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Dr Paulo Rocha has a Licenciatura degree in Systems and Informatics, a Master degree in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering and a PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Algarve, Portugal with a scholarship by the prestigious Dutch Polymer Institute in Eindhoven, The Netherlands  

Before joining the University of Bath in November 2016, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the world leading research institute Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany in the Department of Molecular Electronics. 


Paulo is interested in Bioelectronics. 


  • bioelectronics
  • cell signaling
  • microalgae
  • HAB

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Research Output

  • 15 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

An Energy Harvester for Low-Frequency Electrical Signals

Wang, X., Wilson, P., Leite, R., Chen, G., Freitas, H., Asadi, K., Smits, E., Katsouras, I. & Rocha, P., 1 Apr 2020, In : Energy Technology. 2000114 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Bioelectrical understanding and engineering of cell biology

Schofield, Z., Meloni, G. N., Tran, P., Zerfass, C., Sena, G., Hayashi, Y., Grant, M., Contera, S. A., Minteer, S. D., Kim, M., Prindle, A., Rocha, P., Djamgoz, M. B. A., Pilizota, T., Unwin, P. R., Asally, M. & Soyer, O. S., 31 May 2020, In : Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 17, 166, 1 p., 20200013.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

Extracellular Electrophysiology in the Prostate Cancer Cell Model PC-3

Cabello, M., Ge, H., Aracil, C., Moschou, D., Estrela, P., Quero, J. M., Pascu, S. & Rocha, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 1, 11 p., 139.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

Collective electrical oscillations of a diatom population induced by dark stress

Rocha, P., Silva, A. D., Godinho, L., Dane, W., Estrela, P., Vandamme, L. K. J., Pereira-Leal, J., De Leeuw, D. M. & Leite, R. B., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 5484 (2018).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    39 Downloads (Pure)

    An electrical method to measure low-frequency collective and synchronized cell activity using extracellular electrodes

    Medeiros, M. C. R., Mestre, A., Inácio, P., Asgarif, S., Araújo, I. M., Hubbard, P. C., Velez, Z., Cancela, M. L., Rocha, P. R. F., de Leeuw, D. M., Biscarini, F. & Gomes, H. L., 1 Sep 2016, In : Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research. 10, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 14 Citations (Scopus)
    220 Downloads (Pure)