• Research Group for Implantable Microsystems

    Microsystems to interface neurons

  • Microtechnology meets neuroscience

    Smart solutions in material science to challenges in neurobiology

  • Multidisciplinary approaches in neurotechnology

    From microdevice design to in vivo validation

Softening neural interfaces

Mechanically adaptive thiolene-acrylate based neural probes which change their elastic modulus under physiological conditions to mitigate neuroinflammatory response.

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Infrared neuromodulation

Multimodal silicon microelectrodes to excite or inhibit single unit activity through local irradiation of infrared light.

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Suppression of epilepsy

Multimodal polymer based microimplants to characterize the effect of focal brain cooling on epileptic activity in rat subjects.

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Flexible, transparent microECoGs

Polyimide and Parylene based microECoG electrodes designed for cortical electrophysiology and simultaneous optical and MR imaging of the intact brain.

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The Research Group of Implantable Microsystems is hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology & Bionics, PPCU, Budapest, Hungary. The objective of our group is to act as a link between material science and neuroscience and to develop cutting-edge technologies to investigate brain structure and function. Our multidisciplinary team, composed of electrical, chemical, bionic engineers and biologists devotes its research to introduce novel materials in neural applications and to construct multimodal microdevices facilitating simultaneous use of various functionalities like electrical recording, local drug delivery and optical stimulation. In cooperation with domestic and international labs, we develop flexible, implantable devices, which are compatible with neuroimaging techniques like MRI and two-photon imaging. Our works rely on cleanroom processes provided by the Microsystems Lab of CER, HAS.

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Group Leader:
Zoltan Fekete, PhD

+36 (30) 612 3218


Faculty of Information Technology & Bionics, Pazmany Peter Catholic University
Prater u 50/A
H-1083 Budapest