Principal Investigator

Erin Patrick, PhD, received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the University of Florida (UF) in 2002 and 2010, respectively.  She is currently a Research Assistant Professor at UF in the ECE department and specializes in multiphysics modeling and simulation. Her research areas of interest range from transistor-based biological and chemical sensors to bioelectric phenomena and neural-interface technologies.

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants


Krista Marrocco is a Sophomore in Electrical Engineering. Last semester, she presented in the 2020 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her poster was titled “Understanding Neural Activation in a Peripheral Nerve”.  She is currently working on design support for novel peripheral nerve interfaces.


Brook Heyd is a Sophomore in Electrical Engineering and is working on modeling support for the prediction of recording and stimulation performance of peripheral nerve interfaces.



Angelique Vela is a Junior in Electrical Engineering and is working on the project: Electrical stimulation of adipose-derived stem sells. She was recently accepted into the University Scholars Program.



Joshua Ciorciari is a Senior in Electrical Engineering and is working on the biofilm electrophysiology project: Probing the electrical nature of biofilm growth.



Jack Wang is a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering and is working on modeling the volume of tissue activated by deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes.




Former Undergraduate Research Assistants

Zach Weisblatt is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.