Michel Maharbiz

Michel Maharbiz

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

646 Sutardja Dai Hall
UC Berkeley

For more information, see: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~maharbiz/

Research Areas

BioMEMS & Nanotechnology

Research Interests

My lab focuses on developing microtechnologies, specifically miniaturized or microfabricated systems, for research in the life sciences and bioengineering. I have a background in both microengineering (both of mechanical, electrical and chemical systems) with Roger Howe (now at Stanford) and biochemical engineering (I developed one of the first miniaturized bioreactor array platforms in the literature, successfully commercialized by Microreactor, Inc.) with Jay Keasling (U.C. Berkeley). I have a track record in developing microsystems ranging from chips to control oxygen gradients in cell culture (Park et al.), components for high density microfluidics (Chang et al., Bansal et al.) to wireless, implantable microsystems for neural stimulation and recording of free-flying insects (Sato et al.) to neural interfaces for mammalian systems (Seo et al., Ledochowitsch et al.).