The EE Department Welcomes Assistant Professor Dion Khodagholy
Dion Khodagholy joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in July 2017 as an Assistant Professor. He comes to us after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at New York University, Langone Medical Center as a Simons fellow. His multidisciplinary approach to research aims to use unique properties of materials for the purpose of designing and developing novel electronic devices that allow efficient interaction with biological substrates, specifically neural networks and the brain. This unique fusion of electronic engineering, materials science, neuroscience and medicine allows for Dr. Khodagholy to work towards developing tools and methods that will potentially benefit patients and improve quality of life. This process involves design, characterization, and fabrication of high-performance biocompatible electronics to acquire and analyze neural data. The ultimate goal is to translate such advances in electronics, materials, and neuroscience into more effective diagnostics and treatments for neuropsychiatric diseases.
Dr. Khodagholy earned his first Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham (UK) in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. This was followed by a second Master’s degree and a PhD in Microelectronics at the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) of the Ecole des Mines (France).