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Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab

Medical Devices for Tomorrow

SEEG Epilepsy Study in Humans
DISC: DIrectional and SCalable depth array
NetPyNE / FEM artwork
Minimizing tissue reactivity
Brain activity during speech
Stretchable bioelectronics

Who We Are



The Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab focuses on the advancement of neurotechnology for improved treatment of neurological disease. Many questions remain about how to improve the efficacy of implantable devices currently being used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, aphasia, locked-in syndrome, and ALS. Our team is excited to contribute significant solutions to the challenges of today’s medical devices. These devices require novel materials and fabrication methods to address the risks for brain damage, infection, and poor outcomes. Our mission is to invent and publish our solutions so that these ideas are used in future implantable bioelectronics. Our approach specializes in computational design of electrodes, microfabrication techniques of sensor and stimulation arrays, and advanced packaging of integrated circuits.


Our lab is part of two large neuroengineering initiatives, one at UTHealth and one at Rice University. The Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN) which is co-directed by Nitin Tandon, M.D., a leading neurosurgeon in the treatment of epilepsy and decoding of neural language networks. TIRN is a unique combination of neurosurgery, neurology, bioinformatics, and technology development at UT Health.


TBBL physically is part of the neuroengineering community at Rice University. Rice neural engineers / ECE faculty and close TMC collaborators have co-located space at a state-of-the-art facility in the BRC. Combined with the Rice nanofab facility and TMC next door, there are few places with so much opportunity. We have an amazing "brain kitchen" and "biomaterials" lab -- perfect for creative tinkerers.

We are always open to talk to undergraduates, grad applicants, and aspiring postdocs!

"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."

Zora Neale Hurston

Contact Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab

Rice University -- BRC

Neuroengineering - Lab 860F

6500 Main St

Houston, Texas 77030

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