Alistair McEwan

Teaching - Research - Adminstration - Publications

If you need more information about me:
my Role
  • contact me at: 
    University phonebook 
    Room 805, Department of Electrical Engineering J03 
    The University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia 
    tel: +61 2 9351 7256 
    Fax: +61 2 9036 5449
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  • Lecturer in Computer Engineering


Semester 1
Semester 2
  • Digital IC Design (ELEC5402)
  • Electronic Circuit Design (ELEC3404)
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (ELEC1103)
  •   Bioelectronics (ELEC3803)




I am interested in Biomedical Electronics, Neuromorphic Engineering and Integrated Circuit Design.

I recently moved from Europe where I developed a portable imaging device based on Electrical Impedance Tomography Spectroscopy (EITS). The resulting system is currently being used in clinical trials of stroke and epilepsy monitoring in three London hospitals. While developing this system I published an extensive review of the errors in EITS systems and developed a code division multiplexing (CDM) EITS method for simultaneous measurements with increased acquisition speed, number of electrodes and frequencies, leading to improved images and a wider range of applications. This has been patented and attracted commercial attention of Philips Research Laboratories (Germany) and GE Research (USA). Previously I also worked on low power circuit design and neuromorphic engineering with an integrated circuit which mimics the behaviour of the inner hair cell of the ear. I also developed, with funding from Analog Devices (UK), an integrated circuit which provides low power, low cost frequency synthesis for communications such as Bluetooth and which enables the integration of large arrays of these synthesisers for a lab-on-a-chip or bio-impedance measurements. The design is currently the most efficient direct digital frequency synthesiser available.

Currently I am looking for students that want to do a thesis on one of these projects 



You can find a list of the CARlab publications sorted by topic, by following the publications link on this page. You can also find a list of my publications and futher details on Mendeley.