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Hamid Charkhkar, PhDResearch interests
Neural engineering, Neuroprosthesis, Biomedical instrumentation, Brain-Machine Interface
Dr. Hamid Charkhkar is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH. He also holds an Investigator position in the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center in the VA Rehabilitation Service at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (LSCVAMC). His research effort is focused on the use of neurotechnology to restore sensorimotor function in people with limb loss or neuromusculoskeletal impairment. During his PhD, he developed and characterized novel microelectrode arrays for recording neural activity in vitro for neuropharmacology applications. Additionally, he designed, developed, and tested intracortical electrode arrays for brain-machine interface (BMI). During his postdoctoral training, he pursued clinical neural engineering research, mainly focused on restoring sensation to lower-limb amputees using non-penetrable nerve electrodes. His skills span basic science techniques and clinical research methods in the field of neuroengineering. He has worked within multidisciplinary teams consisting of clinicians, engineers, and scientists to complete milestone-based research projects. So far, he has authored more than 10 peer-reviewed publications and has been a co-author on a dozen of manuscripts. He serves as an invited reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals and professional conferences. His goal is to develop a career in translational neuroengineering research where he can apply scientific and technical contributions from the bench to the clinical arena to improve the quality of life in people with sensorimotor deficits.
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