Pedro Irazoqui is a pioneer in the development of wireless implantable and wearable devices with the potential to treat conditions like epilepsy or glaucoma. He is a Professor in both Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. In his time there, as well as his 16 years at Purdue previously, he has taught thousands of undergrads, mentored hundreds in research, and trained 26 PhDs (and counting) all of whom have gone on to do incredible things.
His lab focuses on leveraging circuit design, telemetry, wireless power, and other tools of electrical engineering to create systems-level medical devices that can be worn or implanted to: track patient biomarkers associated with diseases; drive electrical activity in excitable tissue to provide therapy; or modulate photoswitchable compounds to deliver spatially-targetted pharmacotherapy with minimal side effects.
Irazoqui is the co-founder and CTO of Bionode, LLC, which aims to commercialize electroceutical therapy for glaucoma. He is CSO for Neurava, LLC which is commercializing diagnostic and therapeutic devices for SUDEP. He serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Fellow of AIMBE. Irazoqui received his PhD in neural engineering (2003) from University of California, Los Angeles. He earned both his master’s (1999) and bachelor’s degrees (with honors and honors in major in 1997) in electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.
- Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Affiliated Centers & Institutes
- Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Biomedical Engineering, 2003
- M.S. University of New Hampshire, Durham, Electrical Engineering, 1999
- B.S. University of New Hampshire, Durham, Electrical Engineering, 1997