Dr. Robert Gowers

phone: +49-(0)30-2093-98415
email: gowersro :AT: hu-berlin.de


I am investigating how neuronal structure, in terms of the dendrites and axon, affect transitions in spiking activity. During my PhD, I conducted research which modelled how morphology and spatial features of neurons affect the integration of stochastic synaptic drive.



α-Synuclein Aggregates Increase the Conductance of Substantia Nigra Dopamine Neurons, an Effect Partly Reversed by the KATP Channel Inhibitor Glibenclamide, Hill E., Gowers R., Richardson M. J. E., Wall M. J. eNeuro, 8 (1): ENEURO.0330-20.2020 (2021)

Low-rate firing limit for neurons with axon, soma and dendrites driven by spatially distributed stochastic synapses, Gowers, R. P., Timofeeva, Y., Richardson, M. J. E. PLOS Computational Biology 16 (4), e1007175 (2020)

Convex Optimisation

Communicating with convexity, Gowers, R. P., Al-Izzi, S. C., Pollington, T., Hill, R. J. W., and Briggs, K. Mathematics Today, 54, no.4 (August) 168-171 (2018)

Electronic Materials

Switching kinetics of SiC resistive memory for harsh environments, Morgan, K. A., Fan, J., Huang, R., Zhong, L., Gowers, R. P., Jiang, L. and de Groot, C. H., AIP Advances, 5, 077121 (2015)

High Voltage Organic Thin Film Transistors on Flexible and Curved Surfaces, Smith, M. A., Gowers, R. P., Shih, A., Akinwande, I. A., IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 62, 12 (2015)

SPICE Compact Modeling of Bipolar/Unipolar RRAM Switching Governed by Electrical Thresholds, Garcia-Redondo, F., Gowers, R. P., Crespo-Yepes, A., López-Vallejo, M. and Jiang, L, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I Regular Papers 1-10 (2016)

Microstructure and electrical properties of co-sputtered Cu embedded amorphous SiC, Fan, J., Jiang, L., Zhong, L., Gowers, R. P., Morgan, K. A., & De Groot, C. H., Materials Letters, 178, 60-63. (2016)

Switching mechanisms of Cu/SiC resistive memories with W and Au counter electrodes, Morgan, K. A., Fan, J., Gowers, R. P., Jiang, L. and de Groot, C. H., Device Research Conference (DRC), 2016 74th Annual