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Dr. Jerrold L. Vitek, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology, and his team was awarded $9 Million NIH Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's disease research on neuromodulation. This will be one of 9 centers in the nation.

CNE Director Dr. He named recipient of the 2017 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award for outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering, in particular in the field of neuroengineering and neuroimaging. This is the highest IEEE award in biomedical engineering given to a member(s) or non-member(s).

CNE faculty Drs. Matthew Johnson and Hubert Lim were promoted to Associate Professors of Biomedical Engineering with tenure. Congratulations Hubert and Matt!

4th Annual Minnesota Neuromoduation Symposium was successfully held on April 14-15, 2016 with 483 participants. Over 100 oral and poster presentations were from 37 institutions and 12 countries. See here for details.

CNE faculty Drs. Theoden Netoff and Matthew Johnson received an NSF neuroengineering REU which will support 8 undergraduates for a 10-week summer training program starting this summer. Students selected for this program are from all over the United States, with particular emphasis on underrepresented minorities and students from small schools.

CNE director Dr. Bin He received the prestigious Academic Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), one of the world’s largest professional societies in bioengineering. This award represents the highest honor for the society to recognize one of its 10,000+ members each year. Dr. He was recognized “For significant contributions to neuroengineering research and education.”

University of Minnesota launches MNDrive Initiative to conduct cluster faculty recruiting in areas related to Neuromodulation, Robotics, Sensors and Manufacturing. More details on faculty search related to neuroengineering can be seen here.

University of Minnesota
Center for Neuroengineering

The Center for Neuroengineering is a campus-wide research center to promote interdisciplinary research and training in the field of neuroengineering. Participating faculty come from various departments and colleges including biomedical sciences and engineering and physical sciences.


The mission of the Center for Neuroengineering is to advance neuroengineering research, foster collaborations between neuroscience and engineering faculty at the University of Minnesota and with industrial partners, and training of the next generation of leaders in this exciting field.


Contact Information:

Center for Neuroengineering
University of Minnesota

1-205 NHH, 312 Church Street, SE
Minneapolis , MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-7209