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Bionic Systems Group


Principal Investigator

Christopher Proctor leads the Bionic Systems Group. He received a B.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Physics from the University of Michigan in 2008. Following two years as a general scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he earned a Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he investigated loss mechanisms in organic photovoltaics (2015). Subsequently, Chris was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Whitaker International to develop implantable bioelectronic devices for treating neurological disorders in the Bioelectronics Department at the Ecole des Mines de St Etienne. He then joined the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate and Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellow. In 2020, Chris started as a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow and group leader in the Engineering Department.

Email: • Tel:+44 1223 748300 • @DrSeeProctor


Research Associates

Pelumi Oluwasanya has a first class BSc in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Olabisi Onabanjo University. He also holds Masters degrees in Signal Processing and Communications as well as Sensor Technologies and Applications from the University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, respectively. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge which was focused on developing portable and non-intrusive sensors for monitoring air pollution. He is a member of both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). His current research focus is to develop novel high spatiotemporal resolution implantable devices and technologies for therapeutic drug delivery in people with chronic neuro conditions.





Lawrence Coles received his integrated Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2019, where he worked on using capacitors for non-invasive respiration rate monitoring. In 2019, he joined the Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future CDT. His PhD focusses on using flexible materials to produce minimally invasive Electrocorticography arrays for both sensing and stimulation of the cortical surface.






Gavin Summers received his M.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2019 from Newcastle University where his dissertation focused on the characterisation of thermoelectric materials. Following on from an internship during his undergraduate studies he then started working as a specialist in smart home and electronics at Beko PLC's research and development centre in Cambridge. As a Ph.D. student he will focus on developing a scalable multi-analyte platform for biomolecules with a view towards industrialisation.





Nida Duobaite is an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, on her way to receive MEng & BA Degrees in Engineering. She specialises in the field of Electrical and Information Engineering. As her final year project, Nida is focusing on optimising an implantable stimulator system for rehabilitation from spinal cord injury.







Marie-Joe Stoeri is a graduate student at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. After finishing her BA degree in Microengineering, she started her Master in Robotics and specializes in bioelectronic and neuroengineering. For her Master’s project, Marie-Joe is focusing on simulating diffusion of drugs in the brain to aid the development of drug delivery technologies.