Current Members

Principal Investigator

Jonathan  Viventi

Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Viventi’s research uses flexible electronics to create new technology for interfacing with the brain at high resolution over large areas. These new tools can help diagnose and treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, and help improve the performance of brain machine interfaces.

PhD Students

Katrina  Barth

Katrina Barth

Ph.D. Student

My interest in the field of neural electronics began as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University researching organic materials for use in thin-film transistors. This work introduced me to the many applications of flexible electronics, and I became especially fascinated by their use in neural [...]

Suseendrakumar  Duraivel

Suseendrakumar Duraivel

PhD Student

Being trained in electrical engineering, I got interested in neuroscience when I had an opportunity to attend deep brain stimulation surgeries at the University of Michigan. Further, examining neural signals in Parkinson patients for DBS targeting has motivated me to pursue my Ph.D [...]

Mackenna  Hill

Mackenna Hill

Ph.D. Student

I have always been interested in how the brain functions. I became involved with the brain in a research setting at the University of Michigan Depression and Anxiety clinic where I worked to develop a computer training to help treat Social Anxiety Disorder and PTSD. Although I have yet to find [...]

Iakov  Rachinskiy

Iakov Rachinskiy

Ph.D. Student

Having both great interest in the human nervous system and in designing solutions within the medical field, I found neural engineering as a great opportunity to combine my passions. I am currently working on developing high-density, chronically implantable devices with wireless communication [...]

Gabriella  Shull

Gabriella Shull

PhD Student

I am currently exploring creating high bandwidth, novel neural interfaces in the Viventi lab. I started my career as an undergraduate researcher in an organ-in-a-chips lab modeling the small intestine to characterize drug toxicity. During my undergraduate studies I also worked in an inorganic [...]

Ashley  Williams

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 [...]


Winnie  Lu

Winnie Lu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

I am a junior studying Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, and am interested in understanding how neural devices work as well as their potential applications in treating neurological diseases. In the Viventi lab, I am working on optimizing LCP-based flexible microelectrode fabrication [...]