Our team

Our team consists of leaders in the fields of biomedical engineering, neurosurgery and neuroscience, who have a long and successful history of collaboration and achievement.

For enquiries, please contact: Professor Arthur Lowery

Arthur Lowery
Professor Arthur Lowery
Director, Monash Vision Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Professor Arthur Lowery’s neurobionics research interests are in bionic vision and brain machine interfaces. He is the director of the Monash Vision Group and under his leadership, the group has developed the world’s first fully implantable cortical visual prosthesis. His team has also developed wireless neural recording devices to enable the next generation of biomedical implants that can simultaneously deliver electrical stimulation and record from the brain. Professor Lowery is internationally recognised for his innovations in optical communications and commercialisation of research ideas. He has also founded Virtual Photonics Pty Ltd (now VPIphotonics).

Yan Wong
Dr. Yan Wong
Head of the Neurobionics Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Department of Physiology

Dr Yan Wong works on improving and developing a wide range of neural prostheses, including brain machine interfaces, bionic eyes and cochlear implants. Dr Wong's lab is particularly interested in developing new recording and stimulating technologies, and using novel neuroscience approaches like spectral analysis of the local field potential to improve the efficacy of devices. The lab also works on discovery neuroscience studying how brain cells communicate to allow us to form decisions on where to look and reach.

Jeffrey Rosenfeld
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld
Professor of Surgery, Monash University
Senior Neurosurgeon, The Alfred Hospital
Founding Director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME)

Professor Jeffery Rosenfeld’s research interests are on improving the outcome for patients with traumatic brain injury and restoring sight to blind individuals using bionic vision. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, the Australian Academy Technological Sciences and Engineering, and an International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Marcello Rosa
Professor Marcello Rosa
Head of the Rosa Laboratory
Department of Physiology
Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function

Professor Marcello Rosa investigates the information flow between areas of the cerebral cortex, how the brain reorganises following injury to this system, and how neural prostheses can interact with the brain to restore vision. Using a variety of neuroanatomical, electrophysiological, and imaging techniques, he is trying to understand the principles of organisation of the cerebral cortex in complex brains, like those of human and non-human primates.

Philip Lewis

Dr. Philip Lewis
Project Lead (Brain-Machine Interfaces)
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Dr Philip Lewis is a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist with over 20 years' experience in public health and the medical device industry. He has a long history of building productive interdisciplinary research collaborations and is passionate about the potential of implantable technologies to transform the care of complex neurological disorders. He has led the development of the Stage 2 project plan.

Julian Szlawski

Mr. Julian Szlawski
Head of Operations, Monash Vision Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Mr Julian Szlawski is a Biomedical Engineer specialising in hermetic metal-to-ceramic interfaces and surgical tool design. He has developed brazing, metallisation and laser welding techniques to locally manufacture Monash Vision Group's implantable devices, and has developed a range of surgical tools required to implant the device. He is responsible for the continuing development and advancement of the Monash Vision Group technology including establishment of manufacturing processes.