Dr. Kevin J. Otto

otto_kevin2014Dr. Kevin J. Otto
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kevin.otto@bme.ufl.edu
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Neural engineering, device-tissue interfaces, and neurostimulation
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Dr. Kevin J. Otto received the BS degree in chemical engineering from Colorado State University in 1997, the MS degree in Bioengineering in 2002 and the PhD Degree in Bioengineering in 2003 from Arizona State University, Tempe.

From 1997 to 2003 he was a Research Assistant in the Bioengineering Department, Arizona State University, where his work was in the areas of neural engineering and sensory neuroprostheses. From 2003 to 2004 he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where his work focused on brain-machine interface systems and implantable devices. From 2004 to 2006 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Central Systems Laboratory in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where his work focused on cochlear implants.

His primary appointment is Professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. His research interests include neural engineering, device-tissue interfaces, neurostimulation.

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Academic Positions

  • 2018-Present: Professor, the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2018-Present: Affiliate Faculty, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2016-Present: Affiliate Faculty, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2016-Present: Affiliate Faculty, Department of Neurology, University of Florida
  • 2014-Present: Affiliate Faculty, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida
  • 2014-2018: Associate Professor, the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida (with tenure)
  • 2012-2014: Associate Professor, the Department of Biological Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (with tenure)
  • 2006-2012: Assistant Professor, the Department of Biological Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
  • 2003-2006: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Program in Hearing, Balance and Chemical Senses, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan
  • 2001-2003: Research Staff, Neural Engineering Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Michigan
  • 1998-2001: Research Assistant, Neural Computation Laboratory, Bioengineering Department, Arizona State University
  • Spring 1998: Teaching Assistant, Surgical Techniques, Arizona State University
  • Spring 1998: Teaching Assistant, Heat and Mass Transfer, Arizona State University
  • Fall 1997: Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Bioengineering, Arizona State University

Education

  • Jul 2004 – Feb 2006, Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan
  • Aug 2003 – Jul 2004, Post-Doctoral Fellow Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Aug 2002 – May 2003, PhD Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Aug 1997 – Aug 2002, MS Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Aug 1993 – May 1997, BS Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University
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