Prof. Stéphanie P. Lacour holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology 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). Her research focuses on the materials, technology and integration of soft bioelectronic interfaces including artificial skin, ultra-compliant neural electrodes for in vitro platforms as well as in vivo implants.
The Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronics Interfaces (LSBI) explores how to shape traditionally rigid electronic circuits into conformable, skin-like formats. Our mission is to engineer and implement novel materials and technologies overcoming the “hard to soft” mechanical mismatch between man-made devices and biological tissues in order to provide improved biocompatibility and enhanced functionality of these hybrid interfaces.