Laboratory for Biotronic Engineering @ OSU 

 

Principal Investigator

Liang Guo, Ph.D., Assistant ProfessorSend email

Dr. Guo received the B.E. degree in biomedical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA in 2011. His Ph.D. research with Professor Stephen P. DeWeerth focused on the development of high-density stretchable microelectrode arrays for neural and muscular surface interfacing. He worked with Professors Robert S. Langer and Daniel G. Anderson at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA as a postdoctoral scholar in neural tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He started as an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Neuroscience in September 2013 at The Ohio State University. His primary research interests are in neural interfacing technology and biological circuits engineering as applied to neuroscience and neural prosthetics.

 

Postdocs

Xiao Xie, Ph.D., CAS

Dr. Xie received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hunan University, Changsha, China in 2008 and a Ph.D. degree in signal and information processing from the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academic of Sciences, Beijing in 2013. His Ph.D. research focused on surface accoustic wave devices. Presently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academic of Sciences. He joins the Biotronics Lab as a visiting scholar in July 2014 to explore biomedical applications of surface acoustic wave technology.

 

Ph.D. Students

Yongchen Wang, BME

Yongchen Wang received the B.S. degree in chemistry from Nankai University, Tianjin, China in 2010 and the M.A. degree in chemistry from Brown University, Rhode Island in 2012. Presently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He joins the Biotronics Lab since September 2013. His current research interests mainly focus on the cellular response of cardiomyocytes to microscale patterns. He is the recipient of the 2015 Summer Graduate Research Award in Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the 2015-2016 OSU HHMI MED Into GRAD Scholars Award.

Bingxi Yan, ECE

Bingxi Yan received the B.E. degree in mechanical electronics from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China in 2010 and the M.S. degree in physical electronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 2013. Presently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He joins the Biotronics Lab since December 2013. His current research interests mainly focus on materials and physics of bioelectronics.

Yu Wu, ECE

Yu Wu received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering and automation from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China in 2014. Presently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. He joins the Biotronics Lab since August 2014. His current research interests mainly focus on bioelectronics. He is the recipient of the 2014 University Fellowship Award.

Jordan D. Prox, Biomedical Sciences

Jordan D. Prox graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in biochemistry from Kent State University in 2014. Presently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He joins the Biotronics Lab since June 2015. His current research interest is in neural prosthetics and neural stimulation.

 

Undergraduate Students

Forest Kunecke, ECE

David Youssef, BME & EE

Mary C. Lenk, ECE

Farhan S. Quadri, BE

Qinwan Rabbani, BME

Nick Chehade, NS & CIS

 

Alumni

  • Seth Ringel, ECE Undergraduate, September 2013-May 2015. Current: PhD student, BME, University of Michigan.
  • Boyi Li, ECE Undergraduate, March 2014-May 2015.
  • Carlos Mendez, BME Undergraduate, March-December 2014.
  • Daniel Gomez, Neuroscience Undergraduate, March-December 2014.
  • Emily R. Watson, BME Undergraduate, Autumn 2014.
  • Michael Kunchal, Engineering Undergraduate, Summer 2014.
  • Daniel Beyer, 8th-Grade Middle School Student, March-December 2014.