Mark is a biomedical devices engineer using his R&D skills in analog and digital electronics design, DSP & micro-controller embedded software development, RF communications, product design and biomedical device in several implantable neural stimulator and recorder projects. In particular Mark loves taking ideas from the research lab and turning them into elegant and practical prototypes that take a step closer to commercialisation.

Mark completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Communications, PIT/RMIT, 1979), and a Post Graduate Diploma (Digital Computer Engineering, RMIT, 1984). After graduating he has worked in cochlear implant development, starting with Australia’s first commercial device development in the 1980’s, and was later involved in several HEARing CRCs and the BVA bionic eye program.

Currently Mark is involved in the design and prototyping of neural interface devices such as implantable EEG monitoring and electrical stimulation devices, and their associated external wearable controllers and support systems. He is also involved in diagnostic system using external EEG and NIRs sensors. These projects often require custom electronic design, circuit simulation, printed circuit layout and construction, firmware development, testing and evaluation. A wide range of microcontrollers, DSP, FPGA, SoC and full-custom chips are used.

Mark also assists in student projects that may require specialised electronics and experimental equipment.

Mark’s specialisations include:

  • Design and manufacture of biomedical electronic devices and instrumentation.
  • Embedded software programming for implanted devices and their support systems, often involving Assembler, C++, Python, MATLAB, DSP, and other development languages.
  • Broad knowledge of neural stimulation and monitoring techniques and requirements for implantable devices.
  • Testing, Analysis, and Troubleshooting of prototype and commercial devices.

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Research projects

Implant to delay blindness

Epilepsy

Infant hearing