Kevin J. Otto, Ph.D.

Kevin J. Otto
Kevin J. Otto, Ph.D.
Primary Faculty
Neural engineering, device-tissue interfaces and neurostimulation
1275 Center Drive, NEB 363, PO Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 294-2227
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
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Neuroprostheses Research Lab
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1997
M.S., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2000
Ph.D., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2003
Post-doctoral Training, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006

Research Summary:

Dr. Otto’s research is focused on engineering neural interfaces for both research purposes as well as treatment options in neurological injuries or disease. In particular, his research focuses on multi-channel implantable microdevices in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. These interfaces are being investigated for many applications including: sensory replacement, cognitive functional therapy, and neuromodulation for autonomic therapies.

Selected Publications:

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Honors and Awards:

  • National Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2017
  • Faculty Service Award, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, 2012
  • Seed for Success, Purdue University, 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association , 2009
  • Individual Post-Doctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2005
  • University of Michigan College of Engineering Research Mentor Award, 2003
  • IEEE-EMBS Neural Engineering Conference Fellowship, 2003
  • Graduate Academic Scholarship (Arizona State University), 2001
  • First Place Graduate Student, ASU Biomedical Engineering Society Poster Competition, 1999