Neuroscience meets Engineering

The Rice Neuroengineering Initiative is a collaborative multidisciplinary program that brings together the brightest minds in neuroscience, engineering, and related fields to improve lives by restoring and extending the capabilities of the human brain.

Our Impact

In 2019 the Rice NEI opened its doors with 25,000+ continuous square feet of new laboratories and experimental spaces within the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) across from the Rice University campus. Our home at the BRC places our labs directly across from the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world. We work closely with clinicians and their patients to study neural function and not only devise new technologies for interacting with the brain, but also create new ways to diagnose, treat, and even prevent diseases and disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and Parkinson’s to chronic pain and depression. Learn more >