Professor Stephanie Lacour, the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology, is today – the 1st of February 2018 – to succeed Professor Olaf Blanke as Director of EPFL’s Center for Neuroprosthetics. She will take over from Professor Olaf Blanke, who has led the Center since 2012 when it was founded.
Professor Blanke, the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroprosthetics, has been instrumental in establishing the Center as a major presence in its research field and in forging its first-rate reputation for clinical translation in neuroscience and neuroengineering. He was also pivotal to the successful move of the Center and its work to Campus Biotech, where he continued to build key alliances in the development of a clinical research network throughout the Lemanic region and beyond.
Stéphanie Lacour holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology. She is Professor at the School of Engineering and leads the Laboratory of Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces. She is a founding member of the Center for Neuroprosthetics and an advocate for its interdisciplinary research. Professor Lacour brings cutting edge expertise in soft materials science and engineering to the CNP as well as innovative perspectives to help develop and deploy neuroprosthetic medicine. Her nomination at the CNP Directorship received unanimous support of the CNP faculties and EPFL Presidency.