Neuroelectronic Interfaces (NEI)

Neuroelectronic Interfaces (NEI) Group


The "Neuroelectronic Interfaces" (NEI) Group is a Joint Lab with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT, RWTH Aachen.

The Group is working on Neuroengineering, neuromorphic biohybrids and, within the ERC project BRAIN-ACT, on next generation of interactive biohybrid platforms.

Research Topics

Our research topics are focussed on:


Prof Dr Francesca Santoro


Building 02.4v / Room 226

+49 2461/61-8786





Supported lipid bilayers coupled to organic neuromorphic devices modulate short-term plasticity in biomimetic synapses, Lubrano, C., Bruno, U., Ausilio C., Santoro, F., Adv. Mater. (2022) e2110194. doi:10.1002/adma.202110194

A systems theory approach to describe dynamic coupling at the cell–electrode interface, Bruno, U., Mariano, A., Santoro, F., APL Materials 9, 011103 (2021). doi:10.1063/5.0025293

A biohybrid synapse with neurotransmitter-mediated plasticity, Keene, S.T., Lubrano, C., Kazemzadeh, S., Melianas, A., Tuchman, Y., Polino, G., Scognamiglio, P., Cinà, L., Salleo, A., van de Burgt, Y., Santoro, F., Nat. Mater. 19, 969–973 (2020). doi:10.1038/s41563-020-0703-y

Probing the Ultrastructure of Spheroids and Their Uptake of Magnetic Nanoparticles by FIB–SEM, Mollo, V., Scognamiglio, P., Marino, A., Ciofani, G., Santoro, F., Adv. Mater. Technol. 5, 1900687 (2020). doi:10.1002/admt.201900687

Dynamic Manipulation of Cell Membrane Curvature by Light-Driven Reshaping of Azopolymer, De Martino, S., Zhang, W., Klausen, L., Lou, H.-Y, Li, X., Alfonso, F.S., Cavalli, S., Netti, P.A., Santoro, F., Cui, B., Nano Lett. 20 (1), 577–584 (2020). doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b04307

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