Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Room 2 East 4.16

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386051

Email: p.rocha@bath.ac.uk

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Dr Paulo R. F. Rocha

BSc, MSc, PhD

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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 and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Algarve, Portugal with a scholarship by the Dutch Polymer Institute in Eindhoven, The Netherlands  

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

 

Research

Paulo is interested in the electrical characterisation of thin film electronic devices such as field effect transistors, diodes and MIS capacitor structures. His research activities span from Resistive Random Access Memories, degradation of Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Bioelectronics. Currently, his research focus in the interaction between electronic devices and living cells. Specifically on the electrical detection of C6 Glioma cells, Primary Rat Hippocampus Neurons and Diatoms.

 Projects where Paulo has been involved are:

  • Monitoring the electrical activity of cells
  • Implantable Organic Nano-Electronics  - I-ONE
  • Forming process in metal oxide light emitting diodes
  • Reconfigurable Radio over Fiber Network – RoFnet
  • Integration Strategies for IP over WDM Networks

 

Publications

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

1.      P. R. F. Rocha, M. C. R. Medeiros, U. Kintzel, J. Vogt, Inês M. Araújo, A. L. G. Mestre, V. Mailänder, P. Schlett, M. Dröge, L. Schneider, F. Biscarini, D. M. de Leeuw,  H. L. Gomes, “Extracellular electrical recording of pH-triggered bursts in C6 glioma cell populations”, Sci. Adv., 2,  e1600516 (2016)

2.       P. R. F. Rocha, P. Schlett, U. Kintzel, V. Mailänder, L. K. J. Vandamme, G. Zeck, H. L. Gomes, F. Biscarini, and D. M. de Leeuw, “Electrochemical noise and impedance of Au electrode/electrolyte interfaces enabling extracellular detection of glioma cell populations”, Sci. Rep., 6, 34843 (2016)

3.       M. C.R. Medeiros, A. Mestre, P. Inácio, S. Asgarif, I. M. Araújo, P. C. Hubbard, Z. Velez, M. L. Cancela, P. R. F. Rocha, D. M. de Leeuw, F. Biscarini, H. L. Gomes, “An electrical method to measure low-frequency collective and synchronized cell activity using extracellular electrodes”, Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research 10, 1-8 (2016)

4.       B. F. Bory, P. R. F. Rocha, H. L. Gomes, D. M. de Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers, “Unipolar resistive switching in metal oxide/organic semiconductor non-volatile memories as a critical phenomenon”, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 205503 (2015)

5.       P. R. F. Rocha, P. Schlett, L. Schneider, M. Dröge, V. Mailänder, H. L. Gomes, P. W. M. Blom and   D. M. de Leeuw, “Low frequency electric current noise in glioma cell populations”, J. Mater. Chem. B, J. Mater. Chem. B, 3, 5035-5039 (2015)

6.       P. R. F. Rocha, H. Gomes, K. Asadi, I. Katsouras, B. Bory, F. Verbakel, P. van de Weijer, S. C. J. Meskers and D. M. de Leeuw, “Sudden death of organic light-emitting diodes”, Org. Electron., 20, 89-96 (2015)

7.       B. F. Bory, P. R. F. Rocha, R. A. J. Janssen, H. L. Gomes, D. M. de Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers, “Lithium Fluoride Injection Layers Can Form Quasi-Ohmic Contacts for Both Holes and Electrons”, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 123302 (2014)

8.       P. R. F. Rocha, A. Kiazadeh, D. M. de Leeuw, S. C. J. Meskers, F. Verbakel, D. M. Taylor and H. L. Gomes, “The role of internal structure in the anomalous switching dynamics of metal-oxide/polymer resistive random access memories”, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 134504 (2013)

9.       P. R. F. Rocha, H. L. Gomes, L. K. J. Vandamme, D. M. de Leeuw, S. C. J. Meskers and P. van de Weijer, “Low-frequency noise as a diagnostic tool for OLED reliability”, ICNF, 1-4 (2013)

10.    Kiazadeh, P. R. F. Rocha, Q. Chen, and H. L. Gomes, “New Electronic Memory Device Concepts Based on Metal Oxide-Polymer Nanostructures Planer Diodes”, Technological Innovation for Value Creation IFIP, 372, 521-526 (2013) 

11.    Q. Chen, H. L. Gomes, A. Kiazadeh and P. R. F. Rocha, “Electroforming Process in Metal-Oxide-Polymer Resistive Switching Memories”, Technological Innovation for Value Creation IFIP, 372, 527-534 (2013) 

12.    P. R. F. Rocha, Q. Chen and H. L. Gomes, “Dynamic Behavior of Resistive Random Access Memories (RRAMS) Based on Plastic Semiconductor”, Technological Innovation for Value Creation IFIP, 372, 535-540 (2013)

13.    Q. Chen, H. L. Gomes, P. R. F. Rocha, D. M. de Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers, “Reversible post-breakdown conduction in aluminum oxide-polymer capacitors”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 153509 (2013)

14.    P. R. F. Rocha, H. L. Gomes, L. K. J. Vandamme, Q. Chen, A. Kiazadeh, D. M. de Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers,” Low-frequency diffusion noise in resistive switching memories based on metal-oxide polymer structure”, IEEE Trans. Electron. Dev. 9, 2483-2487 (2012)

15.    Q. Chen, B. F. Bory, A. Kiazadeh, P. R. F. Rocha, H. L. Gomes, F. Verbakel, D. M. de Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers, "Opto-electronic characterization of electron traps upon forming polymer oxide memory diodes", Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 083305 (2011)

16.    P. R. F. Rocha, H. L. Gomes, Q. Chen, D. M. de Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers, “Switching speed in Resistive Random Access Memories (RRAMS) based on plastic semiconductor”, MRS Proceedings, 1337 (2011)

17.    Kiazadeh, P. R. F. Rocha, Q. Chen, H. L. Gomes, “Resistive Random Access Memories (RRAMs) Based on Metal Nanoparticles”, Technological Innovation for Sustainability IFIP, 349, 591-595 (2011)

18.    Kiazadeh, H. L. Gomes, A. R. Da Costa, P. R. F. Rocha, Q. Chena, J. A. Moreira, D. M. De Leeuw and S. C. J. Meskers, “Planar Non-Volatile Memory based on Metal Nanoparticles”, MRS Proceedings, 1337 (2011)

19.    H. L. Gomes, P. R. F. Rocha, A. Kiazadeh, D. M. de Leeuw, and S. C. J. Meskers, "Anomalous temperature dependence of the current in a metal-oxide-polymer resistive switching diode," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44, 025103 (2011)

20.    P. R. F. Rocha, M. C. R. Medeiros and I. Darwazeh, “Receiver design and implementation employing subcarrier multiplexing techniques for radio over fiber networks”, 15th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, 233-238 (2010)


SELECTED CONFERENCES

1.       Bioelectrochemistry 2016:  International  Workshop “Bioelectrochemistry and more“, Wiener, Austria

Invited Oral Contribution: “Ultra-sensitive system to detect minute ionic gradients within glioma cells”, June 25-26, 2016

2.       Biotech 2016: 10th Asia-Pacific Biotech Congress, Bangkok, Thailand

Oral Contribution: “Ultra-sensitive drug delivery platform to detect minuscule electrical activity of glioma cell populations”, July 25-27, 2016

3.       NN15 2015: Nanotexnology Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece

Oral Contribution: “Electrical recording and capacitive stimulation of quasi-periodic spikes in cancer cells”, July 16-19, 2015

4.       MRS 2015: Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA

Oral Contribution: “Ultra-low noise system to detect membrane capacitive currents of C6 glioma cells”, November 29 through December 4, 2015

5.       ICNF 2013: 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, Montpelier, France

Oral Contribution: “Low-frequency noise as a diagnostic tool for OLED reliability”, June 24-28, 2013

6.       E-MRS 2013: European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France

Oral Contribution: “Filamentary conduction in Resistive Switching Memories studied by Random Telegraph Noise”, September 16-20, 2013

7.       E-MRS 2012: European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France

Oral Contribution: “Random Telegraph Noise in Metal-Oxide-Polymer Memories”, September 17-21, 2012

8.       MRS 2012: Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA

Oral Contribution: “Electrical Noise Techniques to Characterize Resistive Switching of Metal-oxide-polymer Memories”, November 25-30, 2012

9.       DOCEIS 2012: Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, Lisboa, Portugal

Oral Contribution: “Dynamic behaviour of Resistive Random Access Memories (RRAMS) based on plastic semiconductor”, February 27-29, 2012

10.    CETC 2011: Conference on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers, Lisboa, Portugal

Oral Contribution: “Switching dynamics in metal-oxide polymer memories”, November 24-25, 2011

11.    MRS 2011: Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA

Oral Contribution: “Resistive Random Access Memories (RRAMS) Based on Metal-oxide Polymer Structures: Switching Dynamics”, April 25-29, 2011