Student Spotlight

Bioelectronics Group: Andres Canales

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Hometown, Country:
Mexico City, Mexico

Academic history prior to coming to MIT:
B. Sc. in chemistry at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), 2011

What brought you to MIT?
During my undergraduate studies, the most interesting topics I dealt with included solid state chemistry and materials science. This led me to pursue a graduate career in materials science.

What problem are you trying to solve with your current research and what are some possible applications?
In a broad sense, I’m trying to solve is the lack of minimally invasive neural probes to be used to study brain pathologies.

What interests you most about your research?
Combining different fabrication and application methods.

What are your future plans?
Pursue a career in academia.