(Invited) The NIH BRAIN Initiative – the Road Thus Far and into the Future

Tuesday, 3 October 2017: 08:35
National Harbor 11 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
N. B. Langhals (National Institutes of Health)
Nick B. Langhals, Ph.D. serves as the Program Director for Neural Engineering at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where he manages a portfolio of grants focused on the development and translations of neurotechnologies. He is heavily involved in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative teams focused on both implantable and non-invasive technologies for recording and modulating neural activity. He also serves as the NINDS lead for the Bioengineering Research and Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) programs at NIH. Within this talk, he will discuss many of the recent advances in neural interface materials, devices, electronics, and instrumentation that have been developed through NIH BRAIN funding in many of these areas. Further, he will also discuss a vision for future opportunities in research and development in these areas and where the electrochemical community could play an active role.