André Maia Chagas

Research bioengineer

Neuroscience department, University of Sussex

Hi! Welcome to my personal website.

I’m passionate about open science and open source hardware, and how those two can be used to increase science and educations reach all over. I have a background in Neurosciences and have been developing affordable open science hardware and teaching others to do so via workshops, talks and outreach events.

I started Open Neuroscience, and volunteer at Trend in Africa as an open source adviser and by organizing and running Open Labware workshops.

Currently I work at the Department of Neurosciences in the University of Sussex, where I develop equipment to support research labs. For more details on those projects check the Open Sussex Neuroscience page

If you like to get in touch, drop me a line using the contact form at the end of this page!


  • Open Science
  • Open Source Hardware


  • PhD in Neural and Behavioural Neurosciences, 2020 (expected)

    University of Tuebingen

  • Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences, 2010

    University of Tuebingen

  • BSc in Biology, 2007

    University of São Paulo