A Tissue Engineered Electronic Nerve Interface (TEENI) combines research areas including flexbile MEMS device fabrication, Hydrogels, Magnetic Microparticle Templating, Tissue Scaffolding, and Nerve Regeneration to develop a highly compliant and versatile interface for stimulating and recording the peripheral nerve with the potential for electrode density to scale in a truly 3-Dimensionsal fashion.
Drs. Fan, Xie, and Nishida lead the research activities on the development of microscale devices and systems for chemical and biomedical applications. Examples include microfluidic devices for protein and DNA analysis, microfabricated optics for biomedical imaging, and sensors and probes for detection and monitoring. Research efforts often involve multidisciplinary and traditional fields including microfabrication, microfluidics, mechanics, electronics, physics, materials, chemistry, biology, and medicine.