Research Group

Research Group

Edgar Photo Cropped Edgar A. Brown
PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research: Circuitry and methods for the simultaneous electrical recording and stimulation of the nervous system
Jeonghee Photo Jeonghee Kim
PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research: Closed-loop stimulation for the patients with essential tremor, based on the long-term monitoring of tremor and daily activity
Hangue Park Hangue Park
PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research: Close-loop gait optimization using artificial sensory feedback with a leg prosthesis
Jason White Cropped Jason White
PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering
Research: Neural control of locomotion via spinal stimulation (co-advisor: Keith Tansey)


Previous Group Members

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Faculty

David C. Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997–1999
Present position: Assistant Professor, Washington State University

Stefan Clemens, Instructor (Research Faculty), 2004–2008
Present position: Assistant Professor, East Carolina University School of Medicine

Michael Fritschi, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011–2013

Ph.D. Graduates

Denise Bednarczyk Wilson, Ph.D. (ECE 1995) Thesis topic: Analog VLSI Architectures for Chemical Sensing Microsystems
Present position: Associate Professor, University of Washington

Tonia G. Morris, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1996)
Thesis topic: Analog VLSI Visual Attention Systems
Present position: Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

Clinton D. Knight, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1998)
Thesis topic: Remote Testing of Analog VLSI Circuits
Present position: Software Engineering Manager, NetApp

Girish N. Patel, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1998)
Thesis topic: Neuromorphic VLSI Systems for Motor-Pattern Generation
Present position: Research Engineer, Microtune, Inc.

Tina M. Hudson Simoni, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2000)
Thesis topic: Hardware Models of Skeletal Muscle
Present position: Associate Professor, Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology

Mario F. Simoni, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2002)
Thesis topic: The Effects of Sensorimotor Feedback on Neuronal Oscillators
Present position: Associate Professor, Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology

Julian Alex Bragg, M.D., Ph.D. (Bioengineering 2002)
Thesis topic: Hardware Models of Biological Motor Units
Present position: Neurologist, Atlanta, GA

Michael E. Sorensen, Ph.D. (Bioengineering 2005)
Thesis title: Functional Consequences of Model Complexity in Hybrid Neural-Microelectronic Circuits
Present position: Data Science Manager, Apple

Carrie A. Williams, Ph.D. (Bioengineering 2006)
Thesis title: Influence of Sensorimotor Feedback on the Energetic Cost and Stability of Biological Rhythmic Movement: A Computational Study of Resonance Tuning
Present position: Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael S. Reid, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006)
Thesis title: The Role of Heterogeneity in Rhythmic Networks of Neurons
Present position: Analytic Consultant, IBM

Richard A. Blum, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007)
Thesis title: An Electronic System for Extracellular Neural Stimulation and Recording
Present Position: Senior Design Engineer, Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

Jevin Scrivens, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering, 2007)
Thesis title: The Interactions of Stance Width and Feedback Control Gain: A Modeling Study of Bipedal Postural Control
Present Position: Robotics Systems Scientist, Mako Surgical Corp.

Shane A. Migliore, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007)
Thesis title: The Role of Passive Joint Stiffness and Active Knee Control in Robotic Leg Swinging: Applications to Dynamic Walking
Present Position: Senior Program Manager, Apple

James D. Ross, Ph.D. (Bioengineering, 2008)
Thesis title: Microstimulation and Multicellular Analysis: A Neural Interfacing System for Spatiotemporal Stimulation
Present Position: Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Axion Biosystems

Kathleen Williams Meacham, M.D., Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering, 2008)
Thesis title: Selective Surface Activation of Motor Circuitry in the Injured Spinal Cord
Present Position: Resident Physician, Washington University in St. Louis

Kartik Sundar (Bioengineering, 2008)
Thesis title: The Importance of Muscle Mechanics During Movement: Investigating Power Production and Dynamic Stability using a Closed-Loop System
Present position: Corporate Strategist, Cisco Systems

Liang Guo, Ph.D. (Bioengineering, 2011)
Thesis title: High-Density Stretchable Microelectrode Arrays: An Integrated Technology Platform for Neural and Muscular Surface Interfacing
Present position: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

JoAnna Todd Anderson (Bioengineering, 2011)
Thesis title: Characterization of a Sacral Dorsal Column Pathway Activating Lumbar Pattern Generation
Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University

Michelle Kuykendal (Bioengineering, 2014)
Thesis title: Closed-Loop Optimization of Extracellular Electrical Stimulation for Targeted Neuronal Activation
Present position: Consultant, Exponent

Gareth Guvanasen (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015)
Thesis title: Stretchable Microneedle Electrode Array for Stimulating and Measuring Intramuscular Electromyographic Activity.
Present position: Consultant, Boston Consulting Group, Bangkok.