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Research project

Optogenetics-inspired photoelectric memories based on flexible nanogap electrodes

Project overview

Round 5 UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship award:
The objective of this research programme is the development of photonic artificial synapses based on high-speed photodetectors and multi-level memristors performing neuromorphic functions for in-memory computing and artificial visual memory applications. Its uniqueness lies in the combinatorial use of coplanar nanogap flexible electrodes, designed to match the real dimensions of biological neurons, fabricated with a reliable manufacturing technique (adhesion lithography), and advanced materials from the perovskite and polyoxometalate families.


Lead researcher

Dr Dimitra Georgiadou PhD FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • green manufacturing of flexible nanoelectronic devices
  • photonic synapses for neuromorphic computing
  • solution-processed non-toxic materials

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Niloufar Raeis-Hosseini,
& Christos Papavassiliou
, 2022 , ACS Applied Electronic Materials , 5 (1) , 138--145
Type: article
Mahmoud Wagih,
Leonardo Balocchi,
Francesca Benassi,
Nuno B. Carvalho,
J.-C. Chiao,
Ricardo Correia,
Alessandra Costanzo,
Yepu Cui,
Carolina Gouveia,
Jasmin Grosinger,
John S. Ho,
Kexin Hu,
Sam Lemey,
Caroline Loss,
Gaetano Marrocco,
Paul Mitcheson,
Valentina Palazzi,
Nicoletta Panunzio,
Giacomo Paolini,
Pedro Pinho,
Josef Preishuber-Pflugl,
Yasser Qaragoez,
Hamed Rahmani,
Hendrik Rogier,
Jose Romero Lopera,
Luca Roselli,
Dominique Schreurs,
Manos Tentzeris,
Xi Tian,
Ricardo Torres,
Patrick Van Torre,
Dieff Vital,
, 2022 , IEEE Journal of Microwaves
Type: review
Ioulianna Panidi,
Theresa Schoetz,
& Themistoklis Prodromakis
, 2022 , Advanced Functional Materials , 32 (23)
Type: review
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