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For nearly 30 years, Dustin J. Tyler, PhD, has dedicated himself to translationally focused research in neural engineering. Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Case School of Engineering, has been a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University for over 15 years and is known for his expertise in electrical engineering, artificial and biological neural systems, and biomedical engineering.

As director of the Human Fusions Institute, Tyler has recruited a culturally diverse, open, transdisciplinary community of researchers, thinkers, students, entrepreneurs and world leaders to lead the charge shaping the future of NeuroReality™ and Human Fusions. Get to know the members of our leadership team below.

Core HFI Faculty

Alexis E. Block, Dr. sc.

Assistant Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE)
Case Western Reserve University

Emily Graczyk, PhD

Human Interface, Sensory Perception and Affective Touch
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Michael Fu, PhD

Human Interface and Virtual Reality
Timothy E. and Allison L. Shroeder Assistant Professor in Computer and Data Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Veronica Santos, PhD

Robotic and Mechanical Systems
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Bioengineering
Director of the UCLA Biomechatronics Laboratory
University of California, Los Angeles

Eileen Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor
Bioethics Department
Case Western Reserve University

Nicholas Zingale, PhD

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Director, School of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Zonghe Chua, PhD

Assistant Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Kathyrn Daltorio

Associate Professorr
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Co-Director, Biologically-Inspired Robotics Lab Case Western
Reserve University

Pan Li

Associate Professor
Case School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Soumya Ray, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Case School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Jonathan Baskin, MD

Associate Professor
Surgeon, Biotechnology Translation & Healthcare Applications
Case Western Reserve University

Key Collaborators

Pedram Mohseni, PhD

HFI Sensors & Circuits
Department Chair, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

An Wang

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Case Western Reserve University

Hossein Miri Lavasani, PhD, MS, BS

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science Case Western Reserve University

Shannon E. French, PhD

Director and Inamori Professor in Ethics
Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
Professor Department of Philosophy College of Arts and Sciences
Professor School of Law
Case Western Reserve University

Kenneth Loparo, PhD

Cyberphysical Systems
Arthur L. Parker Professor
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Co-Director, Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC)
Case Western Reserve University

Miao Pan, PhD

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston

Administration and Staff

Bob Michaels

Director of Operations Case
Western Reserve University

Simonetta Quartell

Department Assistant

Joris Lambrecht

Biomedical Engineer
Cleveland FES Center
Case Western Reserve University

Mindy Baierl

Corporate and External Relations
Case Western Reserve University

Jeremy Dunning

Biomedical Engineer
Cleveland VA APT Center

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