Welcome to the website of Neural Engineering at the
University of Pittsburgh.
The dynamic new field of neural engineering -- combining
principles of neuroscience and engineering -- has a dual aim: To advance
basic research of the nervous system, and to develop engineered applications
from neuroscientific discoveries
As a field, neural engineering involves electronic
and mechanical systems, informatics, imaging, prosthetics, biological
and artificial circuits, control systems, tissue engineering and regeneration,
modeling and computation pertinent to the nervous system.
A wide and exciting variety of neural engineering research
projects are underway in Pittsburgh, which benefits from a history of
leadership in neuroscience as well as close collaborations among neuroscientists,
bioengineers, and engineers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie
Mellon University. Listed here are faculty members with
an interest in neural engineering research. Graduate students are encouraged
to interact with faculty on both campuses and to combine the resources
of these institutions for their studies and research.
A neural engineering track has been established in
the graduate program of the Bioengineering department at
Pitt. It provides the prospective Ph.D. students opportunities
to take rigorous training in this field. The information about this track
can be found at (http://www.engr.pitt.edu/Bioengineering/Graduate/Neural_Engineering/).