Implantable Biomedical Integrated Devices based on 3D Integration Technology

Speaker: Tetsu Tanaka
Affiliation: Professor, Tohoku University


In our laboratory, we conduct education and research on semiconductor neural engineering and biomedical micro/nano integrated systems.  Specifically, we are carrying out research on an intelligent Si neural probe system that multifactorially and 3-dimensionally measures / analyzes the electrical/chemical states of the brain in vivo for use in neurophysiology and medicine. We are also conducting research on a fully-implantable retinal prosthesis that restores high-resolution vision by using a 3-D stacked retinal prosthesis chip. I will present current research results on both topics.


Tetsu Tanaka received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering and the Ph.D. degree in machine intelligence and systems engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1987, 1990, and 2003, respectively. In 1990, he joined Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. From 1994 to 1995, he was a Visiting Fellow with University of California, Berkeley. In 2005, he moved to the Tohoku University as an Associate Professor, and became a Professor of Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University in 2008.

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Date(s) - Nov 07, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

E-IV Maxwell Room #57-124
420 Westwood Plaza - 5th Flr. , Los Angeles CA 90095