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John A. Rogers (Co-Founder)

Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989.  From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995.  From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the […]

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Anthony R. Banks (CEO and Co-Founder)

Anthony Banks has almost 30 years in academic research with direct hand-on efforts in advanced technology and instrumentation development.  Banks has managed large groups of postdocs, research associates and graduate students in a range of advanced, multidisciplinary topics ranging from low temperature physics, to flexible electronics, photovoltaics, microfluidics and micro-electromechanical systems. His experience is distinguished […]

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Robert W. Gereau (Co-Founder)

Professor Robert W. Gereau obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Missouri State University in 1991. He then obtained his PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University in 1995. Following postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute from 1995-1998, he took a faculty position in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as Assistant Professor […]

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Michael R. Bruchas (Co-Founder)

Michael R. Bruchas, PhD is a professor at the University of Washington Seattle with appointments at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and the Department of Pharmacology, and an adjunct professor of bioengineering. Dr. Bruchas received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Creighton University and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the same […]

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Dr. Roozbeh “Rooz” Ghaffari (Chief Technology Officer)

Rooz obtained his BS and MEng degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2003. He received his PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the Harvard Medical School-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology in 2008. Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Ghaffari co-founded MC10 Inc (acquired by Medidata Inc.) […]

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Cameron Good (Chief Research Officer)

Dr. Cameron Good is joining the NeuroLux team as our Chief Research Officer on April 1st, 2021 to expand research and product development of new implantable device technology. Prior to NeuroLux, he was a Senior Research Scientist with the United States Army running a research program focused on biocompatible electronic devices. He is an expert […]

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Abby Ernst (Director of Operations)

Abby received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from The George Washington University and her MBA from Loyola University Chicago. She has extensive experience in medical research grant and financial management, in addition to general business management. She has spent her career managing engineers, innovation, and cutting-edge technologies, and is excited to continue to do so […]

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Allie Trueb (Sales & Marketing Director)

Allie received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2018 and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019. Allie is excited to apply her innovating thinking, creativity, adaptability, and people skills at NeuroLux. Allie joined the NeuroLux team as the Sales & […]

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Maria Stanslaski (Research Engineer)

Maria Stanslaski received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2019 and 2020, respectively. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research assistant in the Odde lab, where she focused on how brain cancer cells migrate through microchannels that simulate environments in the brain. She […]

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Ethan McMichael (Manufacturing and Control Engineer)

Ethan McMichael graduated from LeTourneau University with a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering. Throughout university, he worked in the machine shop and with 3D printing. In addition to mechanical design, he is also experienced with software engineering. He joined NeuroLux in 2020 as a Manufacturing and Control Engineer.

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Gisela Lopez Galmiche (Research Engineer)

She received a Ph. D degree in Optics from Department of Optics, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics located in Mexico. She has seven years working with fiber optics systems and She has published work in scientific peer review journals. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the College of Optics and Photonics. She […]

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Yaner Chen (Electrical Engineer)

Yaner received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020. During his undergraduate studies, he was an engineering intern in the ECE department, where he got involved in the design of thermal conductivity experiments. He worked as a teaching assistant in the Engineering Summer Camp at UIC and […]

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Daniel Madry (Electrical Engineer)

Daniel acquired his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Denver in June of 2021 with a focus in power electronics and engineering. As part of his studies, Daniel had an internship with Cooper Lighting, where they worked to develop smart light fixtures with many different functions such as comfort and sanitation. […]

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Minkyu “Q” Lee (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Q is a post-doctoral researcher at NeuroLux and the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics (QSIB). Minkyu received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2021. His research interests include optogenetics and biomaterials.

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Keith Kilner (Research Assistant)

Keith is a senior at Northwestern University and studying to obtain his Bachelor’s in Neuroscience. As a freshman undergraduate researcher, he coauthored an analytical chemistry paper titled, “Electrochemically Induced Nucleation of Nanoscopic Ionic Solid”. His work regarding electrochemistry sparked his interest for electrical processes in the brain; it also inspired him to pursue a bioelectronics […]

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Ehab Abdelhamid (Research Assistant)

Ehab received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science at DePaul University in 2021. Ehab has joined the NeuroLux team as a research assistant to gain experience in the biotech field, and has quickly learned many of the NeuroLux engineering processes. Ehab aspires to attend medical school in the near future.

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Stephen Lee (Principal Electrical Engineer)

Stephen P. Lee is an electrical engineer with over fifteen years of industry experience in mixed-signal circuit design, product definition, product development, and customer interaction. Previously, he was Electrical Engineering Manager at MC10, where he led cross-functional teams to develop a Band-Aid®sized ECG and credit–card–sized point–of–care blood analyzer.  At MC10, he also contributed to the […]

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Irawati (Angki) Kandela (Director of Operations)

Dr. Kandela has spent more than fifteen years working on drug development at the interface of academia and industries. Her experience includes preclinical testing of small compounds, biologics, and devices, study protocol designs, animal model selections, creation of IACUC protocol and compliance, and project management. She worked at a Radiopharmaceutical company as Manager of the […]

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Isaac Rasmussen (Design & Manufacturing Engineer)

Isaac Rasmussen graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate from the Segal Design Institute. As an undergraduate, Isaac worked in the Segal Prototyping and Fabrication Lab, perfecting his own machining and manufacturing skills and teaching other students to use the equipment. Isaac helped to develop a robust cyclic testing […]

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Jiyoon Jeong (Manufacturing Engineer)

Ji Yoon Jeong received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. As an undergraduate researcher in John Rogers Group since 2015, she has worked with flexible wireless bio-integrated electronics and is experienced in microfabrication and microelectromechanical systems. She has since joined NeuroLux in 2018 as a Manufacturing […]

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Yongjoon Yu (Manufacturing Engineer)

Yongjoon Yu received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an undergraduate researcher in Rogers Research group starting April 2015 until he began his career as a manufacturing engineer at NeuroLux in 2017. His undergraduate research focuses were 3D electronics, transient electronics, and epidermal technology.

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