Project laboratory Neuroelectronics

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration4 SWS
TermSommersemester 2024
DatesSee TUMonline


After participation in this course, the student is able to independently conduct defined research projects related to neuroelectronics. This includes: • performing a literature research with regards to defined subfields in the above given field • designing experiments that allow testing hypotheses with respect to said field • conducting experiments to gather microscopic or electrochemical data • analyzing structural microscopic data, electrochemical characteristics or sensor readings • presenting results orally during biweekly group meetings and in writing in the form of a lab report


Projects are given out based on availability throughout the semester. Please contact Bernhard Wolfrum, Fulvia Del Duca, Defne Tüzün, Inola Kopic, Alonso Ingar Romero, Hu Peng or Lukas Hiendlmeier for further info. The participants will work on up-to-date research projects of the neuroelectronics group. The course will start with a screening of the current literature. Afterwards, the students will work on a defined scientific project within the context of neuroelectronics. Specifically, the students will work on topics such as - fabrication and characterization of stimulation electrodes - development of stimulation electronics - development of electrochemical and mechanical measurement setups - temporal or chronic electrode-tissue interfacing strategies - etc.


BioMEMS & Microfluidics

Teaching and learning methods

The module will comprise a project lab course. After an introduction to the field, the student will independently carry out state-of-the-art neuroelectronics experiments. The results will be analyzed and discussed with an experienced tutor. This will help the student to design follow-up experiments to reach their scientific goal. Thereby the students will achieve a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary field of neuroelectronics in a research environment and learn to design, conduct, analyze and present scientific experiments. The students will present their results in a written report as well as an oral presentation. The integration of students within the research group is fostered by appointing an experienced group member as an additional mentor. This will allow the students to participate at cutting-edge research projects at an early stage of their career.

Recommended literature

E. R. Kandel, J. H. Schwartz, and T. M. Jessell, Principles of Neural Science, 4th Revised edition (Mcgraw-Hill Professional, New York, NY, 2000) Additional project-specific literature will be given at the project start.