Department of Biomedical Engineering
NEC

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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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Assistant or Associate Professor level faculty positions: Houston Methodist Research Institute More

Technical Innovations Specialist (LSCVAMC) and Engineer I, Case Western Reserve University More

Post-doctoral scholar position Case Western Reserve University, Dept. Biomedical Engineering:
Investigation of Electrical Nerve Block
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neural Engineering, Dept. of Biomdedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University. More

Neuroengineering / Neurology faculty search at Massachusetts General Hospital More

Engineer I, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University More

Post-Doctoral Position at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis More

Research Associate, Department of Bioengineering, University of Colorado Denver More

Friday, October 20, 2017
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, BRB 105

Speaker: James Patton, PhD
Title: Models of Motor Control and Learning in Therapeutic Rehabilitation More

Friday, October 13, 2017
NEC Seminar:
NO SEMINAR

Friday, October 6, 2017
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speakers: Breanne Christie "Latency Of The Perceived Sensation Evoked By Peripheral Nerve Stimulation In People With Lower Limb Amputations" and Dan Young "Restoring Thought-Controlled Movements After Paralysis: Artifact Reduction Techniques for iBCI Control of FES Actuated Movements"
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Friday, September 29, 2017
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Jesssica de Abreau
Advisor: Prof. Robert Kirsch
Title: Characterization of object interaction effects for improving the functional performance of FES-iBCI systems More

Friday, September 22, 2017
NEC Seminar

9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Sydney Song
Advisor: Prof. Capadona
Title: A Combined Approach to Reducing Neuroinflammation in Response to Intracortical Microelectrodes More

Friday, September 15, 2017
NP Seminar

8:30 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Robert Turner, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Title: How Does DBS Work? Insights From Neurophysiology More

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Ryan Reyes
Advisor: Prof. Ronald Triolo
Title: Development of a "Muscle First" Motor-Assisted Hybrid Exoskeleton for Walking After Paraplegia More

Friday, September 1, 2017
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Christopher Delianides
Advisor: Prof. Ronald Triolo
Title: Electrical Stimulation of the Upper Sciatic for Strong Hip Extension and Balanced Ankle Moments in SCI Patients More

Friday, August 25, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Kiley Armstrong
Advisor: Prof. Ronald Triolo
Title: Automatic Detection of Destabilizing Wheelchair Conditions. More

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
NP Seminar
3:00 PM Wolstein Research Bldg Room 1413
Speaker: Marmar Vaseghi, MD, PhD
Title: Parasympathetic dysfunction in cardiac disease and the role of vagal nerve stimulation in treatment of ventricular arrhythmias More

NEC Seminar Friday, August 18, 2017 is canceled.

Friday, August 11, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

The NEC seminar will consist of four short presentations by undergraduates who are completing their summer internships. More

Friday, August 4, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Chia-Chu Chiang, Ph.D.
Title: Identifying two traveling waves in the epileptic brain by voltage imaging More

Friday, July 28, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Joseph Marmerstein
Advisor: Prof. Durand
Title: Chronic Recording of Rat Vagal Nerve Activity with Carbon Nanotube Yarn Electrodes More

Friday, July 21, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Kelsey Bower
Advisor: Prof. McIntyre
Title: Modeling Deep Brain Stimulation of Branched Axon Terminals More

Friday, July 14, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Griffin Rial
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Capadona
Title: I-Corps@Ohio: Assessing the Commercial Viability of University Technologies with Panel Discussion to Follow More

Monday, July 10, 2017
10:30 AM, Wolstein Research Building
Room 6136

Speaker: Sohail (Muhammad) Moor, University of Calgary
Title: Studying cortical effects of deep brain stimulation using optical imaging.

Friday, July 7, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400
Speaker: Brian Sanner
Title: High density in-line connector for serviceable high-channel count implantable systems More

Friday, June 16, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Dennis Bourbeau, PhD
Title: Electrical stimulation to improve bowel function More

Friday, June 9, 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Anisha Rastogi
Mentor: Dr. Ajiboye
Title: Evaluation of intracortical neural activity during attempted force production across multiple hand grasp configurations. More

Friday, June 2. 2017
NEC Seminar
9:00 AM, Nord 400

Speaker: Ivana Cuberovic
Mentor: Prof. Dustin Tyler
Title: Experience with high density composite flat interface nerve electrodes on a sensory restoration application. 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
Seminar
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
Seminar
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

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