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.

Featured Alumnus
Katherine H. Polasek

Katherine PolasekBSE Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan; PhD Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University.
Currently: Asst. Professor of Engineering, Hope College in Holland, MI

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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.

The NIH Neurotrauma Summer Research Program is accepting applications from undergraduate students! The deadline to turn in applications is February 1, 2016. Application

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Integrative Graduate Education and Research Fellowship (IGERT)
University of Minnesota
Systems Neuroengineering

Engineering Student Trainee Opportunity:
Fluid Physics and Transport Processes Branch located at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC)

Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium
Call for Papers
April 14-15, 2016; Minneapolis, USA

Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application: due March 1, 2016 More

2016 School and Symposium in Advanced Neurorehabilitation (SSNR2016) in Baiona (Spain) June 6-10, 2016. For further and up-to-date information, please visit the conference website.

February 5, 2016
NEC Seminar

9:00am, NORD 400
Speaker: Anneke Frankemolle
Advisor: Prof. McIntyre
Title: Stimulation induced dysarthria More

January 22, 2016
NEC Seminar
9:00am, NORD 400
Speaker: Dr. Colin Drummond
Title: I am a researcher, why is medical billing relevant to me? More

January 15, 2016
Neural Prosthesis Seminar

8:30am, BRB 105
Speaker: Jerry Silver, PhD
Title: Functional Regeneration Beyond the Glial Scar. Flyer
This seminar will be webstreamed; please view the live webstream at

January 8, 2016: NO NEC SEMINAR

December 18, 2015
Neural Prosthesis Seminar

8:00am, BRB 105
Speaker: Lena Ting, PhD
Title: Neuromechanical Principles Underlying Sensorimotor Modularity: Implications for Rehabilitation More

November 20, 2015
NEC Seminar
9:00am, NORD 400
Speaker: John Herman
Advisor: Prof. Capadona
Title: Innate Immune Inhibition to Enhance Intracortical Microelectrode Performance More

November 16, 2015
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Yazan Dweiri
1:00pm, Wickenden Hall - Room 105
"Extracting Voluntary Activity of Fascicular Sources within Peripheral Nerves with Cuff Electrodes"
Thesis Advisor: Dominique Durand, Ph.D. More

November 13, 2015
Neural Prosthesis Seminar

8:30am, Biomedical Research Building, Room 105
Speaker: Polina Anikeeva, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Interrogating Neural Circuits with Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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