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Research interests


Dr Metcalfe was an RB & SE Whorrod scholar as well as the B Nicholson scholar at the University of Bath. He has worked as a consultant engineer on many low-power signal processing projects and has been awarded multiple patents in this area. His research interests lie in the areas of biomedical signal processing and neural engineering. Potential PhD students interested in these areas should contact Dr Metcalfe directly.

Research interests

  • Advanced neural interfaces
  • Biologically inspired autonomous systems
  • Biomedical signal processing for both in-vivo and ex-vivo applications
  • Neuronal modeling and computing

Willing to supervise PhD

Ben is able to supervise PhD students and currently has a PhD studentship available. Interested candidates should contact Ben to learn more.

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Projects 2018 2020

A Dichotomic Vagus Nerve Interface

Metcalfe, B.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2014 2018

A compact, low-cost unmanned surface vehicle for shallow inshore applications

Metcalfe, B., Thomas, B., Treloar, A., Rymansaib, Z., Hunter, A. & Wilson, P., 23 Mar 2018, 2017 Intelligent Systems Conference, IntelliSys 2017. IEEE, p. 961-968 8 p. 8324246

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A Reconfigurable Architecture for Implementing Locally Connected Neural Arrays

Graham-Harper-Cater, J., Clarke, C., Metcalfe, B. & Wilson, P., 26 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 2018 SAI Computing Conference. Curran Associates

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

A reconfigurable architecture for real-time digital simulation of neurons

Wilson, P., Metcalfe, B., Graham-Harper-Cater, J. & Bailey, J. A., 23 Mar 2018, 2017 Intelligent Systems Conference, IntelliSys 2017. IEEE, Vol. 2018-January. p. 66-75 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Reconfigurable architectures
Reconfigurable Architectures
Digital Simulation

Detecting Sacral Nerve Signals For Artificial Bladder Control In Spinal Cord Injury: A New Cuff Electrode Design

Granger, N., Metcalfe, B., Grego, T., Sadrafshari, S., Donaldson, N. & Taylor, J., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
1 Citations

First Demonstration of Velocity Selective Recording from the Pig Vagus using a Nerve Cuff shows Respiration Afferents

Metcalfe, B., Nielsen, T., Donaldson, N., Hunter, A. J. & Taylor, J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Biomedical Engineering Letters. 8, 1, p. 127-136 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Signal to noise ratio
Differential amplifiers



Innovative Microelectronic Signal Processing Techniques for the Recording and Analysis of the Human Electroneurogram

Author: Metcalfe, B., 12 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Clarke, C. (Supervisor) & Taylor, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD