Our goal as developers of advanced neurotechnologies is first and foremost to help those who are suffering from neurological diseases. Given our experience in epilepsy, Carbon Cybernetics is focused on ultra-small accuracy seizure monitoring devices that can apply interventions to stop seizures before they start.
Carbon Cybernetics was born at the University of Melbourne in Prof. David Garrett’s Carbon Biomaterials research group and Prof. Steven Prawer’s Advanced Carbon Materials research program. As a part of this large team, Dr. Nick Apollo and Dr. Matias Maturana collaborated to develop neural interfacing electrodes built from graphene, carbon nanotubes, and other carbon-based nano-materials.
The high performance and soft, flexible nature of these electrodes made them ideal candidates for implementation into a robust, chronically-implanted electrode array built to last a lifetime.
Dr Matias Maturana
Matias completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research focused on the electrical stimulation of neurons. As a postdoc, Matias worked on a clinical trial of deep brain stimulation for epilepsy using a special research device capable of recording brain activity. His research focus is in seizure prediction and management.
Dr. Nick Apollo
Nick completed his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and PhD in physics. He was previously an NIH Training Fellow in Neurotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he works as a Sr. Scientist and Sensor Engineer in the continuous glucose monitoring industry. His research interests include microfabrication, electrochemistry, and materials science.
A/Prof. David Garrett
Associate Professor David J. Garrett is an internationally regarded research scientist invested in developing high performance electrodes for use inside the body. He holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship award and leads a research group at RMIT University. David has ten years of innovation in medical device technology, particularly in novel materials for neural interface applications.
Prof. Steven Prawer
Professor Prawer is a world leader in diamond science and technology, has published over 410 journal papers and in 2010 was elected to the Australian Academy of Science. He has a long history of successful leadership in large multidisciplinary projects including the High-Acuity Arm of Bionics Vision Australia where he commercialised novel diamond devices for retinal implant technology. He also spearheaded the University of Melbourne’s entry into the world of quantum computing and co-founded Quantum Communications Victoria which produced the first commercial prototype of a single photon source.
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