The Electronic Instrumentation (EI) lab receives three awards at PRORISC and SAFE 2021

Last July 8-9 PRORISC and SAFE made a successful re-start after a one-year hiatus. This time the event was held online and, as we are proud to report, PhD candidates of the Electronic Instrumentation Lab received three awards. Roger Zamparette and Thije Rooijers won Best Poster Awards in the sessions on Sensing & Low Power and ADC & Analog, respectively, while Efraim Eland won the Best Presentation Award in the ADC & Analog session.