Jonathan Viventi

Associate Professor 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.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 1149 Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 917 727 2464
  • Email Address: j.viventi@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Research Interests

Using 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.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 List. MIT Technology Review. 2014
  • Popular Science Brilliant 10. Popular Science. 2014

Courses Taught

  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 505L: Biopotential Amplifiers and Implant Devices (GE, EL, IM)
  • BME 464L: Medical Instrument Design (DR)
  • BME 354L: Introduction to Medical Instrumentation

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Escabí, Monty A., Heather L. Read, Jonathan Viventi, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Nathan C. Higgins, Douglas A. Storace, Andrew S. K. Liu, et al. “A high-density, high-channel count, multiplexed μECoG array for auditory-cortex recordings.” Journal of Neurophysiology 112, no. 6 (September 2014): 1566–83. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00179.2013.
  • Wang, JuiChih, Michael Trumpis, Michele Insanally, Robert Froemke, and Jonathan Viventi. “A low-cost, multiplexed electrophysiology system for chronic μECoG recordings in rodents.” Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference 2014 (January 2014): 5256–59. https://doi.org/10.1109/embc.2014.6944811.
  • Ghomashchi, A., Z. Zheng, N. Majaj, M. Trumpis, L. Kiorpes, and J. Viventi. “A low-cost, open-source, wireless electrophysiology system.” Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference 2014 (January 2014): 3138–41. https://doi.org/10.1109/embc.2014.6944288.
  • Viventi, Jonathan, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Leif Vigeland, Eric S. Frechette, Justin A. Blanco, Yun-Soung Kim, Andrew E. Avrin, et al. “Flexible, foldable, actively multiplexed, high-density electrode array for mapping brain activity in vivo.” Nature Neuroscience 14, no. 12 (November 2011): 1599–1605. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.2973.
  • Blanco, Justin A., Matt Stead, Abba Krieger, William Stacey, Douglas Maus, Eric Marsh, Jonathan Viventi, et al. “Data mining neocortical high-frequency oscillations in epilepsy and controls.” Brain : A Journal of Neurology 134, no. Pt 10 (October 2011): 2948–59. https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awr212.
  • Kim, Dae-Hyeong, Nanshu Lu, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Yun-Soung Kim, Stephen P. Lee, Lizhi Xu, Jian Wu, et al. “Materials for multifunctional balloon catheters with capabilities in cardiac electrophysiological mapping and ablation therapy.” Nature Materials 10, no. 4 (April 2011): 316–23. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2971.
  • Blanco, Justin A., Matt Stead, Abba Krieger, Jonathan Viventi, W Richard Marsh, Kendall H. Lee, Gregory A. Worrell, and Brian Litt. “Unsupervised classification of high-frequency oscillations in human neocortical epilepsy and control patients.” Journal of Neurophysiology 104, no. 5 (November 2010): 2900–2912. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.01082.2009.
  • Kim, Dae-Hyeong, Jonathan Viventi, Jason J. Amsden, Jianliang Xiao, Leif Vigeland, Yun-Soung Kim, Justin A. Blanco, et al. “Dissolvable films of silk fibroin for ultrathin conformal bio-integrated electronics.” Nature Materials 9, no. 6 (June 2010): 511–17. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2745.
  • Viventi, Jonathan, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Joshua D. Moss, Yun-Soung Kim, Justin A. Blanco, Nicholas Annetta, Andrew Hicks, et al. “A conformal, bio-interfaced class of silicon electronics for mapping cardiac electrophysiology.” Science Translational Medicine 2, no. 24 (March 2010): 24ra22. https://doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.3000738.