Eligible PhD Programs

Bioelectronics encompasses fundamental studies of electrochemistry (Chemistry), conductive proteins and neuron excitation (Biosciences), the determinants of electron transfer efficiencies (Physics), and extracellular electron transfer to sediments (Earth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences). Bioelectronics innovations are enabled by the design of conformal conductive materials (Materials Sciences & Nanoengineering), device integration and signal processing (Electrical & Computer Engineering), conductive polymers and cell connections (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering), genetic engineering (Bioengineering), and knowledge about challenges where devices are deployed (Civil & Environmental Engineering). New bioelectronics devices raises questions related to translating emergent technologies into our lives, such as the ethics of human-device modification and uses of synthetic cells (Social Sciences), public responses to devices, data handling, and data access (Public Policy), governmental regulation (Political Science), and commercialization (Economics). Because bioelectronics connects with so many disciplines, graduate students enrolled in the following programs are eligible to apply and participate in this NRT.

  1. Applied Physics Graduate Program
  2. Biochemistry & Cell Biology Graduate Program
  3. Bioengineering Graduate Program
  4. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Program
  5. Chemistry Graduate Program
  6. Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Program
  7. Earth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences Graduate Program
  8. Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Program
  9. Materials Science and Nanoengineering
  10. Physics Graduate Program
  11. Psychology Graduate Program
  12. Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology Graduate Program
  13. Sociology Graduate Program