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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. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the IIT-NetS3 laboratory (research line: Microtechnology for Neuroelectronics), 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 a 1-year research experience at CMEMS research centre (University of Minho) microfabrication lab, 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 thesis “Flexible thin-film lithium batteries”, 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.

Since July 2019, he has been working on developing active neural interfaces at IIT-NetS3 laboratory, responsible for the MEMS post-processing of SiNAPS-based neural probes. From October 2020 to November 2022 he was a MSCA-IF research fellow with the project “Toward monolithic CMOS based neural probes for stable chronic recording and brain machine interfaces” (ChroMOS, GA 896996) at IIT-NetS3 laboratory.

All Publications
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)
Article Journal
Perna A., Ribeiro J. F., Orban G., Vincenzi M., Boi F., Angotzi G. N., Berdondini L.
Impact of Tip Size and Shape on the Insertion Force of Implantable CMOS Neural Probes
11th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER)
Conference Paper Conference
Ribeiro J.F., Perna A., Orban G., Vincenzi M., Boi F., Angotzi G.N., Berdondini L.
Active CMOS-based neural probes for chronic experiments: ChroMOS probes
VIB Conference Series - Neurotechnologies
Poster Conference
Boi F., Angotzi G.N., Ribeiro J.F., Vincenzi M., Locarno A., Tonini R., Berdondini L.
A flexible and scalable CMOS-based neural probe technology for high-density full-band extracellualr brain mapping
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2022
Poster Conference
Giantomasi L., Ribeiro J.F., Barca-Mayo O., De Pietri Tonelli D., Berdondini L.
Astrocytes as active channel for the molecular clock synchronization among segregated neural populations
FENS Forum 2022
Poster Conference
Ribeiro J.F., Ruther P., Shepard K.
Frontiers in Neuroscience – Neural Technology