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Technical Management

The Technical Management Committee ensures that MVG generates all necessary evidence to demonstrate the Gennaris bionic vision system is safe and functional, in preparation for implantation in first human volunteers. This Committee comprises senior representatives from each key technical discipline on the project, including engineering, neurosurgery, physiology, vision science and medical device manufacture.

Professor Arthur Lowery

Arthur is the Director of the Monash Vision Group and a Professor in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University. He has an impressive track record in transforming ground-breaking technical innovations into successful international businesses and in 2014 was awarded a prestigious ARC Laureate Fellowship.

Dr Erol Harvey

Erol is the co-founder and CEO of MiniFAB (Aust) Pty Ltd. He has worked in the commercialisation of micro- and nano-technologies for over 20 years and is currently involved in innovation and product development in a number of areas including microfluidics, polymer micromachining, manufacturing, investment and business creation.

Mr Jefferson Harcourt

Jefferson is the founder and Managing Director of Grey Innovation, an engineering technology commercialisation company that has developed over one hundred products. Jefferson is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and an Advisory Board member of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia.

Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld AM, OBE

Jeffrey is the Foundation Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and is one of Australia's leading academic neurosurgeons. Jeffrey’s main research interests are traumatic brain injury and bionic vision and he is internationally recognised for his pioneering work in neurotrauma research and teaching.

Professor Marcello Rosa

Marcello is the Deputy Head of the Department of Physiology at Monash University and Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Integrative Brain Function. He is an authority in the organisation of the cerebral cortex, with special emphasis on the visual system.

Professor Ramesh Rajan

Ramesh is a Professor in the Department of Physiology at Monash University and Director of Education for the School of Biomedical Sciences. His research is focused on how the brain makes sense of the world, through study of electrophysiological responses from brain nerve cells in addition to human psychophysics.