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Joao Filipe Rodrigues Ribeiro

Post Doc
Microtechnology for Neuroelectronics
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João F. Ribeiro was born in 1986, in Guimarães, Portugal. Currently, he is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Microtechnology for Neuroelectronics laboratory (NetS3), Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genoa, Italy.

He received, in 2010, a MSc degree in industrial electronics engineering (specialization in microelectronics) from the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. After, he acquired laboratory experience by performing microfabrication tasks for different projects in CMEMS research centre for 1 year. In 2012, he began his PhD studies in thin-film electrochemical microsystems under Prof. L.M. Gonçalves and Prof. M.M. Silva supervision. During PhD, he spent ten months at the Laboratory of Reactivity and Chemistry of Solids (LRCS), University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France. In 2015, he received his PhD with the “Flexible thin-film lithium batteries” thesis, at CMEMS research centre, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal.

From 2016 to 2019, he developed silicon and polyimide-based passive implantable neuronal interfaces with electrical and optical capabilities in CMEMS research centre and International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal. During this period, he was appointed CMEMS research centre Integrated Member, collaborated with Costa Lab, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal for animal testing and was awarded the project “Thin-films based Fabry-Perot optical filters and PDMS coating µ-lenses for optical neural probes” (OpticalBrain, PTDC/CTM-REF/28406/2017) from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

In 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic years, he was appointed Guest Lecturer in the Department of Industrial Electronics from the University of Minho, teaching master courses about microelectronics, microsystems and digital/analogue integrated circuits.

In July 2019, he joined the NetS3 lab at IIT as a postdoctoral researcher for developing CMOS-based active neural interfaces, named SiNAPS technology. Then, he successfully applied for an individual EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellowship with the project “Toward monolithic CMOS-based neural probes for stable chronic recording and brain-machine interfaces” (ChroMOS, GA 896996). After this 2 years project, he began his role as a senior postdoctoral researcher in the same lab supervising postdocs and PhD students and being involved in different projects (e.g. EIC CrossBrain project, GA 101070908).

All Publications
Ribeiro J.F., Shepard K., Ruther P.
Editorial: Problems, strategies, and developments for high-density long-term chronic intracortical neural interfaces and their application
Frontiers in Neuroscience – Neural Technology, vol. 18
Editorial Journal
Perna A., Angotzi G.N., Berdondini L., Ribeiro J.F.
Advancing the interfacing performances of chronically implantable neural probes in the era of CMOS neuroelectronics
Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 17
Stubbendorff C., Ribeiro J.F., Orban G., Vincenzi M., Perna A., Angotzi G.N., Berdondini L.
A SiNAPS research platform for behavioral studies with implantable CMOS probes
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2023
Poster Conference
Giantomasi L., Ribeiro J.F., Barca-Mayo O., Malerba M., Miele E., De Pietri Tonelli D., Berdondini L.
Astrocytes actively support long-range molecular clock synchronization of segregated neuronal populations
Scientific Reports, vol. 13, (no. 1)
Ribeiro J.F., Angotzi G.N., Carpentieri L., Slesazeck S., Mikolajick T., Serrano-Gotarredona T., Duggento A., Conti A., Linares-Barranco B., Covi E., Gregurec D., Heidari H., Giugliano M., Berdondini L., Toschi N.
CROSSBRAIN: toward wireless, nano-invasive and MRI-compatible microbots for in-vivo electrophysiology and cross-modal neuromodulation in freely moving rodents
9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting
Poster Conference
Ribeiro J.F., Ruther P., Shepard K.
Frontiers in Neuroscience – Neural Technology