UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Prof Andreas Demosthenous

Prof Andreas Demosthenous

Professor of Analogue & Biomedical Electronics

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2000

Research summary

Research interests include integrated circuits and systems and signal processing for biomedical applications. In particular, bio-signal detection and conditioning/actuating, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication and power delivery, as applied in implantable, wearable, portable or disposable active medical devices, e.g., vestibular and cochlear implants, spinal cord implants, hearing aids, neurostimulators, lab-on-chip electrical/optical biosensors, electrical impedance tomography/spectroscopy instruments, point-of-care medical devices and bioelectronic medicines.

Teaching summary

ELEC0009 - Analog Electronics

ELEC0131 - Analogue CMOS Integrated Circuit Design and Applications (Masters Level)


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1998
Aston University
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1994
University of Leicester
First Degree, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) | 1992


Professor Andreas Demosthenous (FIEEE, FIET, CEng) received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from the University of Leicester, Leicester, U.K., in 1992; the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Technology from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K., in 1994; and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London (UCL), London, U.K., in 1998. He is the Research Director in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (he led the REF2014 submission of his department) and leads the Bioelectronics Group. His research interests include analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuits for biomedical, sensor and signal processing applications. He has made outstanding contributions to improving safety and performance in integrated circuit design for active medical devices such as spinal cord and brain stimulators. He has numerous collaborations for cross-disciplinary research, both within the UK and internationally. He has published over 300 articles in journals and international conference proceedings, several book chapters, and holds several patents. He has been co-recipient of a number of best paper awards and has graduated over 25 PhD students.

Professor Demosthenous is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and serves on the International Advisory Board of Physiological Measurement. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (2008-12), and served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs as Deputy Editor-in-Chief (2014-15) and Associate Editor (2006-07). He has been a member of the Technical Programme Committee of several IEEE conferences including the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), Neural Engineering (NER) and the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS).

Professor Demosthenous is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE; Class of 2018) for contributions to integrated circuits for active medical devices, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).