Prof Alan Murray




+44(0)131 6505589


2.074 Faraday Building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Bioengineering

Research Theme: 

  • Bioengineering

Academic Qualifications: 

  • B.Sc. Ph.D

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • I.L.T.M., C.Eng., F.I.E.E., F.I.E.E.E., F.R.S.E.


  • Fundamentals of Electronics, Electromagnetism, VLSI Design, Neuromorphic VLSI

Research Interests: 

Introduction to Bioengineering and Project IMPACT

You can watch this video on Media Hopper or on YouTube.

Neural Computation

Algorithms, Architectures and Applications of Artificial Neural Networks - with particular interests in Spiking Computation and Probabilistic Computation.

Novel Approaches to VLSI Design

Neural and other "funny" VLSI - to address problems of computation with the noisy, imperfect medium that is Deep-Sub-Micron VLSI.

Silicon-Biology Interface

Particular interests include bio-sensing and the interface between live nerve cells and silicon ships.

Biomedical Sensing

Silicon technology can now be integrated with sensors of temperature, pH, oxygen concentration and of biological molecules. This allows chips to be developed that can monitor the body from the inside and in great detail. This is the principle that drives the 2013-2018, 5.2M pounds sterling EPSRC Programme Grant Project, IMPACT - Implanted Microsystems for Personal Annt-Cancer Treatment.


  • Neural Computation and VLSI

Further Information: 

  • Outside interests : Music (especially folk music - playing and listening) and Rupert Bear