Amy Liao received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rice University in 2012. At Rice, she worked on developing and optimizing a multiplexed microfluidic immunoassay to diagnosis ovarian cancer. For her senior thesis, she designed a low-cost, portable endoscope for use in the developing world. Amy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at UC Berkeley, with an emphasis in biomedical instrumentation. She’s jumping in to the NSF EFRI project.
mua ha ha ha….
“Mind Over Matter – Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz
By: Wallace Ravven
It still sounds futuristic, but the time is approaching when people paralyzed by stroke or spinal cord injury will be able to regain the experience of movement…”
(follow link to article)
Congratulations to Daniel! This award is given by the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and I especially like the fact that the award is about doing high impact work and having fun!
“One feature that distinguishes this award from others is that extracurricular activities and applicants joie de vivre are taken into account side-by-side with scientific excellence. Balancing the two is tricky both in picking the winner and in living your own life.”
Toni Björninen’s paper with Rikky Muller and Peter Ledochowitsch on the design of the wireless link is out. Pretty nice tutorial.
Bjorninen, T.; Muller, R.; Ledochowitsch, P.; Sydanheimo, L.; Ukkonen, L.; Maharbiz, M. M.; Rabaey, J. M.; , “Design of Wireless Links to Implanted Brain–Machine Interface Microelectronic Systems,” Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE , vol.11, no., pp.1663-1666, 2012.doi: 10.1109/LAWP.2013.2239252
Tom received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2012. During his undergraduate years, Tom modeled electromagnetic field scattering from rough surfaces and interned with the defense (SRC Inc) and diaper (Procter & Gamble) industries. His undergraduate thesis “Asynchronous Stimulation for Cochlear Implants” investigated the perception of phase information in cochlear implant users. He also served as an award-winning teaching assistant for Ohio State’s first-year engineering honors program. Tom is currently pursuing an MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering at Berkeley, with unofficial emphasis in biological systems and control.
Maysam just joined our group as a postdoc, co-advised by Tim Blanche as part of an NSF-funded effort to develop implantable electrical/optical neural interfaces.
He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. His Ph.D. thesis was on developing novel hybrid plasmonic-photonic on-chip biochemical sensors. Maysam received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering majoring in Microsystems from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. He has also received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering majoring in microwaves and optics from Sharif University in 2005. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2003 from Tehran Polytechnique (AmirKabirUniversity). Maysam has received and have been nominated for a number of awards such as the SPIE research excellence award, GTRIC innovation award, OSA Emil Wolf best paper award, and Edison innovation award.
Maysam’s current research interests include the design and implementation of optoelectrical integrated neural interfaces to explore and control the brain activity.