Pedro Irazoqui is Associate Head for Research, and Associate Professor of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, as well as Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Implantable Devices at Purdue University. His research focuses on implantable networks of wireless nanoelectronic devices to enable multi-pathology treatment through physically distributed networks of sensors and actuators for the clinical treatment of physiological disorders. Specific research and clinical applications explored in the center include: epilepsy, addiction, glaucoma, motor disorders, and neural control of prostheses.
Fundamentals of bioelectricity of the mammalian nervous system. Passive and active forms of electric signaling in both intra and inter-cellular communication at the atomic, molecular, and engineered device level. Mathematical analysis including the Nernst equation, core conductors, cable theory, and the Hodgkin-Huxley Model of the action potential.
Neuromodulation with nano-engineered sensors and actuators.
Course Schedule: February 13 - March 20
Week 1: Fundamentals of bioelectricity
Week 2: Bioelectric signaling
Week 3: Passive conduction
Week 4: Active conduction
Week 5: Nano-engineering therapeutic interventions
Online courses broadly accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering.
Registration is $30. Enrollment is limited.