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On Thursday, May 19th, the UH Noninvasive Brain Machine Interface Systems Lab hosted members of the Houston area American Association of University Women and the Houston area Rotary’s chair of Polio Plus:  Susan Boone Susan Dunten Janice Teske Pamela Ossorio Carolyn Morris Rose Ennis Pat and Monte Farnell Karen North Wayne Staton  We enjoyed showing […]

On Thursday, Chairman of the UH System Board of Regents and his family made a $50 million gift to the College of Medicine. In return, the University of Houston College of Medicine will now be known as the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. This is a transformational gift that will not only strengthen […]

Alexander Steele is currently a Ph.D. candidate and also a research assistant at the Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Jose L. Contreras-Vidal. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran with an inspiring story of fighting adversity. He has been selected as a DARPA Riser. DARPA Riser is a highly competitive […]

Paras Gupta, a former BRAIN REU undergraduate student, got accepted into Texas A&M’s Engineering Medicine Program (EnMed). EnMed is a unique and newer medical school in Houston, integrating Engineering Design principles into the typical medical school curriculum. He will be graduating with both a Medical Doctorate (MD) and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Biomedical […]

Dr. Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Director of NSF IUCRC BRAIN Phase 2 and Laboratory for Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems at the University of Houston will, be speaking on May 12th, 2022, at Rice University Neuroengineering Conference: Restoring and Extending the Human Brain, Houston, TX. The conference is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs. […]

University of Houston BRAIN Faculty Member Dr. Saurabh Prasad has received a grant of $561 thousand from NASA for a project called “Knowledge Transfer for Robust GeoAI Across Space, Sensors and Time via Active Deep Learning”. The project, in collaboration with Purdue, will advance the frontier of deep active learning and knowledge transfer to facilitate […]

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The BRAIN Center


The Building Reliable Advances and Innovations in Neurotechnology (BRAIN) Center is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center that began with Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Houston (UH). This partnership has grown by adding two international sites, Miguel Hernandez University in Spain, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico, and three prospective national sites, Georgia Tech,  University of Maryland Baltimore County, and West Virginia University allowing rigorous testing of efficacy, safety and long-term reliability of neurotechnology that would not be otherwise possible within the traditional ‘silos’ of academic, industry, regulatory and clinical communities.

The BRAIN Center will develop safe, effective and affordable personalized neurotechnologies for diagnostics, restoration, enhancement, and rehabilitation of sensory, motor, affective and cognitive functions. This mission will be pursued by supporting innovative interdisciplinary research across the multiple dimensions of brain function and behavior with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life.


Workforce Development

In addition to its research initiatives, BRAIN will also focus on workforce development through training and education of (a) technical and scientific visionaries who will lead industry driven neurotechnology initiatives, (b) R&D managers who can execute the technical vision, (c) engineers who can analyze, design, and maintain neurotechnologies and understand their broader environmental and social impacts, and (d) future educators in neurotechnology innovation. BRAIN Site Directors will closely interact with the Academic Advisory Board (AAB) to develop an Entrepreneurship Program across institutions that will target from pre-college students to postdoctoral fellows and Center’s faculty.

The summary of Center Facilities provides a comprehensive listing of the facilities that support the BRAIN Center research mission and broader impacts agenda.

Facilities, Equipment And Software