Team

For nearly 30 years, Dustin J. Tyler, PhD, has dedicated himself to translationally focused research in neural engineering. Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Case School of Engineering, has been a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University for over 15 years and is known for his expertise in electrical engineering, artificial and biological neural systems, and biomedical engineering.

As director of the Human Fusions Institute, Tyler has recruited a culturally diverse, open, transdisciplinary community of researchers, thinkers, students, entrepreneurs and world leaders to lead the charge shaping the future of NeuroReality™ and Human Fusions. Get to know the members of our leadership team below.  

 

Dustin Tyler, PhD

Director, Human Fusions Institute
Kent K. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Case School of Engineering 
Case Western Reserve University


Veronica Santos, PhD

Robotic and Mechanical Systems
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Bioengineering
Director of the UCLA Biomechatronics Laboratory
University of California, Los Angeles


Nicholas Zingale, PhD

Human-Centered Convergent Research, HELPPS
Associate Professor
Director, Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Tech 
Cleveland State University 


Douglas Weber, PhD

Sensory and Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience Institute
Carnegie Mellon University


Kenneth Loparo, PhD

Cyberphysical Systems
Arthur L. Parker Professor
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Co-Director, Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC)
Case Western Reserve University 


Pedram Mohseni, PhD

HFi Sensors & Circuits
Department Chair, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Case Western Reserve University 


Jonathan Baskin, MD

Clinical Application, Healthcare Applications
Case Western Reserve University
 


David Hodge, PhD

Human-Centered Convergent Research
Tuskegee University 


Justin Piccorelli, PhD

School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies
Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming 


Michael Fu, PhD

Human Interface and Virtual Reality 
Timothy E. and Allison L. Shroeder Assistant Professor in Computer and Data Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


Emily Graczyk, PhD

Human Interface, Sensory Perception and Affective Touch
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


Fehmida Kapadia, PhD

Director of Innovation and Ecosystem
Case Western Reserve University 


Bob Michaels

Director of Operations
Case Western Reserve University 


Mindy Baierl

Corporate and External Relations
Case Western Reserve University