The goal of neuroengineering is to control, monitor, and augment the function of the nervous system. To achieve these goals neuroengineers apply knowledge from multiple disciplines including bioengineering. Faculty in the Rice University Bioengineering department work on new methods of imaging, modeling and control of neural circuit activity, drug and gene delivery, and understanding the biophysical basis of operation and interfacing with sensory organs, such as the auditory system.
Many of the faculty in the Rice Bioengineering department are members of Rice Neuroengineering Initiative (RNI) which fosters multi-disciplinary research efforts in neuroscience and neuroengineering.
Rice BIOE researchers working in this key application area:
George Lu, PhD
Robert Raphael, PhD
Jerzy Szablowski, PhD