Department of Biomedical Engineering


The Neural Engineering Center (NEC) is a coordinated group of scientists and engineers dedicated to research and education in an area at the interface between neuroscience and engineering. They share the common goal of analyzing the function of the nervous system, developing methods to restore damaged neurological function, and creating artificial neuronal systems by integrating physical, chemical, mathematical, biological and engineering tools.

Featured Alumnus
Rafael Carbunaru, Ph.D.

Rafael Carbunaru Ph.D. (1999) and M.Sc. (1996) in Biomedical Engineering; Electronics Engineering degree (1993) from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela)

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The center was started in 2001 and replaced the Applied Neural Control Laboratory (ANCL) started in 1972. The center offers breadth and depth in Neural Engineering research and education in a highly ranked biomedical engineering department and medical school. The center is located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

The graduates of this program have made significant contributions to the development and the growth of this fast growing area of neural engineering in academic, industrial and federal institutions.

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NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill Post-Doc opportunity. More

Post-doctoral fellow positions at University of Michigan. More

2017 School and Symposium on Advanced Neurorehabilitation (SSNR2017)
Baiona, Spain
September 17-22 More

Friday, May 26. 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Emily Graczyk
Mentor: Prof. Dustin Tyler
Title: Impact of sensory feedback on user experience, prosthesis use, and activity performance: Results from the first home study of a sensory enabled prosthesis More

Friday, May 19, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Nick Couturier
Mentor: Prof. Dominique Durand
Title: Low-frequency fiber tract stimulation for seizure suppression in cortical epilepsies More

Friday, May 19, 2017
11 AM Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, room NE1-205

Speaker: Dr. Luis Alvarez
Title: Neural Culture Screening Platform to Accelerate Regenerative Electrode Design More

Friday, May 12, 2017
NP Seminar - Industry Round Table & Reception
8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Speakers: Maria Bennett, MS, President and CEO, SPR Therapeutics. Steve Fening, PhD, Director, Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership
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Friday, April 28, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Brian Sanner
Title: TBA

Friday, April 21, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Breanne Christie
Title: "Long-Term Stability of Stimulating Spiral Nerve Cuff Electrodes on Human Peripheral Nerves" More

Friday, March 31, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Max Freeberg

Friday, March 24, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: David Cunningham, Ph.D.
Title: Tailoring brain stimulation to the nature of rehabilitative therapies and their unique mechanisms of neuroplasticity More

Friday, March 17, 2017
Note Time and Location Changes
12:00PM, Wickenden 321

Speaker: Frank Willett
Mentor: A. Bolu Ajiboye, Ph.D.
Title: (Dissertation Defense) "Intracortical Brain-Computer Interfaces: Modeling the Feedback Control Loop, Improving Decoder Performance, and Restoring Upper Limb Function with Muscle Stimulation" More

Friday, March 10, 2017
NP Seminar
8:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building,
Room 1413

Speaker: Benjamin D. Greenberg, MD PhD
Title: Brain Circuit-Based Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A model for Neuropsychiatry More

Friday, February 24, 2017
Nord 400, 9:00 AM
NEC Seminar

Speaker: Cale Crowder
Advisor: Dr. Robert Kirsch
Title: System Identification of the Human Motor Cortex More

Friday, February 24, 2017
11am, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, in room NE1-205
Dr. Peter Adamczyk will be presenting "Semi-Active Foot Prostheses for Low-Power Gait Restoration" in the APT Center Distinguished Lecture Series. More

Friday, February 17, 2017
Nord 400, 9:00 AM
NEC Seminar

Speaker: Daniel Young
Advisor: Dr. Bolu Ajiboye
Title: Artifact Reduction Techniques Enable Neural Control of FES Actuated Movements More

Friday, February 10, 2017
8:30 AM, Wolstein 1413
NP Seminar

Speaker: Andre Machado, M.D.
Title: TBA

Friday, February 3, 2017
No Seminar

Friday, January 27, 2017
NEC Seminar

Nord 400, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Kubinar Gunalan
Advisor: Prof. Cameron McIntyre
Title: Methods to predict axonal activation in patient-specific models of deep brain stimulation More

Friday, January 20, 2017
Neural Prosthesis Seminar

Wolstein Auditorium, 8:30 AM
Speaker: Stephen B. McMahon
Div. Neuroscience, Kings College London
Title: Chronic pain mechanisms and how they may be affected by spinal cord stimulation

Friday, January 13, 2017
NEC Seminar

Nord 400, 9:00 AM
Speaker: Rajat Shivacharan
Advisor: Prof. Dominique Durand
Title: Can neural activity propagate via electric fields? More

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Experimental Electrophysiology
Duke University

The 5th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium will be held April 13-14, 2017 (from 2:00PM April 13th) in Minneapolis. More

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Fellowship (IGERT)
University of Minnesota
Systems Neuroengineering

Engineering Student Trainee Opportunity:
Fluid Physics and Transport Processes Branch located at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC)

AIMBE FDA Scholars Program


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