5 October 2015 | 18:06

Tzeno Galchev (2015)

Dr. Tzeno Galchev earned his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in the USA. His research interests are in the area of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Dr. Galchev has worked on developing microsystem technologies for harvesting kinetic energy and transforming it to electricity for supplying different wireless and mobile electronic systems using renewable energy. The harvesters that he developed are patented and still hold the record in conversion efficiency for some types of low-frequency vibrations. He is currently working on developing microsystem technologies for studying and stimulating the central and peripheral nervous systems. Along with his colleagues, he has developed several microsystems that can record the electrical neuronal signals in the brain for the purpose of studying its functionality, with the hope that in the future the same tools can be used to cure a number of different neurodegenerative diseases. He is currently collaborating on this topic with colleagues in the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT) at the Bulgarian Academy of Science. Dr. Galchev has authored 30 scientific papers and has over 350 citations.