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Multifunctional Nanoelectronics for the Brain



3:30pm - 4:30pm ET


Meeting ID: 978 3071 1896
Passcode: 009954

Reverse-engineering the brain demands complex approaches, which require dovetailed cross-disciplinary efforts and convergence research. We believe nanoelectronics can be tailored to uniquely complement many other fields and practices through adding multifunctionality towards achieving convergence while keeping their electronic advantage to scale across spatial and temporal domains. We refer to this multifunctional nanoelectronics as neuroelectronics+.

In this talk, I will introduce the neuroelectronics+ concept. I will also discuss several of my group’s recent examples along this vision embodied in the forms of microscopical, therapeutic, and neuroanatomical neuroelectronics+, all enabled by new concepts in materials science, electrical engineering, and advanced manufacturing. In addition to fundamental merit in engineering innovations, we envision the development and translation of neuroelectronics+, and more broadly, bioelectronics+ will transform both biology and medicine.

About the Speaker(s)

Hui Fang
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Hui Fang received his BS degree in 2009 from Tsinghua University and his PhD degree in 2014 from the University of California, Berkeley, both in materials science and engineering. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2014 to 2016. He joined Northeastern University in August 2016, where he is currently an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, with affiliate appointments in bioengineering and mechanical and industrial engineering. Fang’s research interests encompass the fields of neural interfaces, point-of-care devices, and electronic materials and organisms. His research has been recognized by multiple awards, including an NSF CAREER Award (2019) and an NIH R01 Award (2020).


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