Stéphanie P. Lacour

Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology

Stéphanie P. Lacour, PhD, holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology and is professor in microengineering and bioengineering at the School of Engineering at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. She received her PhD. in electrical engineering from INSA de Lyon, France, and completed postdoctoral research at Princeton University (USA) and the University of Cambridge (UK). She is a co-founding member of the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics. Her lab seeks to advance fundamental concepts in man-made electronic systems applied to biology, integrating principles of electrical engineering with biology, medicine and ultimately health. Specifically, the focus is on designing and manufacturing electronic devices with mechanical properties close to those of the host biological tissue so that long-term reliability and minimal perturbation are induced in vivo and truly wearable systems become possible.