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Diego M Vieira

PhD Student


Dept. for Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)
Georges-Koehler-Allee 102 
D-79110 Freiburg i. Br. 

Tel.: +49 (0)761 203-67744
Fax: +49 (0)761 203-97759


Research Project

Research Topics

  • Closed-loop neurostimulation for the treatment of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and other neural disorders
  • Entrainment of hippocampal theta oscillations



  • Electrophysiological data analysis
  • Optogenetics
  • Control engineering


Academic Background

  • Since 08/2016: PhD student at the Bernstein Center Freiburg (BCF) and Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)
  • 2014-2015: Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) in Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA
  • 2006-2012: Business Administration (BSc), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC/ESAG), Brazil
  • 2004-2009: Control and Automation Engineering (Eng), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil


Research Positions

  • 2015: Academic training at Neuropace, performing verification and validation of a responsive neurostimulation device for epilepsy, Mountain View, USA
  • 2014-2015: Capstone Project (MTM) at Gauss Surgical, implementing image segmentation for blood loss estimation, Los Altos, USA
  • 2008-2009: Guest research student (Diplomarbeit), “Setup and Controller Design for the Functional Electrical Stimulation on the Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients”, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg and Dept. of Control Systems, Technical University of Berlin


Industry Positions

  • 2015 – 2016: CTO & co-founder at Medical Harbour, developing 3D printed patient-specific prosthetics and medical imaging solutions. Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 2013 – 2015: CTO & co-founder at Navegatium, developing an intuitive medical image viewer app for advanced reconstruction analysis, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 – 2014: Tax agent at Santa Catarina State Government, working as domain specialist and project manager for tax administration systems, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 2008 – 2009: External consultant at Micromar Neurosurgery Solutions, developing a visualization engine for neurological image-guided surgery, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2004 – 2006: Intern at Pixeon Medical Systems, developing 3D reconstruction software for CT/MR images, Florianópolis, Brazil