Jack W. Judy, Ph.D.

Jack W. Judy
Jack W. Judy, Ph.D.
Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status
Affiliate Faculty
Department: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Address: 
Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) 210
Office Phone: 
(352) 846-1275
Education: 

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1989

Dr. Jack Judy serves as the Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) and holds the Intel Nanotechnology Endowed Chair. Dr. Judy was formerly a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While at DARPA he managed the Reliable Neural-Interface Technology Program (RE-NET), which he created to address the fundamental, and yet at the time largely overlooked, reliability problem of chronic neural-recording interfaces. Without successfully developing and translating high-performance neural-recording interfaces that function for the life of the patient, many of the widely envisioned clinical applications for brain-machine interfaces will not be realized.

His present BME research interests span a wide range of neuroengineering topics, such as reliable high-performance neural interfaces to the peripheral nervous system, new sensor technologies to advanced deep-brain-stimulation (DBS) technologies and its applications, miniature implantable high-speed multichannel chemical sensors, wireless neural telemetry and packaging, and a variety of biological micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS/NEMS).