Warren Grill
Duke University, USA

Warren M. Grill is the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. He received the B.S. in 1989 from Boston University and the Ph.D. in 1995 from Case Western Reserve University. Professor Grill teaches courses on circuits and instrumentation, bioelectricity, and the fundamentals and applications of electrical stimulation. He received the Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research at Duke University in 2008 and again in 2018, in 2013 was awarded Outstanding Postdoc Mentor at Duke University, and in 2014 received the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.

His research interests are in neural engineering and neuromodulation and include design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications to restoration of bladder function, treatment of movement disorders with deep brain stimulation, electrical stimulation for treatment of pain, and vagus nerve stimulation for regulation of organ function. He has published over 230 peer reviewed journal articles, which have garnered over 22,000 citations (h=75).

He is actively involved in translation and commercialization and has been awarded 59 US patents. He is Co-Founder, Director, and CSO of NDI Medical, a medical device incubator, Co-Founder, Director, and CSO of DBI, which is commercializing a novel approach to brain stimulation for neurological disorders, and Chief Scientific Advisor at SPR Therapeutics, which developed a novel therapy for treating pain. Grill serves on the editorial boards of Brain Stimulation, Neuromodulation, and Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, and is Deputy Editor for the Journal of Neural Engineering. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2007, elected as a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society in 2011, and was awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award by NIH-NINDS in 2015.