Our Mission


Penn’s Center for Neuroengineering & Therapeutics is working to develop and test new devices that can restore brain and nervous system function after it has been lost to disease or disability.

We represent a versatile community of researchers who share three aims:

MAP the neural code in brain and nervous system disorders and discover how it can be manipulated to improve or restore function.

ENGINEER new mapping and treatment technologies that can be translated into patient care and improve lives.

EDUCATE emerging leaders in this field at the interface of clinical medicine, engineering, neuroscience, and industry.

Featured Lab

Lucas Lab

Translational Neuromodulation

The Lucas lab, known as the Translational Neuromodulation Lab, develops neuroprosthetic devices to restore movement and sensation to paralyzed limbs following neurological injury. In addition, the TNL develops cognitive prosthetics to augment memory for those suffering traumatic brain injury or dementia.


Dr. Vitale receives the Linda Pechenik Montague Investigator Award

Dr. Vitale has received the Linda Pechenik Montague Investigator Award. This prestigious award was...


Transparent Neural Electrodes Made of Graphene for Studying Dynamics of Brain Circuits

2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit

 CNT Postdoctoral Researcher, Duygu Kuzum, will be presenting some of her work at the 2015...