Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Approved NEC mentors

Patrick E. Crago
Emeritus Professor

Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Control of neuroprostheses for motor function; neuromuscular control systems

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Patrick E. Crago

Dominique M. Durand
Director, Neural Engineering Center

El Lindseth Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Neurosciences, Physiology and Biophysics, CWRU

Neural engineering; neuroprostheses; neural dynamics; electric and magnetic stimulation of the nervous system; neural interfaces with electronic devices; analysis and control of epilepsy

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Dominique M. Durand
       

Robert F. Kirsch, Ph.D.
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and
Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Executive Director, VA RR&D Center of Excellence on FES

Restoration of movement using neuroprostheses; neuroprosthesis control system design; natural control of human movements; biomechanics of movement; computer-based modeling; and system identification

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Robert Kirsch

P. Hunter Peckham
Donnell Institute Professor

Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Neural prostheses, implantable stimulation and control; control of movement; rehabilitation engineering

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P. Hunter Peckham
       

J. Thomas Mortimer
Emeritus Professor

Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Neural control and prostheses; electrical activation of neural tissue; membrane properties and electrodes.

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J. Thomas Mortimer

Kenneth Gustafson
Associate Director
Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Neural engineering; neural prostheses; neuro- physiology and neural control of genitourinary function; devices to restore genitourinary func- tion; functional neuromuscular stimulation

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Kenneth Gustafson
       

Cameron McIntyre, Ph.D.
Professor

Chronic high-frequency electrical stimulation of subcortical brain structures-- or deep brain stimulation (DBS)-- and its applications as a therapy for neurological disorders.

Cameron McIntyre

Dustin Tyler
Professor
Associate Director, APT Center

Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Neuromimetic neuroprostheses; laryngeal neuroprostheses; clinical implementation of nerve electrodes; cortical neuroprostheses; minimally invasive implantation techniques; modeling of neural stimulation and neuroprostheses

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Dustin Tyler
       

A. Bolu Ajiboye, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Development and control of brain-computer-interface (BCI) technologies for restoring function to individuals who have experienced severely debilitating injuries to the nervous system, such as spinal cord injury and stroke

Bolu Ajiboye

Jeffrey Capadona
Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Biomaterials cortical neuroprotheses, electrode-mediated neural inflammation.

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Jeffrey Capadona
       

Andrew Shoffstall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Development of minimally invasive neural interfaces for lower risk, lower cost, and higher impact applications in bioelectronic medicine and neural prostheses; other areas of interest include neuroanatomy and physiology, biomaterials, drug delivery, and inflammation.

Andrew Shoffstall

Ronald J. Triolo, Ph.D
Professor

Design, prototyping and production of novel medical devices and rehabilitation, assistive or restorative technologies for individuals with sensorimotor impairments or limb loss

Ronald J. Triolo
       

Michael Moffitt, PhD
Associate Professor

Neural engineering research, including both fundamental and translational activities. Primary areas of interest are anodic stimulation, low-amplitude neuromodulation (e.g., sub-perception stimulation of peripheral nerve or spinal cord), and photobiomodulation effects on neural elements.

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Michael Moffitt

Hamid Charkhkar, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

Neuroprostheses to restore sensorimotor function in people with limb loss or neuromusculoskeletal impairment; Sensory-enabled assistive devices to improve balance; Translational Neuroengineering

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Hamid Charkhkar