Professor George Malliaras

University position


Professor George Malliaras is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Engineering


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Research Theme

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


My research is in bioelectronics, specifically the application of organic electronic materials to interfacing with the brain, aiming to understand how the brain works and to develop new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. Among my groupís recent achievements are (i) the development of ultra-conformable microelectrode arrays for recording corticograms, recently used in the clinic to record single neuron activity from the surface of the brain of epileptic patients, (ii) the first use of a transistor in recording brain activity, resulting in record-high signal-to-noise ratio, and (iii) the development of an electrophoretic device that stops epileptiform activity in a brain slice model through localized drug delivery. I am also interested in applying what we learn from the brain to develop neuromorphic devices and systems.

Research Focus



implantable devices


neuromorphic devices

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Cell culture

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Field potential recording