Mahbub to create new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery

UNT faculty Ifana Mahbub

Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, has received a NSF CAREER Award to develop a wireless recording, stimulation and power system that allows medical researchers to study and possibly treat brain diseases such as chronic neuropathic pain and post-stroke paralysis.

“My goal is to develop a microscopic, wirelessly powered, wireless system that will record neural signals from electrodes inside the brain and provide stimulation in the form of visible light from tiny LEDs,” said Mahbub. “This will allow researchers to study genetically modified neurons in the brain. Scientists will actually be able to monitor neural signals in real time and see responses throughout the brain when the neurons are exposed to light.” Learn more.

Electrical students sweep awards at Metrocon

Electrical students sweep awards in undergraduate poster competition

Students from the Department of Electrical Engineering made a big splash this year at the IEEE Metrocon 2019, securing first, second and third place in the undergraduate student poster competition.

Bernabe Rangel, Jose Arreguin-Martinez, Ho Thuy Tien Le and Linh Nguyen took first place for developing a system that measures how well the body impedes electric flow through its impact on electrodes.

Second place went to Chukwuma Iroegbu, Zachary Green and Mitchel Boling for their work on a low-cost custom-made mask aligner.

Lastly, Enzo Jaques, Casey Spoon and Ian Rasmussen secured third place for their work on HVAC systems integrated with machine learning. Learn more.