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Driscoll Research Group



I worked on my PhD at the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) and at the University of Tübingen in Germany, where I proposed to utilise ferroelectric materials for bioelectronic interfacing in neuroprosthetic devices such as retinal implants or deep brain stimulators for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Since April 2021, I am continuing my research in Cambridge by investigating the microstructure property relationship in thin ferroelectric HfO2 layers, which is one of the most promising ferroelectric materials for future bioelectronic and memory applications, due to its outstanding properties at the nanoscale and its compatibility with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.


Key publications: 

M. T. Becker “Charge injection capacity of ferroelectric microelectrodes for bioelectronic applications”, AIP Advances 11, 065106 (2021);

M. Becker, C. J. Burkhard, B. Schroeppel, R. Kleiner and D. Koelle “Rayleigh analysis and dielectric dispersion in polycrystalline 0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3-0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 ferroelectric thin films by domain-wall pinning element modeling” J. Appl. Phys. 128, 154103 (2020);

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