Dominique M. Durand
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Dominique M. Durand is E.L. Linsedth Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Physiology & Biophysics, Neurosciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He received an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Electronique, Hydrolique, Informatique et Automatique de Toulouse, France in 1974. In 1975, he received a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from CWRU in Cleveland OH., worked several years in addiction research and in 1982 received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He received an NSF Young Investigator Presidential Award as well as the Diekhoff and Wittke awards for graduate and undergraduate teaching, the Mortar board top-prof awards as well a the distinguished research award at CWRU. He is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of IAMBE. He serves on many editorial boards of peer-reviewed scientific journals and is the editor-in-chief and founding editor of the Journal of Neural Engineering. He has been elected twice as the North America representative of the IEEE-EBMS. He is the director of the Neural Engineering Center at CWRU and BME department Associate Chair at CWRU responsible for the MSc programs. His research interests are in neural engineering and include computational neuroscience, neurophysiology and control of epilepsy, non-linear dynamics of neural systems, neural prostheses, neuromodulation and applied magnetic and electrical field interactions with neural tissue.