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Marom Bikson

Marom Bikson

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York of CUNY

Associate Professor, Programs in Biology and Engineering, The Graduate Center CUNY

Department of Biomedical Engineering
The City College of New York of CUNY
T-403B Steinman Hall, 160 Convent Ave

New York , NY 10031
Office Phone: (212) 650-6791


  1. Post-Doc, Neurophysiology Unit, University of Birmingham Medical School, U.K., 2003
  2. Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 2000
  3. B.S., Biomedical Engineering (EE Concentration), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1995


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 have the world-class resources of the CUNY system and our NYCBE hospital partners.”

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.

Prof. Bikson’s group uses a range of research and engineering design tools including cellular and animal studies, computer simulations, imaging, and clinical evaluation. Prof. Bikson’s work is supported by funding agencies including NIH, The Andy Grove Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Prof. Bikson is actively involved in biomedical education including outreach to underserved groups.

Prof. Bikson has provided technical support and consulting for biomedical companies (Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Nevrocorp, Ion Channel Innovations), utility companies (Con Edison, First Energy), regulatory agencies (NASA, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), and litigation support.

Prof. Bikson is co-director of Neural Engineering at The City College of New York and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering.