Prof. Slaughter wins NSF grant to develop nanoelectrode probe arrays


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Gymama Slaughter, an assistant professor of computer engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) a $150,191 grant to develop a high resolution silicon based flexible nanoelectrode array. A research project that will provide minimally non-invasive method to acquire electrophysiological recording in individuals with neurological disorders.

This will enable the delivery of therapeutic stimulation to restore neurological function after spinal cord injury, stroke or in individuals with neurological disorders.

In addition, the nanoelectrode probe arrays will replace the existing microelectrode array technology by providing high temporal and spatial resolution acquisition of neural activity.

This is an exciting time for Prof. Slaughter as she deploys new technologies to tackle the challenges and opportunities inherent in the acquisition of neural signals and data analysis on a scale never seen before. This grant will help Prof. Slaughter and her students to stay at the forefront and take advantage of these transformative developments.

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Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland Baltimore County