Neural Engineering

Neural engineering delves into the intricate interplay between the nervous system and advanced technologies. This interdisciplinary field focuses on developing innovative solutions to understand, interact with, and enhance the function of the nervous system. Our researchers address a wide spectrum of neurological disorders by exploring the realms of neural interfaces, neuroprosthetics, stimulation approaches, and clinical therapeutics. By seamlessly integrating principles from engineering, biology, and neuroscience, our neural engineering endeavors aim to unravel the complexities of the brain and peripheral nervous system to pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in medical treatments. These efforts are enhanced by the advanced fabrication facilities offered by the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering (VINSE), partnerships with physicians within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and collaborations with neuroscientists across the university through the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Through this multi-disciplinary approach and close interactions between engineers, neuroscientists, and physicians, our neural engineering efforts are uniquely poised to pioneer new technologies that shape the future of human neurological healthcare.

BME Core Faculty in Neural Engineering

BME Affiliated Faculty in Neural Engineering