Dr Daniel John McCormick

BSc MSc Waikato PhD

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Senior Research Fellow


Daniel McCormick has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Waikato. For his MSc thesis, he designed switch mode power supplies for high power audio amplifiers.

Daniel embarked upon doctoral study within the Wireless Medical Device group of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2006. The Wireless Medical Device group develops miniature implantable sensor systems for physiological research, and Daniel's research focused on the development of miniature implantable devices with an emphasis on low-power wireless power transfer. In particular, he was interested in methods to continuously power wireless mobile devices irrespective of their orientation and position.

In 2011 Daniel made the transition from student to staff, becoming a Research Fellow.

Research | Current

Daniel has been involved in the development of blood pressure and nerve recording telemeters which are now in use in labs around the world.

Research groups/projects

Implantable Devices

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Au, S. L. C., Chen, F.-Y. B., Budgett, D., Malpas, S. C., Guild, S.-J., & McCormick, D. (2019). Injection Molded Liquid Crystal Polymer Package for Chronic Active Implantable Devices with Application to an Optogenetic Stimulator. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering10.1109/tbme.2019.2936577
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cyril Au, David Budgett, Sarah-Jane Guild
  • Stehlin, E. F., McCormick, D., Malpas, S. C., Pontré BP, Heppner, P. A., & Budgett, D. M. (2015). MRI interactions of a fully implantable pressure monitoring device. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 42 (5), 1441-1449. 10.1002/jmri.24909
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Malpas, David Budgett, Beau Pontre
  • Clark, T. M., Malpas, S. C., McCormick, D., Heppner, P., & Budgett, D. M. (2015). A new tool for the neurointensive care unit: Simultaneous measurement of temperature from a catheter-tip pressure sensor. IEEE Sensors Journal, 15 (3), 1761-1769. 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2364796
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Malpas, David Budgett
  • Stehlin, E., Malpas, S. C., Budgett, D. M., Barrett, C. J., McCormick, D., Whalley, G., ... Guild, S.-J. (2013). Chronic measurement of left ventricular pressure in freely moving rats. J Appl Physiol (1985), 115 (11), 1672-1682. 10.1152/japplphysiol.00683.2013
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26122
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Carolyn Barrett, Simon Malpas, David Budgett, Sarah-Jane Guild
  • Leung, H. Y., McCormick, D., Budgett, D. M., & Hu, A. P. (2013). Pulse density modulated control patterns for inductively powered implantable devices based on energy injection control. IET Power Electronics, 6 (6), 1051-1057. 10.1049/iet-pel.2012.0694
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aiguo Patrick Hu, David Budgett
  • Clark, T. M., Millar, H., Lim, M., McCormick, D., Russell, D., Guild, S.-J., ... Budgett, D. (2013). High performance temperature and pressure telemetry for rodents. Paper presented at Joint Annual Meeting of the ASPET/BPS at Experimental Biology (EB), Boston, MA. 20 April - 24 April 2013. FASEB JOURNAL. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Budgett, Sarah-Jane Guild, Aiguo Patrick Hu
  • Russell, D. M., McCormick, D., Taberner, A. J., Malpas, S. C., & Budgett, D. M. (2011). A high bandwidth fully implantable mouse telemetry system for chronic ECG measurement. Proceedings of The 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11) Boston, USA: IEEE. 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091889
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Taberner, Simon Malpas, David Budgett
  • McCormick, D., Budgett, D. M., Lim, M. K., Van Vliet, B., Nielsen, P. F., Hu, A. P., & Malpas, S. C. (2010). Frequency response of implantable blood pressure telemetry systems. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol, 37 (8), 862-869. 10.1111/j.1440-1681.2010.05406.x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/7598
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aiguo Patrick Hu, Simon Malpas, David Budgett, Poul Nielsen


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Level 1, Room 105
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