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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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A Dichotomic Vagus Nerve Interface

Metcalfe, B.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output

Detecting Bladder Fullness from Sacral Roots: The First Step

Metcalfe, B., Sadrafshari, S., Granger, N., Grego, T., Donaldson, N. & Taylor, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Integrating Digital Tools and Technologies for Assessment

Valero, M. & Metcalfe, B., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

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 Science and Information (SAI) Computing Conference. Arai, K., Kapoor, S. & Bhatia, R. (eds.). Curran Associates, p. 76-92 17 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 857).

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

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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


Optimised Architectures and Implementations for Efficient Neuromorphic Hardware Design

Author: Graham-Harper-Cater, J., 4 Sep 2019

Supervisor: Metcalfe, B. (Supervisor) & Wilson, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD