Personal profile

Research interests

Interested in All Programmable System on Chip (APSoC) neuromorphic designs with applications in pervasive healthcare (smell recognition, body hydration, unobtrusive health monitoring).

Other research interests include: Pattern recognition on neuromorphic software/hardware systems, Machine learning for neuronal data, Data processing in olfaction, Signal processing in gas sensors, Smart sensors (edge processing), Digital controllers.


Current research activities:
- portable (air balloon flown) outdoor air quality monitoring low cost/energy systems
- integrated olfactive, taste and colour recognition platform for pervasive body hydration systems;
- low cost CH4 monitoring systems

Educational background

-   PhD (Magna cum Laude) in Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2008. “Contributions to the analysis, synthesis and implementation of applications with intelligent sensorial systems: The electronic nose”.

-   MSc in Physics (Solid state), Babes Bolyai University, Romania, 1998.

-   BEng (Hons) in Engineering Physics, Babes Bolyai University, Romania, 1997.

-   PgCert, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Anglia Ruskin University, 2012.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

External Examiner, University of Huddersfield


  • Electronic engineering
  • System on Chip
  • Olfaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Signal processing
  • Gas Sensors

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