From flexible materials to cell-scale recording: emerging frontiers in neural interface technology

This full-day workshop will review recent work related to the emergence of new neural interface technologies and strategies that exploit flexible materials and extreme miniaturization to create cellular-scale technologies. Top experts will speak on these topics and participate in panel discussions to explore both the progress of neural interface technologies and the outstanding technical challenges.


John Viventi

Ellis Meng

Ellis Meng pictureEllis Meng is Professor of biomedical and electrical engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California where she has been since 2004. She was previously Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2015-2018 and is an inaugural holder of a Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering. Her research interests include biomedical microelectromechanical systems (bioMEMS), implantable biomedical microdevices, microfluidics, multimodality integrated microsystems, microsensors and actuators, biocompatible polymer microfabrication, and packaging. She is a fellow of IEEE, ASME, BMES, AIMBE, and NAI.

Jacob Robinson
Thomas Steiglitz


Shadi Dayeh UC San Diego
Maria Cruz IMTEK, University of Freiburg
Guosong Hung Stanford University
Razi Haque Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Rachel Zoll UC Berkeley
Nick Melosh Stanford University
TK Kozai U Pittsburg
Al Molnar Cornell University
Walter Voit UT Dallas
Jack Judy U Florida
Duygu Kuzum UC San Diego
Flavia Vitale U Pennsylvania
Chris Bettinger Carnegie Mellon University
Stéphanie Lacour École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Wen Li Michigan State University
Laura Poole-Warren University of New South Wales