Structured silicon surfaces for optical neuromodulation and visual restoration restoration

  • Du, Mingde (Principal investigator)

Project Details


This project aims at developing advanced retinal prosthesis based on silicon surfaces with extremely high-efficiency of light absorption, by taking advantage of cutting-edge microfabrication techniques at Micronova microfabrication center, Aalto University. If successful, this project will have a significant impact on science and life. For fundamental research, this project will provide a novel platform for studying the connection between neurons and addressing the essential questions in fundamental neuroscience, promoting the recognition of our brain. For a better life, this project will produce an advanced visual restoration approach that can enable blind people to "see" all the visible light and bring them back to the colorful world.
Short titleSiNeu/Mingde Du
AcronymSiNeu/Mingde Du
Effective start/end date01/09/202131/05/2023

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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