Luis Hoffman

Atp Hoffman Luis Mobile 300 329 C1
Head of Engineering

Phone: +32 (0)16 28 8191

  • Started at NERF: 01/10/2015
  • Last day at NERF: 14/06/2019
  • This person is no longer at NERF.

I lead the Neuroegineering department at NERF where we develop cutting edge devices that interact with the brain. To advance brain understanding, the neuroscientific community requires a constant flow of better tools that are capable of measuring and manipulating the nervous systems through different modalities such as electrical, chemical, optical and mechanical. NERF has embraced this challenge with its own engineering department.

We are developing flexible electronic neural recording arrays that will improve interaction with the soft brain tissue. We are working on the (bio)chemical functionalization of recording electrodes to enhance the connection to neurons. We are also designing microfluidic devices that efficiently interchange compounds with the brain.

since 2015 Head of engineering at NERF
2018 PhD Electrical Engineering KU Leuven, Belgium
2011 MSc Nanoscience Nanotechnology, KU Leuven, Belgium
2005-2009 Project engineer VIA Informatin Tools, Heredia, Costa Rica
2003-2005 R&D engineer GNE Corp, San Jose, Costa Rica
2002-2003 Project engineer GNE Corp, San Jose, Costa Rica
2001 BSc Electrical Engineering UCR, San Pedro, Costa Rica