ATSE new Fellow 2023

David Grayden FTSE

Professor David Grayden

Professor David Grayden FTSE

Brain decoder & entrepreneurial mentor

Professor David Grayden’s research focuses on understanding how the brain processes information, and applying this knowledge to design and develop medical bionics and brain-machine interfaces.

David is a leader in translating research into commercial ventures. He has contributed to the development of the cochlear implant and the bionic eye, with patents in both fields. His pioneering brain research has led to highly successful start-ups that are improving the lives of people with neurological disabilities and epilepsy.

David is also passionate about growing the next generation of biomedical entrepreneurs, co-founding the University of Melbourne BioDesign Innovation course that has produced 15 start-ups over six years.