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Ammar Abdo


Biomedical Engineering


Ammar Abdo received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Hashemite University in 2004 and his MS. and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2013, respectively. His doctoral research focused on developing wireless microstimulators for neural stimulation applications. He had a postdoctoral research training in the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis in studies related to neural mechanisms underlying higher-order brain functions.

Academic Appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, December 2015-Present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Widener University, Chester, PA, August 2014-December 2015

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, June 2013-May 2014

Research Assistant, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, January 2016-May 2013

Relevant Publications

Ersen, A , Abdo, A, and Sahin, M, Temperature Elevation Profile Inside the Rat Brain Induced by a Laser Beam. J. Biomed. 2014, Opt. 19 (1).

Abdo, A, Ersen, A, and Sahin, M, Near-Infrared Light Penetration Profile in Rodent Brain, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2013, 18(7).

Abdo, A., et al., Floating light-activated microelectrical stimulators tested in the rat spinal cord, Journal of Neural Engineering, 2011. 8(5)..

Abdo, A. and M. Sahin, Feasibility of neural stimulation with floating-light-activated microelectrical stimulators. IEEE. Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2011. 5(2).


  • PhD, New Jersey Institute of Technology & The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
  • MS, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • BS, The Hashemite University

Research Interests

  • Neural Prostheses/Neural Interfaces
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • Floating Micro-Stimulators