Dr Christopher Proctor

Interests

Chris's research is focused on engineering devices and developing materials to enable a seamless connection between electronics and living tissue in order to address intractable disorders. On going project themes include:

Electrophoretic drug delivery: We are leveraging the ion conductivity of polymers to develop implantable devices that can deliver drugs precisely when and where they are needed. We showed this to be a promising method for managing epileptic seizures. We are currently testing the efficacy of this approach for treating pathologies such as brain tumours and Parkinson’s disease.

Flexible devices for neural interfaces: We explore the application of organic electronic materials patterned onto flexible polymeric substrates in neural interfacing aiming to understand how the brain works and to develop new tools to address neurological disorders.

Research Focus

Keywords

bioelectronics

epilepsy

implants

neuroengineering

brain computer interface

Clinical conditions

Cancers

Epilepsy

Parkinson's disease

Equipment

Electrophoretic drug delivery

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Microscopy

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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Key publications

Proctor CM, Slezia A, Kaszas A, Ghestham A, del Agua I, Pappa AM, Bernard C, Williamson A, Malliaras G (2018), “Electrophoretic drug delivery for seizure control” Science Advances Vol(4), eaau1291