Advanced Platform Technology Center
Heidi Martin, PhD
Heidi B. Martin is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Her current research focuses on engineering of diamond materials for electrochemical devices, with emphasis on implantable biomedical devices, including neurosensors and neural stimulators. In 2005, she received an NSF CAREER award in this area, and then an NIH R01 the subsequent year. Her laboratory’s approach is comprehensive, with capabilities for fabrication, materials and electrochemical characterization, and in vitro testing. A primary innovation of the group is in fabrication & assembly schemes for devices that are more compatible for implantation, with current technologies involving mechanically flexible electrodes.