IMTEK, University of Freiburg

Patrick Ruther - PhD, Principal Investigator

Patrick Ruther is a senior group leader and head of the Neural Implant Group at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Microsystems Materials Laboratory. His research is focused on the development and validation of CMOS-compatible implants for electro- and optophysiology based on stiff and flexible substrate materials.

In NeuraViPeR, his team will address the high-yield interfacing between flexible neural implants and CMOS ASICs developed by project partner imec as well as tools for neural probe implantation into brain tissue.

Christian Böhler - Postdoctoral Researcher

Christian Böhler is a postdoc at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He obtained his master and doctoral degree in Microsystems Engineering in Freiburg, and continued as a postdoc in the Asplund group. His main research focus is electrode materials and microfabrication of flexible neuroelectronic implants. 

In NeuraViPeR, he will be part of developing the electrode technology, in particular refining processes for fabrication and validating long term stability of the electrode materials and implants.