Penn State Center for Neural Engineering
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:
- Steven J. Schiff Director
- Bruce J. Gluckman Associate Director
- Robert E. Harbaugh Director, Penn State Institute of the Neurosciences, University Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
- Judith A. Todd Department Head, P. B. Breneman Chair and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
- Corina Drapaca, Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
- Kevin Alloway, Professor, Neural & Behavioral Science
- Francesco Costanzo, Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
- Sean Brennan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Dezhe Jin, Assistant Professor, Physics
- Patrick Drew, Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
- Alok Sinha, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Mohammad Abidian, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
- Mauricio Terrones, Professor, Department of Physics
- Jian Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
- Joan Richtsmeier, Professor of Biological Anthropology
- Ken Weiss, Evan Pugh Professor of Biological Anthropology and Genetics
- Tim Ryan, Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology, Geosciences, and Information Sciences and Technology
- Xuemei Huang, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology
- Nanyin Zhang, Associate Professor of Bioengineering.
- Jack Langelaan, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering.
CNE Weekly Schedule
Journal Club Schedule
Neural Engineering and Neuroscience Seminars and Conferences Schedule
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 Program and Course Offerings
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.
- CNE Main Laboratory 301/302 EES (Schiff and Gluckman)
- In Vitro neurophysiology scopes
- Small animal surgical facilities
- electrical device development
- Neurovascular Lab (Drew)
- Neural Materials (Abidian)
- Poster printing locations:
- Architectural Engineering - http://www.engr.psu.edu/ae/ecc/large_format_printing.asp
- Engineering Science and Mechanics -REQUIRES A 3 DAY ADVANCE NOTICE- https://secure.esm.psu.edu/printing/
Recent Awards and Honors
- Anjum Parkar
- Penn State College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS): First Place Graduate Poster
Neuronal Degeneration is Correlated with Implanted Neural Electrodes in Non-human Primates
- Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani
- ESM Today 2/2009. First Place Platform presentation.
- International Workshop on Seizure Prediction, June 4-7, 2009
“ Using Polarizing Low-Frequency Electric Field Modulation to Probe Preseizure Dynamics”
Best Clinical Poster
- Penn State Neuroscience Research Days, 11/2009. Second place Graduate Student Poster Presentation
- Dana Lynn Andre
- PSU Graduate Exhibition
“Mechanisms Determining Safety and Performance of Brain Stimulation Electrodes.”
third place poster, Engineering category
- Justin Ingram
- Penn State Neuroscience Research Days, 11/2009. First place Graduate Student Poster Presentation