Nitish Thakor is the Director the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore and the Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering since 2012. He has also been the Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University since 1983. Prof. Thakor’s technical expertise is in the field of Neuroengineering, where he has pioneered many technologies for brain monitoring to prosthetic arms and neuroprosthesis.
He is an author of more than 370 refereed journal papers (H Index 68; I-10 Index 319), more than 20 patents, and co-founder of 4 companies. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, and was the Editor in Chief of IEEE TNSRE from 2005-2011. Prof. Thakor is a recipient of a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health and a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, Founding Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and Fellow of International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering.
He is a recipient of the award of Technical Excellence in Neuroengineering from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Centennial Medal from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering.