Dr Robert John Gallichan

BE(Hons), PhD

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Research Fellow


Robert Gallichan graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2013. He completed his PhD thesis in Biomedical Engineering in August 2016 at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute under the supervision of Associate Professors David Budgett and Dr Daniel McCormick. His PhD project focused on using integrated circuits to develop miniature systems for wirelessly transferring power to implantable devices.  

Research | Current

Research group

Implantable Devices


2015 Spark $100k Challenge Winner - Uniservices Research Commercialisation Prize

2015 Spark $100k Challenge Finalist

BreathHero is about developing a novel chest physiotherapy (CPT) device for children that uses sensors and gaming technology to make CPT a motivating and entertaining experience. With Hamed Minaeizaeim.

2015 Spark Ideas Challenge Winner - Commercial Entrepreneurship category

GCP technology: New “chest physiotherapy” device that motivates children to exercise and records their performance so doctors can monitor the progression of their lung diseases. With Hamed Minaeizaeim.



Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gallichan, R., Leung, H. Y., Budgett, D. M., Hu, A. P., & McCormick, D. (2017). Improved wireless power pickup efficiency using CMOS synchronous rectifier with embedded shorting control. Wireless Power Transfer, 4 (1), 61-68. 10.1017/wpt.2017.2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alex Leung, David Budgett, Aiguo Patrick Hu, Daniel McCormick
  • Gallichan, R. J. (2017). Miniaturising wireless power supplies for active implantable devices The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32249
  • Gallichan, R., McCormick, D., Hasan, R., Hu, P., & Budgett, D. (2015). Analysis of Peak Currents in Integrated Synchronous Rectifiers. Paper presented at 13th IEEE International NEW Circuits and Systems Conference, Grenoble, FRANCE. 7 June - 10 June 2015. 2015 IEEE 13TH INTERNATIONAL NEW CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (NEWCAS). (pp. 4).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel McCormick, David Budgett, Aiguo Patrick Hu