Panagiotis Kassanos, PhD, MIEEE

Research Associate, The Hamlyn Centre, Institute of Global Health Innovation

Imperial College London

Room B438 Bessemer Building

Panagiotis Kassanos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1983. He received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from University College London (UCL), London, U.K., in 2006 and 2012, respectively.

He held a Post-Doctoral EPSRC Ph.D. + Research Fellowship (now known as the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Award) from 2010 to 2011 and was a Research Associate from 2011 to 2013 with the Analog and Biomedical Electronics Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL. Between 2013-2014, he was an Honorary Research Associate with the Biomedical Engineering Research Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, City University, London. He is currently a Research Associate with the Hamlyn Centre, Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Department of Computing, Imperial College, London working on the Smart Sensing for Surgery (SSS) EPSRC project.

His current research interests include CMOS analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for biomedical, sensor and signal processing applications, and sensor design.

Dr Kassanos is a memeber of the IEEE and the IEEE CAS society and is an active reviewer of IEEE CAS conferences and journals.

Overview

My research is centered mainly around biomedical applications, essentially sensing technologies for monitoring various physiological parameters. The main aim of my work is thus focused on the development of miniaturized low-power implantable and point-of-care systems for the early detection and monitoring of various conditions. Applications range from detection of cancer biomarkers in blood and urine samples to tissue monitoring. This is an interdisciplinary research field and some of my work is on the develpment of discrete electronics platforms (PCB's) for proof of concept and design specification development. This allows the design of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) using CMOS technology, which is one of my main research interests. These microchips are essentially miniaturized and optimized versions of the larger scale PCB-based discrete systems. Of course, everything is driven by the application and the sensors. Hence, another part of my work is associated with sensor design.

Applications

The applications I have worked in the past and that I am currently interested in are early cancerous tissue detection, biomolecular sensing (using e.g. affinity-based biosensors with antibodies, etc), tissue ischemia monitoring in surgical applications such as gastrointestinal tract anastomosis and tissue culturing platforms. The techniques I deploy for these are mainly electrical and electrochemical, with a particular focus on Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Tomography (EIT) and more recently Ion Selective Electrode technogies (ISE). Finally, I am also intested and have experience in wearbale technologies, neural stimulators and various aspects of inductive temetry for implanted devices. My current work focuses of flexible printed sensors.