A/Prof. David Garrett (ARC Future Fellow) from RMIT University delivered an invited talk to QMNC's March Webinar. Prof. Garrett provided a snapshot on his work on neuron-electronic interfaces using a wide range of materials and architecture from diamond, graphene, to carbon fibers. His devices show promising potentials for bio implantation applications including restoring vision (bionic eyes), regaining the sense of sound (cochlea implant), and decoding neural activities (brain-machine interface). What a fantastic talk and many thanks, Dave! [Link for abstract]
Dr. Phan will lead a new research program (Griffith Spotlight) entitled "Integrated Microelectronic Platform for Advanced health-Care and Therapy - IMPACT" together with Dr. Claudio Pizzolato from Menzies Health Institute. The program will fund two full time research associates (one in Phan's lab and one in Pizzolato's lab) to develop wearable devices and data analysis algorithms for personal health care applications. Phan is also a CI of another project funded this round and led by Prof. Paulo De Souza.
Research at Phan's lab featured in the Australia's most popular newspapers such as Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, and Western Australia Today.