Areas of Expertise/Research
- Biomedical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Electrical Safety
- Brain Function and Disease
Center for Discovery & Innovation
Research Fellow, Neurophysiology Unit, University of Birmingham Medical School, U.K., 2003
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 2000
B.S., Biomedical Engineering (EE Concentration), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1995
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN 1 & 2 (BME 450 & 460)
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BME 310)
BIOMEDICAL TRANSDUCERS AND INSTRUMENTATION (BME 405)
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BME 101)
NEURAL ENGINEERING (BME I30)
Research Areas and Expertise
Prof. Marom Bikson’s research group studies the effects of electricity on the human body and applies this knowledge toward the development of medical devices and electrical safety guidelines.
Specific areas of research include:
1) Medical devices including biosensors, drug delivery technology, and electrotherapy devices for neurological disorders.
2) Medical device safety including electrical hazards, electroporation, heating damage, and safe stimulation protocols.
3) Electrical safety, electric shock hazards, and accidental electrocution.
4) Understanding the neuronal networks underlying normal brain function, including the role of endogenous electric fields.
5) Developing new treatments for neurological diseases including epilepsy and depression, through translational research.
Prof. Bikson’s group uses a range of research and engineering design tools including cellular and animal studies, computer simulations, imaging, and clinical evaluation. Prof. Bikson’s research has received support from funding agencies including NIH (NINDS,NCI,NIGMS, NIMH), DoD (AFRL), The Andy Grove Foundation, The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, The Epilepsy Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Prof. Bikson is co-founder and CEO of Soterix Medical Inc..
Prof. Bikson is actively involved in biomedical education including outreach to underserved groups. Prof. Bikson is founding chairman of Neuromodec and its events including the NYCmeuromodulation conference and the Neuromodec tDCS Workshop.
Prof. Bikson has provided extensive technical support and consulting for biomedical companies (Medtronic, Boston Scientific, NuSkin, Nevrocorp, Ion Channel Innovations, Wyle, Thync), utility companies (Con Edison, First Energy), government agencies (NIH, DoD, NASA, NY State Public Service Commission, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), and litigation support.
View Prof. Bikson’s CV: PDF
Prof. Bikson is co-director of Neural Engineering at The City College of New York and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering. More project information at CCNY Neural Engineering