DR Sam John

DR Sam John


  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Bionic Vision
  • Electronic Circuit design
  • Electronic Design
  • Nervous disorders and Rehabilitation
  • Nervous disorders and Rehabilitation
  • Neural Prostheses
  • Sensory deficit and Rehabilitation



  • Sam John is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Sam John is part of the Melbourne Bionics Group at the Department of Medicine and the Neuroengineering Research Laboratory Centre for Neural Engineering.

    His areas of expertise include biomedical signal processing, electronic engineering, design and validation of neural implants, multi-channel neural stimulation and recording. His main research interests include neural prostheses for treatment/rehabilitation of patients afflicted by loss of sensory, motor or cognitive function and in understanding how the brain processes information.

    Research interests:
    Bionic implants
    Brain computer interfaces
    Bionic vision


Member of

  • Japan Neuroscience society (JNS). Invited member dues paid by JNS as a Early Career Grant 2016 -
  • Australiasian Military Medicine Association. Resular Member 2015 -
  • Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR). Member 2012 -
  • Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS). Member 2011 -
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Member 2010 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, La Trobe University 2013
  • MEng, La Trobe University 2007
  • BEng, Visvesvaraya Technological University 2005

Awards and honors

  • Exceptional Poster award, 3nd International Conference on: Medical bionics, Melbourne Materials Institute, 2013
  • Best Poster award, 2nd International Conference on: Medical bionics, Bionics Institute, 2011
  • Postgraduate Student Travelling Fellowship, Harold Mitchell Foundation, 2011
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, La Trobe University, 2009
  • International Full Fee Remission Scholarships, La Trobe University, 2009


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • We offer several multidisciplinary research projects relating to bionics, neural prostheses and brain computer interfaces for students in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Neurosciences, Psychology, Computer Science or related fields.