Dr Joshua Van Kleef

BSc (USyd) BSc Hons I (UNSW) PhD (ANU)
Senior Research Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: 0473400788

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Mathematics 0102
  • Vision Science 111303
  • Sensory Systems 110906
  • Animal Neurobiology 060805

Research interests

Neural engineering

Pupil-based biomedical devices and brain machine interfaces

Insect neural interfaces for neuroethology and microrobotics


Josh van Kleef is a Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in the Maddess Laboratory. He is a neuroscientist who uses engineering techniques to study and control neural systems. His current research focusses on developing a pupil-based medical device that automatically maps functional retinal damage. He aims, through the internet of things, to make this an invaluable tool in tackling remote-area eye disease. He held postdoctoral positions in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he developed neural interfaces for the wireless control of flying insects and, the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University, where he studied visual flight control in Dragonflies. He aims to lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists that builds novel automated medical devices and insect sensor networks.



Projects and Grants

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Updated:  05 March 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers