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Adam Williamson

Adam Williamson, Postdoc


Hi ! I'm Adam Williamson ...

I am a postdoc at the Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS), Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France, working for Dr. Christophe Bernard since April 2014. I am a recipient of the ERC Starting Grant 2016:

My research is currently focused on in vitro and in vivo applications for organic electronics in physiological and pathophysiological neuronal networks. This is part of a partnership between INS and Prof. George Malliaras (the Department of Bioelectronics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France).

Here are some examples:

1) Jonsson, Inal, Uguz, Williamson, Kergoat, Rivnay, Khodagholy, Berggren, Bernard, Malliaras, Simon, Bioelectronic neural pixel: Chemical stimulation and electrical sensing at the same site, PNAS, 13, 34, 9440–9445 (2016) Impact Factor: 9.423

2) Williamson, Rivnay, Kergoat, Jonsson, Inal, Uguz, Ferro, Ivanov, Sjöström, Simon, Berggren, Malliaras, Bernard, Controlling Epileptiform Activity with Organic Electronic Ion Pumps, Advanced Materials, 27, 20, 3138-44, (2015) (Cover article!) Impact Factor: 15.409

3) Williamson, Ferro, Leleux, Ismailova, Kaszas, Doublet, Quilichini, Rivnay, Rózsa, Katona, Bernard, Malliaras, Localized Neuron Stimulation with Organic Electrochemical Transistors on Delaminating Depth Probes, Advanced Materials, 27, 30, 4405-4410 (2015) Impact Factor: 15.409

4) Rivnay, Leleux, Ferro, Sessolo, Williamson, Koutsouras, Khodagholy, Ramuz, Strakosas, Owens, Benar, Badier, Bernard, Malliaras, High Performance Transistors for Bioelectronics Through Tuning of Channel Thickness, Science Advances, 1, 4 (2015) Impact Factor: Science Advances, impact coming in 2017


I received my B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University, USA, where my work was focused on the fabrication and optimization of silicon transistors with Professor Richard Gale. In 2011 I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität Ilmenau (TUI), Germany, where my work was focused on the integration of nano-structures into silicon photodiodes with Prof. Martin Hoffmann (the Department of Micromechanical Systems, TUI, Germany). Subsequent work focused on the integration of plasmonic nano-structures into organic solar cells.

Here is an example:

Williamson, McClean, Leipold, Zerulla, Runge, The design of efficient surface-plasmon-enhanced ultra-thin polymer-based solar cells, Applied Physics Letters, 99, 093307 (2011) Impact Factor: 3.794


From 2011 to 2014 I worked as a postdoc at TUI with Prof. Schober (the Department of Nano-Biosystem Technology, TUI, Germany), where my work was focused on nanostructure-enhanced electrophysiology and artificial synapse technology.

Here are some examples:

Williamson, Schumann, Hiller, Klefenz, Hoerselmann, Husar, Schober, Synaptic Behavior and STDP of Asymmetric Nanoscale Memristors in Biohybrid Systems, Nanoscale, 5, 16, 7297-303 (2013) Impact Factor: 7.394

Williamson, Singh, Fernekorn, Schober, The future of the patient-specific Body-on-a-chip, Lab Chip, 13, 18, 3471-80 (2013) Impact Factor: 5.748

Fernekorn, Hampl, Augspurger, Hildmann, Weise, Klett, Läffert, Gebinoga, Williamson, Schober, In vitro cultivation of biopsy derived primary hepatocytes leads to a more metabolic genotype in perfused 3D scaffolds than static 3D cell culture, RSC Advances, 3, 16558-16568 (2013) Impact Factor: 3.708

Schober, Fernekorn, Singh, Schlingloff, Gebinoga, Hampl, Williamson, Mimicking the biological world: Methods for the 3D structuring of cellular substrates, Engineering in Life Sciences, 13, 4, 352-367 (2013) Impact Factor: 2.485