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.

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J. Luis Luján

J. Luis LujanB.S. Computer and Systems Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico
M.S. and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University
Currently: Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic.

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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.

3-11-2014: PhD Defense of Kelsey A. Potter, B.S. 10:00 a.m. Nord Hall, Room 400. "Anti-oxidative approaches to improve neuronal viability surrounding implanted intracortical microelectrodes" More...

3-10-2014: PhD Defense of Kathleen Jagodnik, M.S. 1:00 p.m. Nord Hall, Room 204. "Reinforcement Learning and Feedback Control for High-Level Upper-Extremity Neuroprostheses" More...

3-06-2014: Ford Lecture.
Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring David Van Essen, the Alumni Endowed Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University in St. Louis
3:30-4 p.m. Meeting with President Snyder, Dr. Van Essen, and Mr. Ford Office of the President, Adelbert Hall
4:30 Lecture, Auditorium, Wolstein Research Building
5:30 Reception, Atrium, Wolstein Research Building

1-17-2014: NP Seminar 8:30 am
Speaker: Michael Moffit, PhD
Title: Introduction to Boston Scientific SCS and DBS Systems: Technical Capabilities of the Systems, and What it Takes to go From Concept to Product
Location: BRB 105

12-13-2013: NEC Friday Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Doe Kumsa
Title: "Sulfuric acid medium is a viable tool to explore the underlying principles governing the Shannon safe limit for neural tissues."


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