Research Areas
Neural Engineering

Neural engineering extends and applies basic knowledge of the nervous system, from the molecular to the systems level, to develop useful technology for medical and other applications. Our research programs in the area of rehabilitation are complementary to many of our neural engineering efforts. These programs use quantitative approaches to study the mechanisms contributing to sensorimotor impairment, and combine principles from the biological and engineering sciences to advance the care and treatment of individuals with these impairments. Much of our rehabilitation research is performed in collaboration with the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, providing faculty and students with access to patients and a dynamic clinical environment.

The neural engineering and rehabilitation communities in Biomedical Engineering span our two campuses and offer research opportunities in laboratories that focus on quantitative basic and clinical neuroscience, neuromechanics, computational modeling, neuroprosthetics, robotics, and human-machine interfaces.

Neural Engineering Faculty

Some faculty specialize in particular research applications within neural engineering: Cardiovascular, Global HealthRehabilitation, and Vision and Ophthalmology. See below for faculty involved in each application. 


Global Health


Vision and Ophthalmology