Supervisors

Nir Grossman (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
William Wisden (Life Sciences)
Paul Matthews (Medicine)

Physical means of brain stimulation, such as the use of implanted electrodes for deep brain stimulation (DBS), are a non-pharmacological means to probe and treat dysfunctional neural networks through direct control of circuit activity. DBS is used around the world to treat patients with severe movement and affective disorders but the risk from inserting electrodes into the brain limits the therapeutic impact of DBS and makes the exploration of new brain targets difficult. The overall aim of this PhD project is to develop a technology for non-invasive, arbitrary focal DBS in multiple brain regions to pave the way for new experimental frontiers and DBS therapies with reduced risk for patients.

Please contact the supervisors if you have any questions about the project and visit our How to Apply page.