Ashley Williams


Ph.D. Candidate

My work focuses on designing novel electrode geometries and increasing the spatial density of electrode contacts of our flexible µECoG electrodes to obtain higher spatial resolution of brain activity. I am also exploring the use of materials such as Liquid Crystal Polymer and Polyimide to increase the long-term reliability and biocompatibility of implanted electrodes. I utilize micro- and nano-fabrication methodologies within the Duke SMiF cleanroom to create these innovative electrodes.


When I am not in lab or the cleanroom, I can be found lifting, doing yoga, trying new restaurants and recipes, and exploring the elevation of North Carolina via hiking!

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B.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2016)