Nathalia Peixoto

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor, Bioengineering

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  • 703-993-1567 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 3912
    4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Nathalia Peixoto joined the research and teaching faculty at Volgenau School of Engineering – Bioengineering Department in 2006. Until August 2006 Peixoto had been a postdoctoral researcher at the Krasnow Institute, focusing on seizure control with low-frequency electric fields. She also developed micro-fabricated oxygen sensors to profile metabolic activity in cardiac cells at Stanford University. During her PhD at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, Peixoto developed microelectrode arrays and investigated primary neuronal cultures. As part of her PhD project, she spent almost two years in Bonn, Germany as a researcher with the German Retina Implant project. Peixoto’s research interests include implantable electrodes and systems, hybrid systems (cell cultures and electronics), control of assistive technology, bioMEMS (bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems), and experimental models of neuro-pathologies such as epilepsy and spreading depression.


PhD, , Universidade de Sao Paulo

MS, , University of Campinas

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor


2015 - 2016 : Bioimpedance of stimulating electrodes for the safe placement of retinal implants. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2013 - 2016 : Identification and Control for Pattern Steering in Dynamical Networks. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2013 - 2014 : VA STEM CoNNECT. Funded by Longwood University.

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