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|
|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|