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Mohit Shivdasani

Senior lecturer, UNSW Sydney

My academic qualifications include a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering, a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Auditory Neuroscience. During my PhD and eight years of my postdoctoral career, I have acquired knowledge and research expertise in the area of bionic implants for both hearing and vision, principles of electrode design, principles of electrical stimulation paradigms and more recently, human psychophysics of perception with retinal implants. My current research is focused on improving the resolution of present bionic eye devices through novel electrical stimulation techniques and the use of new electrode materials capable of improved charge injection.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Bionics, The University of Melbourne
  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • 2016–2018
    Senior Research Fellow, Bionics Institute
  • 2013–2017
    Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Medical Bionics, The University of Melbourne
  • 2009–2016
    Research Fellow, Bionics Institute


  • 2009 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 2002 
    La Trobe University, MEng
  • 1998 
    Mumbai University, BEng (Biomedical)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Improved effectiveness of cochlear implants through new simultaneous stimulation techniques
    Named Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    Improving Resolution for Bionic Eyes
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)