Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation

Institutes, centers and labs related to Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation

isolated nerve cuff biomedical implant

Advanced Platform Technology Center

A Department of Veterans Affairs-run Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Research and Development, focusing on the practical medical needs of individuals disabled by sensorimotor dysfunction, cognitive deficits or limb loss. 

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Cleveland FES Center

Studies and applies neuroprostheses that use functional electrical stimulation to replace damaged neurons.


McIntyre Lab

Seeks to improve deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of movement disorders and provide technology for the application of DBS to new clinical arenas

prosthetic arm

Tyler Lab

Explores stimulation and recording devices, and systems and techniques for advanced interfaces with neural tissue for novel prosthetics, neuromodulation devices and their clinical implementation.

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Gustafson Lab

Develops neural protheses that limit urinary tract dysfunction by restoring the spine's bladder control


Capadona Lab

Studies the conditions that lead to neural implant failure and explores avenues to improve performance of these devices.

Faculty who conduct research in Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation

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Hoda Amani Hamedani

Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Develops multifunctional materials and flexible nanostructured platforms for electrochemical and biomedical devices, localized drug delivery, neural interfacing, and electrochemical sensing; studies nanomaterials evolution/interactions in controlled (liquid) environments using in-situ characterization techniques

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Musa Audu

Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Investigates musculoskeletal computer modeling and its applications to human locomotion

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Jeff Capadona

Associate Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices

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Dominique Durand

Distinguished Research Professor
Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Professor
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Neural Engineering Center

Analyses neural systems and designs devices to interface with the nervous system to provide therapies for neurological disorders

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Emily Graczyk

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Development and clinical assessment of neural interfaces and stimulation approaches to restore and enhance somatosensory function

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Kenneth Gustafson

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops medical devices to restore human functions

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Grant McCallum

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

The development of peripheral nerve interfaces, low-noise neural recording systems, and implantable biotelemetry devices.

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Cameron McIntyre

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers the next generation of neuromodulation technology

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Hunter Peckham

Distinguished University Professor
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering

Develops and clinically deploys implantable electronic stimulators to restore movement for patients with paralysis

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Roger Quinn

Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Biologically Inspired Robotics

Develops neural and mechanical models of animals and uses data to design and control robots and exoskeletons

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Ronald Triolo

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Executive Director, Advanced Platform Technology Center

Creates and evaluates assistive and restorative technologies to improve health and mobility of individuals with paralysis and limb loss

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Dustin Tyler

Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering II
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Creates advanced prosthetic systems and neurological interfaces to restore and enhance sensation and function in people

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Tina Vrabec

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops novel waveforms and electrodes for downregulation of the nervous system for clinical applications including peripheral, autonomic and pain

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Jesse Wainright

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops novel electrochemical systems for grid-level energy conversion and storage