The Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, an intercollege center bridging the Colleges of Engineering, Medicine and Science, was Chartered in June, 2007. The Center occupies 22,000 square feet of space in the new Millennium Sciences Complex, a structure which brings together faculty and laboratories from Materials Science and Life Sciences at Penn State.
With the help of a P30 Research Core Center Grant from NIH in 2009-2010, “Innovations at the Intersection of Neural Engineering, Materials Sci & Medicine”, we have continued to grow and recruit outstanding faculty to the Center. Our present complement in the new facility includes:
Ankit Jain will defend his master's thesis titled “Low-cost instrumentation and interface for neural recordings” on Wednesday 9/7/2011 at 2 pm, 127 EEE.
We are now an Institute Partner for the NSF sponsored Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University. We are helping to organize a full year of Neuroscience workshops for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Neural engineering is a discipline that uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or treat the diseases of neural systems. Neural engineers are uniquely qualified to solve design problems at the interface of living neural tissue and non-living constructs.
|Course Name||F 2011||S2010||F2009||S2009||F2008||S2008||F2007||S2007||F2006|
|Fund. Neural Eng. Interfaces||T/R 1:00-2:15||ESC||ESC597D||X||X|
|Neural Control Engineering||M 2:30-5:30||ESC||ESC597A|
|Brain Computer Interfaces||ESC||ESC 497B|
|NeuroEthics and NeuroLaw||ESC||STS597A|
|Comparative Neuroanatomy||T/R 9:05-10:20|
|Data Analysis in Neuroscience||T/R 9:00-10:15|
The Penn State Center for Neural Engineering is a university-wide Center, bridging the campuses and Colleges of Engineering and Science at University Park, with the College of Medicine at Hershey. It is housed within facilities of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics.
The Center is positioned to facilitate and enable collaboration between faculty from the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences, Materials Research, and Neuroscience Institutes at Penn State, and forms a physical conduit for faculty and students from across the Engineering Departments, the Integrative Biosciences Neuroscience Program, Physics, Mathematics, and Biology, as well as trainees and faculty from Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Psychiatry. The Center has resident core faculty, with a considerable number of faculty Affiliates drawn from University Park and Hershey.
The Center enables the successful conduct of interdisciplinary research and acquisition of funding for projects that individual Penn State scientists could not perform on their own…
With support from a Grace Woodward Grant for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine, we are developing active collaborations with scientists and physicians working on improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical diseases in East Africa.