Designated Emphasis in Neuroengineering (DE-NE)

The Designated Emphasis in Neuroengineering provides interdisciplinary education and research training at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, on core areas including Neuroscience and Computational Tools, Cognitive Neuroengineering, Prosthetics and Human-Machine Interfaces, and Human Performance and Rehabilitation. This training shall prepare the students for careers in academia, industry, and government in the emerging field of neuroengineering.

Affiliated PhD programs

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Neuroscience

Admissions criteria

Any Ph.D. student from an affiliated program is eligible for admission, provided that the candidate intends to complete a dissertation in which the topic relates to neuroengineering.
The student’s major professor must be an affiliated faculty member of the DE-NE. The student should enroll during the first two years (early in the Fall Quarter recommended) of their Ph.D. for the timely completion of the DE-NE curricular requirements before attempting their qualifying exam. The applicant must send the Application for Designated Emphasis Form (GS323 on the Graduate Studies Forms website) to the DE Chair along with a cover letter stating how participation in the DE will enhance the student’s doctoral work. Applications will be reviewed and the admission decision will be made by the DE Executive Committee.

DE-NE Executive Committee

DE-NE Chair

Professor and Center Co-Director Erkin Seker, PhD is the Chair of the DE-NE program. Please contact Prof. Seker for questions about the DE-NE:

DE-NE Executive Committee Faculty Members

DE-NE Executive Committee Student Representative

Jessica Korte, PhD student, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group

DE-NE Faculty Members

DE-NE Curriculum