Dr. Rudi Scharnweber (MD/PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, UCLA), who studied axon guidance and local protein synthesis in axon, visited us and gave a talk on engineering of immunotherapy for the treatment of malignant glioma. Dr. Scharnweber studied with Prof. Nam in University of Urbana-Champaing in 2001 - 2006.
Feasibility Study of Extended-gate Type Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors for Neural Recording
Honggi Kang, J.Y. Kim, Y.K. Choi*, Y. Nam*
This is Dr. Kang's first publication since he joined NEL. We collaborated with Prof. Yang-Kyu Choi's lab to study the performance of silicon nanowire FET transistor for a novel sensing device of neural signals. The device was fabricated from Prof. Choi's lab by Dr. Kim and Dr. Kang did the measurement and analysis in terms of neural recordings. Unlike previous related works, we tried to compare the signal-to-noise ratio of the SiNW-FET with conventional metal micro electrodes. (link)
Prof. Bruce C. Wheeler (UC San Diego, Bioengineering, link), who is the pioneer of micro electrode array technology, visited us and gave a inspirational talk on current trends in biomedical engineering field. Prof. Wheeler served as the President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) in 2012 - 2013.