Sensor Technology Research Centre

Julio Costa

Júlio Costa
PhD student

Flexible Electronics Laboratory
Sensor Technology Research Centre
School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex

Richmond 2C01
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1273 872643



Júlio Costa is a PhD student in flexible microelectronics at the University of Sussex.

He has an MSc in Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies from the New University of Lisbon (2015), where he specialized in the fabrication of flexible sensors based on amorphous oxide materials. His master’s project was conducted in a partnership with the Champalimaud Centre (Lisbon), where he designed, fabricated and tested transparent thin‑film brain sensors that could detect the activity of large clusters of neurons. Afterwards, he researched crystalline organic semiconductor materials in a project conducted in a cooperation between INESC and CQFM-IST.

The main goal of his PhD project is the development of a flexible, biocompatible and unobtrusive sensor capable of acquiring relevant information from the human body.


  1. N. Münzenrieder, J. Costa, G. Cantarella, C. Vogt, L. Petti, A. Daus, S. Knobelspies, and G. Tröster, "Oxide Thin-Film Electronics on Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite," IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 38, pp. 1043-1046, 2017. DOI

  2. J. C. Costa, A. Wishahi, A. Pouryazdan, M. Nock, and N. Münzenrieder, “Hand-Drawn Resistors, Capacitors, Diodes, and Circuits for a Pressure Sensor System on Paper,” Adv. Electron. Mater., vol. 1700600, pp. 1–8, 2018

  3. W.M.H. Bin Wan Zaidi, J. Costa, A. Pouryazdan, W.F.H. Abdullah and N. Münzenrieder, “Flexible IGZO TFT SPICE model and design of active strain-compensation circuits for bendable active matrix arrays,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2018



  1. J. Costa, M. Ciliberto, A. Pouryazdan, H. Gjoreski, N. Münzenrieder, D. Roggen "Wearable Technologies, the EPS sensor, and Flexible Electronics", UK Design Forum, Chancellors Hotel, Manchester, 2017

  2. J. C. Costa, A. Pouryazdan, J. Panidi, T. Anthopoulos, M. O. Liedke, C. Schneider, A. Wagner, N. Münzenrieder, " Low temperature and radiation stability of flexible IGZO TFTs and their suitability for space applications," 48th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, Dresden, 2018.