Lipid-inorganic Interfaces

Researchers: Matt Angle, Nate Hohman, Katie Chang, Vijay Narasimhan

The limiting factor to developing chronic interfaces between electronic systems and the cell interior is currently a lack of understanding of the physicochemical interactions between cellular membranes and inorganic electrode materials.

We investigate the interfaces formed between lipid bilayers and nanoengineered inorganic materials with the goal of rationally designing new electrodes that can non-invasively record the electrical activity of cells. This could have profound impact for both pharmaceutical screening and brain-machine interfaces.