Martin Han, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Neural prostheses/modulation/interfaces/technologies; Implantable devices to treat symptoms of neurological disorders
Lab Website: https://martinhan.lab.uconn.edu
Bronwell 206 A. B. , 260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Fax: (860) 486-2500
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, 1996
Dr. Han’s research focuses on: (1) the development of advanced microelectrode technologies for neuromodulation and neuroprosthesis for treatment of neurological diseases, and (2) understanding the fundamental science behind the interface of the brain and microelectrode materials. His current effort includes developing a silicon-based microelectrode technology to convey sound to persons with auditory nerve damaged by implanting the device in their cochlear nucleus in the brainstem. This effort is now in translational stage. Another project is to expand and share utility of his team’s devices to other research labs around the country by custom-assembling silicon-based 3D multisite microelectrode arrays for targets in the cerebral cortex, deep brain, brainstems, and spinal cord and nerves. He is also interested in understanding the interface between the brain tissues and microelectrodes. He has been awarded several NIH and Dept. of Defense DARPA grants, and serves in NIH study sections.
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