Bioelectronics integrates principles of electrical engineering to biology, medicine and ultimately health. My lab challenges and seeks to advance our fundamental concepts in man-made electronic systems applied to biology. Specifically, the focus is on designing and manufacturing electronic devices with mechanical properties close to those of the host biological tissue so that long-term reliability and minimal perturbation are induced in vivo and/or truly wearable systems become possible.
We use fabrication methods borrowed from the MEMS and microelectronics industries and adapt them to soft substrates like elastomers. We develop novel characterization tools adapted to mechanically compliant bioelectronic circuits. We evaluate in vitro, in animal models and ultimately on humans our soft bioelectronic interfaces
Stéphanie P. Lacour holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology in the School of Engineering at EPFL and leads the Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces.
She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from INSA de Lyon, France, and completed postdoctoral research at Princeton University and the University of Cambridge. She is the recipient of the 2006 MIT TR35, a University Research Fellowship of the Royal Society, European Research Council ERC Starting and POC Grants, and a SNSF-ERC Consolidator Grant. She was elected a 2015 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
|Ph.D.||INSA, Lyon, France||1998-2001|
|M.Sc.||Integrated Electronic Devices||INSA, Lyon France||1998|
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|I.M. Graz, D.P.J. Cotton, A. Robinson, S.P. Lacour
Applied Physics Letters, 2011, vol. 98, 124101.
|Silicone substrate with in situ relief for stretchable thin-film transistors|
|S.P. Lacour, S. Benmerah, E. Tarte, J. FitzGerald, J. Serra, S. McMahon, J. Fawcett, O. Graudejus, Z. Yu, B. Morrison III
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, June 2010, vol. 48, p. 945-954.
|Flexible and stretchable micro-electrodes for in vitro and in vivo neural interfaces, Special Issue � Review|
|S.P. Lacour, J.J. FitzGerald, N. Lago, E. Tarte, S. McMahon, J.W. Fawcett
EEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, special issue on Neural interfaces to the Peripheral Nervous System, 2009, vol. 17, no. 5, p. 454-460.
|Micro-channel electrode arrays: a novel type of regenerative peripheral nerve interface (Journal Cover)|
|D.P. Cotton, I. Graz, S.P. Lacour
EEE Sensors Journal, 2009, vol. 9, no. 12, p. 2008-2009
|A Multifunctional Capacitive Sensor for Stretchable Electronic Skins|
|S.P. Lacour, J. Jones, S. Wagner, T. Li, Z. Suo
Proceedings of the IEEE on Flexible Electronics Technology, 2005, vol. 93, no. 8, p. 1459-1467.
|Stretchable interconnects for elastic electronic surfaces|
|S. P�richon Lacour, S. Wagner, Z. Huang, Z. Suo
Applied Physics Letters, 2003, vol. 82, no.15, p. 2404-2406.
|Stretchable gold conductors on elastomeric substrates|
|S. P�richon, V. Lysenko, B. Remaki, B. Champagnon, D. Barbier
Journal of Applied Physics, 1999, vol. 86, no.8, p. 4700-4702.
|Measurement of porous silicon thermal conductivity by micro-Raman scattering|
Teaching & PhD
- Life Sciences Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Biotechnology and Bioengineering
- Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics
- Doctoral Program in Manufacturing Systems and Robotics
- Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems
- Doctoral Program in Neuroscience
- Doctoral Program in Photonics
- Doctoral Program in Mechanics
PhD StudentsAkouissi Outman
Alwahab Noaf Salah Ali
Dejace Laurent Mirko
Fallegger Florian Dylan
Paggi Valentina Marie
Past PhD StudentsGribi Sandra ...
Guex Amélie Anne ...
Hirsch Arthur Edouard ...
Michaud Hadrien Olivier ...
Michoud Frédéric Pierre Gérald ...
Paulou Cédric Xavier ...
Romeo Alessia ...
Vachicouras Nicolas ...
The course introduces the fundamentals of semicondutor devices: PN diodes, bipolar and MOS transistors. Topics covered include: PN junctions, bipolar transistors, device operations, current sources, polarisation circuits and AC responses
The course is an introduction to the emerging field of flexible (bio)electronics. It provides an overview of the materials and processes used to design and manufacture flexible circuits and sensors. Applications encompass flexible sensors, biointerfaces,...
Amongst others, following topics will be covered during the course: - Soft Microsystems and Electronics - Electroactive polymers - Printed electronics and microsystems - Inkjet printing of polymers - Stretchable electronics - Mechanical reliability