Center for Neural Engineering & Neurotechnology

Dr. Grill and Qi Wang
Dr. Grill organizes the Center’s lecture series. Here, Qi Wang, PhD, Columbia University, discusses, “Reading & Writing the Neural Code: Initial Steps toward Enhancing Perception & Cognition Using Brain-machine Interfaces.”

The Center for Neural Engineering & Neurotechnology, the newest DIBS Center, focuses on using engineering techniques to understand the mechanisms of and develop advanced approaches to electrical stimulation of the nervous system to restore function to individuals with neurological impairment or injury.


GrillWarren Grill, Edmund T. Pratt Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, will lead the center. He also holds appointments in the Duke School of Medicine, in Neurobiology and Neurosurgery, and in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Pratt. Dr. Grill also serves on the DIBS Faculty Steering Committee.


Seminars in Neural Engineering, Spring 2022

All seminars are held on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m both virtually and in Bryan Research Center 103. Provided with support from DIBS, Duke Pratt School of Engineering, Duke Biomedical Engineering and Duke Department of Neurobiology.

  • Feb. 17:  Ro'ee Gilron, Run Labs: "Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease"
  • April 14:  Dan Yamis, Stanford University: "Deepening our Computational Understanding of Neural Systems"
  • April 28:  Hanli Liu, University of Texas at Arlington: "Transcranial near-infrared light can non-invasively stimulate the human brain"

Seminars in Neural Engineering, Fall 2021

  • Sept. 23:  Erin Purcell, Michigan State University
  • Oct. 14:  Douglas Weber, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Oct. 21:  J. Luis Lujan, Mayo Clinic
  • Dec. 9:  X. Tracy Cui, University of Pittsburgh

Seminars in Neural Engineering, Spring 2021

  • Feb. 4: “Brain-Controlled Muscle Stimulation for Restoration of Function” A. Bolu Ajiboye, Case Western Reserve University
  • Feb. 18: “Translating New Technology to Commercial Implantable Devices” Riki Banerjee, Medtronic, PLC
  • March 18:  “Neural Interfaces: Dissecting Neuro-glio-vascular Ensembles & Visualizing Neuromodulation Melodies" TK Kozai. University of Pittsburgh
  • April 22:  “Chasing After the Ever Fluid Memory Ensemble" Denise Cai, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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