Professional Recognition



  • Gregory Brown, advised by Xeumei Huang
    NIH F30 Award for The Striatum and Hippocampus: “Hubs” of White Matter Connections in Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Decline
    Named to 20 in their 20’s list
  • Philip Graybill, co-advised by Mehdi Kiani and Bruce Gluckman
    “Leighton Riess Graduate Fellowship in Engineering for Academic Excellence in Biomedical Research from Penn State
    2019 “Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award”
  • Yu-Chi Huang, advised by Jian Yang
    COE CERI REU, Fall 2018
  • Maria Hudock, advised by Jian Yang
    COE CERU REU, Spring 2018
    2018 Erickson Discovery Grant
  • Sarah Knappman, advised by Jian Yang
    COE CERI REU, Summer 2018
    COE CERI REU, Fall 2018
    David and Shirley Wormley Scholarship, Summer 2018
    Society for Women Engineers (SWE), 2019
  • Chuying Ma, advised by Jian Yang
    Harold K. Schilling Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, 2019
  • Hesam Sadeghi, advised by Mehdi Kiani
    “Melvin P. Bloom Memorial Outstanding Doctoral Research Award” in Electrical Engineering
  • Jessica Smith, advised by Jian Yang
    2018 Erickson Discovery Grant



The Penn State Center for Neural Engineering is a large, interdisciplinary research group that brings together neural engineering-focused researchers from the Penn State College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, the Materials Research Institute, and the Eberly College of Science. Chartered in June 2007, the center occupies 22,000 square feet of space in the Millennium Science Complex.

Center for Neural Engineering

Millennium Science Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802