Marom Bikson PhD

Shames Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York

Marom Bikson, PhD is the Shames Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York. He is known for his work on the cellular mechanisms of electrical stimulation and translational medical device design. He has published over 250 articles on medical device technology and brain stimulation. Technologies invented in Dr. Bikson's lab are in hundreds of medical centers globally.

Prof. Marom Bikson’s research group studies the effects of electricity on the human body and applies this knowledge toward the development of medical devices and electrical safety guidelines.

“Our goal is to improve human health by combining engineering innovation, with cutting-edge experimental techniques, and original bio-medical insight. This challenge requires creative problem-solving, precision, and imagination. We are tremendously fortunate to access the extensive resources of the City University of New York research centers and of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering hospital network.”

Specific areas of research include:

  1. Medical devices including biosensors, drug delivery technology, and electrotherapy devices for neurological disorders.
  2. Medical device safety including electrical hazards, electroporation, heating damage, and safe stimulation protocols.
  3. Electrical safety, electric shock hazards, and accidental electrocution.
  4. Understanding the neuronal networks underlying normal brain function, including the role of endogenous electric fields.
  5. Developing new treatments for neurological diseases including epilepsy and depression, through translational research.