What and Who

what is NICAP?

The Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice provides a hub for the creative arts at the University. It stimulates interaction between all our creative practitioners and showcases their work, exploring ideas and challenging perceived boundaries between academic disciplines.

The interaction of project aims to explore the unlikely relationship of two entirely different disciplines: fine art printmaking as a means to social communication, and semiconductor micro-fabrication applied to neuroscience.

Dr Enrique Escobedo-Cousin

Research Associate

I was born and raised in Mexico City. My background is in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, having done my first degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I specialised in micro systems engineering and signal processing, and graduated with a thesis on noise reduction for infra-red astronomical images following a one year research placement at the Astronomy Institute. Shortly after graduating in 2003, i moved to Newcastle to study an MSc in Microelectronics and continued with a PhD in Semiconductor Technology, graduating in 2008.