Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Philip R. Troyk has been named executive director of the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering.
Internationally recognized as a leader in the field of neural interface design through the use of implantable electronic devices and systems, Troyk will help guide all aspects of the Pritzker Institute’s research portfolio. From his work on the implementation of an intracortical visual prosthesis to give sight to the visually impaired, to his research involving sensors for prosthetic limb control, Troyk’s research is on the forefront of some of the most significant biomedical advances of our time. We welcome his leadership and vision to the Pritzker Institute.
The Pritzker Institute’s purpose is to enhance the biomedical science and engineering research activities at Illinois Tech. Pritzker Institute develops and coordinates relationships and programs with traditional science and engineering departments within the university as well as with outside institutions, especially Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.
In 1982 the Pritzker Institute was established with an endowment from Robert A. Pritzker (IE ’46). Five centers currently operate within the Pritzker Institute, including:
- Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT)
- Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering Research (CINNR)
- Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education (ECDRE)
- Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC)
- Center for Molecular Study of Condensed Soft Matter (uCoSM)