Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St. Etienne

Professor and Head of Department of Bioelectronics

BS, Physics, Aristotle University, Greece PhD, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands George Malliaras is interested in the interfacing of electronics and biology. His research group is using organic electronic devices to engineer high quality brain interfaces that record and stimulate neurons in a minimally invasive and multi-modal (electrical, biochemical, etc.) manner. Such devices have applications in helping understand how the brain works and in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. After his two year postdoc at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California, Dr. Malliaras joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Lester B. Knight Director of the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility. Dr. Malliaras subsequently moved to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in France where he chairs the Department of Bioelectronics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and serves as an associate editor for Science Advances.

  • J. Rivnay, P. Leleux, M. Ferro, M. Sessolo, A. Williamson, D.A. Koutsouras, D. Khodagholy, M. Ramuz, X. Strakosas, R.M. Owens, C. Benar, J.-M. Badier, C. Bernard, and G.G. Malliaras. High Performance Transistors for Bioelectronics Through Tuning of Channel Thickness. Sci. Adv. 2015
  • D. Khodagholy, J. Rivnay, M. Sessolo, M. Gurfinkel, P. Leleux, L.H. Jimison, E. Stavrinidou, T. Herve, S. Sanaur, R.M. Owens, and G.G. Malliaras. High transconductance organic electrochemical transistors. Nature Comm. 2013
  • D. Khodagholy, T. Doublet, P. Quilichini, M. Gurfinkel, P. Leleux, A. Ghestem, E. Ismailova, T. Herve, S. Sanaur, C. Bernard, and G.G. Malliaras. In vivo recordings of brain activity using organic transistors. Nature Comm. 2013
  • 2000 NSF Career Award
  • 2005 DuPont Young Professor Award
  • 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry;


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    I am delighted, honored, and humbled to receive the Blavatnik Award, which I owe to the hard work of my students – they have been a constant source of energy and inspiration for me.