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Dr Nicholas Opie

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Melbourne

State: VIC

Position: Engineering

Dr Nicholas Opie

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Melbourne

State: VIC

Position: Engineering

Scholarship Project

Nicholas has designed and developed the world's first brain recording device that can be implanted without invasive surgery. He now has the opportunity to translate his device (the Stentrode) into clinical use for the treatment of paralysis and diversify this technology to address a wide range of other neurological conditions.

Biography

While numerous injuries have sadly ended his football career, Nicholas is an active swimmer and plays squash and golf when not supporting the local football club or the Richmond Tigers. He often speaks with and mentors high-school students and young researchers and entrepreneurs, assisting them face and overcome life's obstacles. He plays electric guitar (poorly) and has founded two spin-out companies to translate his research into clinical application. He also has a passion for cooking and enjoys spending his weekends wandering through community markets with his wife in search of fresh produce and new gourmet ideas.

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