Christopher Proctor is a Tutorial Fellow at Keble College, and an Associate Professor in Bioelectronics and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow at the Department of Engineering Science.
His research is focused on developing bioeletronic systems to improve healthcare and advance bioscience. These technologies often take design inspiration from the same biological systems with which they interact while leveraging advances in parallel fields such as biosensors, optoelectronics, soft robotics, machine learning and neuroengineering.
Chris received a BSc in Interdisciplinary Physics from the University of Michigan. Following two years as a general scientist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he earned a PhD in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he investigated loss mechanisms in organic photovoltaics.
Subsequently, Chris was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Whitaker International to develop implantable bioelectronic devices for treating neurological disorders in the Bioelectronics Department at the Ecole des Mines de St Etienne. He then joined the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate and Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellow. In 2020, Chris started as a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow and group leader in the Engineering Department at Cambridge before moving to Oxford in 2022.