Adam Khalifa

Mentor
Adam Khalifa
Project Title
Fabrication of Tiny Brain Implants for Use in Neural Interface
College
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Time Commitment
11-15 hours/week ,16-20 hours/week ,20+ hours
Method
Depends on lab funding Research Credit Unpaid with future paid opportunities
Location of Research
On-Campus
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

In this project, we want to fabricate microelectrodes on a miniaturized brain neural stimulator and encapsulate the implant to protect it from the wet tissue environment. As conventional methods typically involve photolithography to fabricate microelectrodes or expose the integrated electrodes, we will develop new process flows that rely on ink-jet printing to decrease the complexity and costs of current methods to encapsulate implants and integrate their electrodes. A state-of-the-art ink-jet printer (Dimatix Fujifilm DMP 2800) will be available to the student 24/7. Students involved in this project will gain experience with ink-jet printing techniques, electrode-tissue interface, materials for encapsulation, and neural interface. 

For more details: https://khalifa.ece.ufl.edu/projects/wireless-microdevices/assembly/

 

 

 

 

Additional Requirements
Some experience with material science is helpful but not required.

Contact Information

Email Address
a.khalifa@ufl.edu
Phone Number
  • a.khalifa@ufl.edu
  • In this project, we want to fabricate microelectrodes on a miniaturized brain neural stimulator and encapsulate the implant to protect it from the wet tissue environment. As conventional methods typically involve photolithography to fabricate microelectrodes or expose the integrated electrodes, we will develop new process flows that rely on ink-jet printing to decrease the complexity and costs of current methods to encapsulate implants and integrate their electrodes. A state-of-the-art ink-jet printer (Dimatix Fujifilm DMP 2800) will be available to the student 24/7. Students involved in this project will gain experience with ink-jet printing techniques, electrode-tissue interface, materials for encapsulation, and neural interface. 

    For more details: https://khalifa.ece.ufl.edu/projects/wireless-microdevices/assembly/

     

     

     

     

  • Some experience with material science is helpful but not required.