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Dr. Matt Cole

Group Head
(+44) 01225 386322 | m.t.cole@bath.ac.uk

Henry Jones

Postgraduate Summer Intern
(+44) 01223 386322 | hrj28@bath.ac.uk

Alion Kovaci

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 386322 | ak2688@bath.ac.uk

Adrien Gaonac'h

Undergraduate Intern
(+44) 01223 386322 | adrien.gaonach@hotmail.fr

Dr. Siva Sivaraya

Research Technician
(+44) 01223 386734 | ss414@bath.ac.uk

Adrián Sixto Abal

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 386322 | asa80@bath.ac.uk

Mafalda Ribeiro

MRes / PhD Candidate
(+44) 01223 386322 | mr611@bath.ac.uk

Current Group Members

Dr. Siva Sivaraya

Siva is a Research Technician in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. He supports research activities in the area of micro/nanofabrication and CVD growth. He received B.Sc(Hons) in Physics from the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and PhD in Physics from the University of Bath. He taught Physics at the University of Jaffna and held Post-doctoral positions at the University of Bath, UK and Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. He was recipient of the Claude Leon foundation fellowship for the postdoctoral studies in South Africa, Overseas Research Scholarship for the PhD studies in the UK and the Arunachalam Mahadeva Memorial Prize for the best performance in the Special degree Examinations in Physics.


Henry Jones

Henry has recently completed a Masters Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath and is currently a postgraduate research intern in the group. His research focusses on the development of near imperceptible electronic skin which can be applied by novel transfer processes. His research sees him transfer printed nano circuits onto 3D printed anatomical analogues to demonstrate functioning circuitry. He is interested communications electronics as well as biosensors/bioelectronics. Throughout his time at University he has been a member of the Boat Club, competing at high level national competitions, BUCS and at Henley Royal regatta.

Thesis: Nanomaterial-based electronic skin


Alion Kovaci

Alion is currently studying for a Masters in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. Prior, Alion graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth, and from a Computer Networks course from the Institute of Vocational Training AKMI in Athens, Greece. He has experience in control, embedded systems programming, and design. During his studies he has gained experience in autonomous navigation using Robotic operating systems. He has worked as a web developer and currently is am a member of the Path Planning Team as part of Bath University's Racing team. His extracurricular activities include playing the guitar and piano.

Thesis: Design, Build & Test of a Low-Cost Drone Platform


Adrián Sixto Abal

Adrián is currently studying for a Masters in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. He is currently working remotely as Electrical Engineer for a Spanish shipyard. Prior, Adrián graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vigo, Spain. He has experience in electrical design, programming and embedded systems. His extracurricular activities include playing sports and traveling.

Thesis: Design, Build & Test of a Low-Cost Drone Platform


Adrien Gaonac'h

Adrien is a visiting undergraduate summer intern studying for a Masters in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rennes, France.

Thesis: Realising a Low-Cost Drone Concept


Mafalda Ribeiro

Mafalda is currently studying on the intergated MRes / PhD programme in Computer Science as part of the UKRI's Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible, and Transparent AI (ART-AI) at the University of Bath. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath, with a final year project focusing on the development of a microfluidic multielectrode arrays for the detection of cellular electrical activity. She also has experience in IC digital design and verification from a year long placement at Intel, where she also published a paper on Design-for-Test automation for a Synopsys User Group Conference. She is supervised by Dr Metcalfe and Co-Supervised by Dr Cole. Outside of engineering, Mafalda enjoys travelling and painting.

Thesis: Controlling the Growth of Cultured Neuronal Networks for the Creation of Animats


Group Alumni

Joe Capper - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MEng, '18-'19)
Jake Millidge - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MEng, '18-'19)
Greg Spratt - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (BEng, '18-'19)
Matthew Walker - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MEng, '18-'19)
Yangrui Liu - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MSc, '17-'18)
Lewis Margetts - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MEng, '17-'18)
Ellie Christianakis - University of Bath, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (MEng, '17-'18)
Dr Clare Collins - University of Cambridge, EPSRC Doctoral Training Center in Ultra-Precision (PhD, '14-'17)
Dr Moon Kang - University of Cambridge, Electrical Engineering Division (PhD, '13-'17)
Dr Richard Parmee - University of Cambridge, Electrical Engineering Division (PhD, '12-'18)
Emily Williams - University of Cambridge, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '16-'17)
Kate Sanders - University of Cambridge, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '16-'17)
Prof. Xuesong Yuan - Visiting Assoc. Prof., University of Electronic Science & Technology of China ('15-'16)
Ningli Zhou - Visiting PhD Student, Peking University (Visiting MSc student, '15-'16)
Vito Cientanni - University of Cambridge, Center for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology (PhD Mini-Project, '15-'16)
James Xiao - University of Cambridge, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '14-'15)
Matthew Griffiths - University of Cambridge, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '13-'14)
Jeffrey Lee - University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering (MEng, '13-'14)
James Dolan - University of Cambridge, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '12-'13)

Joining Us

PhD Positions

We are currently seeking students for PhD, MSc, MRes and MEng projects related to the groups core research activities. In the first instance, applicants should contact Dr Cole with an up to date CV. For information on sources of funding please consult the Universitys Doctoral College, the Brian Nicholson Scholarship, the Ko Scholarship, the Whorrod Studentship, the China Scholarship Council, and the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres. Further details are avilable on the Departments research funding pages.

A high-ranked Bachelor's or Master's degree (>2i or equivalent) in a suitable Engineering discipline, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics is required. Prior research experience is an advantage. Further information on applying to the University, fees and funding is available here.



Current Funded PhD Studentships Available

  • Investigating the Nanoscale Synthesis of 2D Materials for Advanced Flexible Electronics - Further Details
  • Novel Layered 2D Nanomaterial Heterostructures for Advanced Electron Emission Systems - Further Details


  • Post-Doctoral Opportunities

    If you are interested in joining the group for postdoctoral research, please contact Dr Cole in the first instance with an up to date CV. For information on sources of Fellowship funding please consult;