Bruce C Wheeler

Bruce C Wheeler
Bruce C Wheeler
Professor Emeritus


  • PhD Electrical Engineering, Cornell University 1981

Research Statement

Technologies for the Study of Small Neuronal Networks: Micropatterning the Growth of Individual Neurons; Microelectrode Array Fabrication; Neural Signal Processing.

Hearing Related Technologies: Signal Processing for Smart Hearing Aids. Controlled growth of Neurons for Cochlear Prostheses.

Generally: Biomedical Engineering & Signal Processing.

Research Interests

  • Patterned Growth of Neurons
  • Controlled Stimulation of Neuronal Networks
  • Microminiature Sensors for Neural Recording
  • Analysis of Multichannel Neural Signals

Research Areas

Teaching Honors

  • Medical Scholars Program Outstanding Advisor, 2003.
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Advising Undergraduate Students, 2000
  • Illinois Dad's Association Outstanding Faculty Award 1999
  • Honorary Knight of St. Pat -- "for demonstrating leadership in his field, contributing to the enhancement of student activities, and maintaining a high level of character." (Chosen by Engineering College Student Leaders) - 1999.
  • Inclusion in the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, Spring 1984, Fall 1987, Spring 1996
  • Dean's List of Outstanding Advisors - 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001
  • Stanley H. Pierce Award - 1987

Research Honors

  • 3M Faculty Development Award - 1984, 1985
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2004
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2008

Public Service Honors

  • Advisory Board, Bio and Brain Engineering Department, Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Daejon, Korea, 2007-present
  • Advisory Board, Cornell University Biological and Environmental Engineering Department, 2004-present
  • Advisory Board, Bioengineering Department at the University of Florida, 2003 - present