August 10-12, 2022. Cambridge, United Kingdom.

SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT: Collaboration Initiation Grant

One of our primary goals during the Whitaker Neuroengineering Workshop is to establish lasting relationships between U.S. and international researchers working in neuroengineering. As part of this initiative, we will offer a £1,500 grant to enable a research visit and initiate a collaboration!

Apply here.


Christopher Proctor

Dr. Christopher Proctor

Group Leader

BBSRC David Phillips Fellow

Engineering Department

University of Cambridge

Alexandra Rutz

    Dr. Alexandra Rutz

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Washington University in St. Louis

Ismael Seáñez

Dr. Ismael Seáñez

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering & Neurosurgery

Washington University in St. Louis

Steven Walston

Dr. Steven Walston

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

University of Southern California

About us

The Whitaker International Neuroengineering Network (WINN) was founded in 2018 thanks to a Concluding Grant Initiative from the Whitaker International Foundation, now under the direction of the Institute for International Education (IIE).The mission of the WINN workshop is to connect researchers from around the world who develop technology for neural interfaces and those who use these technologies (e.g. neuroscientists, clinical researchers, neurosurgeons, etc).

The topics of discussion will include:

- Emerging materials, devices, and other technologies for neural interfaces

- Translational steps for adoption of new neurotechnologies

- Application of neural interfaces for therapy, assistance, and rehabilitation


The conference will be hosted at Emmanuel College, a beautiful and centrally located college of the University of Cambridge. The entrance of the college can be found at the corner of St Andrew's St and Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3AP.


A very limited number of single ensuite dormitory rooms will be available at the workshop venue for £65/night (Emmanuel College). Other lodging options may be found via Booking.com (includes hotels and bed & breakfast) or AirBnB. Generally speaking, lodging options in Cambridge are limited so we encourage you to book well in advance. We encourage you to stay within walking distance of Emmanuel College because public transportation within the city is limited. You can take taxis or Uber.


We are welcoming additional attendees for those who did not submit an abstract. Please register here as "Standard Registration", no later than Aug. 1st, 2022.


Please prepare a poster of A0 dimensions in potrait orientation.


We are following UK governmental advice as well as guidance from the university. Such policies recommend being vaccinated against COVID-19 and practicing good hygiene. At this time, guests will not be required to wear masks but anyone who wants to wear a mask is welcome to. In certain instances and when weather permits, we will offer outdoor events and make arrangements to maximize air flow when indoors.


Attendees traveling from Europe.

Travel to London. By air, London Stansted (STN) is the closest airport to Cambridge. To get to Cambridge from STN, you will take either: a train (30 min, ~£15) or a taxi (45 min, ~£50). If no flights are available to London Stansted, London Luton (LTN) and London Gatwick (LGW) are suggested. To get to Cambridge from LTN or LGW, you will take a train, bus or taxi (1.5-2 hrs).

International attendees (traveling from outside of Europe).

Travel to London. Most international attendees will arrive to London Heathrow (LHR) airport. To get to Cambridge from LHR, you will take a train or bus (2.5-3 hrs) or a taxi (1.5-2 hrs). There are also limited flights to London Gatwick (GTW), which is closer to Cambridge by public transportation. To get to Cambridge from LGW, you will take a train, bus or taxi (1.5-2 hrs).


Attendees arrive

8:30 am – 9:00 am | Coffee and Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am | Introduction to Whitaker Neuroengineering Workshop
9:15 am – 10:00 am | Jacob T. Robinson (Rice University)
10:00 am – 10:45 am | Jack Judy (University of Florida)
10:45 am – 11:15 am | Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Cindy Chestek (University of Michigan)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Panel Discussion

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Poster Session

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm | Maria Asplund (University of Freiburg)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm | Dion Khodagholy (Columbia University)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Break
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm | Tracy Cui (University of Pittsburgh)
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm | Panel Discussion

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm | Break
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Dinner at Emmanuel College
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Neuroengineering Pub Quiz

9:00 am – 9:45 am | Damiano Barone (Cambridge University)
9:45 am – 10:30 am | Alex Green (Oxford University)
10:30 am – 11:00 am | Break
11:00 am – 11:45 am | Tim Denison (University of Oxford)
11:45 am – 12:15 pm | Panel Discussion

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm | Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm | Poster Session

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm | Kristen Kozielski (Technical University of Munich)
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Linda Waldherr (Med. Univ. Graz)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm | John Fleming (University of Oxford)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm | Maneeshika Madduri (University of Washington)
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm | Nicole Pelot (Duke University)
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm | Eleonora Martinelli (EPFL)

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm | Break
4:15 pm – 6:30 pm | Punting
6:30 pm – | Dinner on your own


9:00 am – 9:45 am | Amy Orsborn (University of Washington)
9:45 am – 10:30 am | Douglas Weber (Carnegie Mellon University)
10:30 am – 11:00 am | Break
11:00 am – 11:45 am | Bolu Ajiboye (Case Western Reserve University)
11:45 am – 12:15 pm | Panel Discussion

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm | Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm | Andrew Jackson (Newcastle University)
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Seth Hays (The University of Texas at Dallas)
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm | Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm | Dustin Tyler (Case Western Reserve University)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Warren Grill (Duke University)
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm | Panel Discussion

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm | Break

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm | Lawn Games at Emmanuel College
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Drinks Reception
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Formal Dinner at Emmanuel College

Attendees depart.

Confirmed Speakers

Bolu Ajiboye

Maria Asplund

Damiano Barone

Cindy Chestek

Xinyan Tracy Cui

Tim Denison

Alex Green

Warren Grill

Seth Hays

Andrew Jackson

Jack Judy

Dion Khodagholy

Amy Orsborn

Jacob T. Robinson

Dustin Tyler

Douglas Weber


Contact us for more details if you are interested in being a sponsor for the Whitaker Neuroengineering workshop (whitakerneuro@gmail.com).