Dr. Benoit Gosselin

Associate Professor, Université Laval

Benoit Gosselin obtained the M.Sc. degree in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in 2009 both in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He held a mixed-signal layout design position at PMC Sierra Inc., Montreal in 2009, and he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. Dr. Gosselin is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and he is Member of the IEEE Biomedical and Life Science Circuit and Systems Technical Committee. He is Founder and Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems/Engineering in Medicine and Biology (CAS/EMB) Chapter of Quebec (2015 Best New Chapter Award) and he is a Member of the Executive Committee and Representative Member on the Board of Directors of the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Québec (ReSMiQ), which regroups 40 researchers and more than 200 students involved in various aspects of microsystems research. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Université Laval, where he is heading the Smart Biomedical Microsystems Research Laboratory. Dr Gosselin is a leading expert in the design of integrated systems for bioinstrumentation, low-power radio frequency communications, and energy harvesting, and he has extensive experience in multi-technology integration and custom microsystem packaging. His research interests include VLSI circuits for bioinstrumentation, wireless biosensing, implantable electronics, brain computer interfaces and low-power analog/mixed-mode integrated circuits design.

He has made key contributions in the areas of wireless brain computer interfaces and wearable sensors that prove to be very useful given the high number of citations, awards and nominations received. These contributions led to more than 28 journal articles, 65 conference papers (including 25 invited), 7 invention disclosures (4 patent applications), and several awards (IEEE NEWCAS’14 Conference Best paper, Finalist for IEEE BioCAS’14 Conference Best paper, IEEE BioCAS’15 Conference Best paper and MEDTEQ’14 Forum Best poster). Notably, Dr. Gosselin developed the first wireless brain computer interface to combine optogenetics and large-scale brain monitoring capabilities within a single electronic implant to study the brain microcircuits of freely behaving transgenic rodents in real time. This innovative platform has been commercialized by Doric Lenses, Quebec City in Fall 2015, and his team received the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation for its participation to this cutting edge research. His other contribution on smart wireless power transmission was featured on several platforms, such as the IEEEXplore Innovation Spotlight, and was listed among the 28 most downloaded papers of the entire IEEEXplore database in 2015.

Dr Gosselin served on the committee of several international conferences since 2012 (6 organization committees and 8 technical committees), and he currently serves on the organization committee of the IEEE ISCAS’16. He organized and chaired sessions in several international conferences, and he has been Guest editor of a special issue on “Miniaturized wireless biosensors” published in the open access journal Sensors, which included papers from several leaders in the field.

Dr Gosselin initiated several academic and industrial collaborations throughout his career and he has conducted technology transfer activities that have led to commercialization with several private partners, like Doric Lenses, Kinova, and Hexoskin.

 

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