Neurotechnology Core

The Neurotechnology Core is a state-of-the-art design and fabrication facility. We provide training, tools and customized solutions for instrument design, experimental design and data collection for neuroscience investigators at Yale University. Priority is given to supporting the development of novel scientific instrumentation. We train researchers to do their own fabrication and to leverage fee-for-service facilities. The core also serves as a nexus to facilitate technology transfer between laboratories.

Directed by Joel Greenwood, Ph.D.


Expertise

  • Software 
  • Electronics
  • Computer Hardware and Administration
  • Mechanical Design and Fabrication
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
    • Computer Aided Machining (CAM)
  • Systems Integration
    • experimental design <=> hardware <=> software <=> data collection <=> data analysis
  • Optics
  • Multi-Photon Microscope Design and Fabrication
  • Epifluorescent Microscope Design, Fabrication and Automation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Optogenetics
  • Animal Behavior Rigs from Worms to Humans

Current Tooling

  • Electronics 
    • Hand Soldering System -  Metcal MX-PS5200
    • Soldering and Rework Station -  Pace MBT 350
    • Programmable DC Power Supply -  Rigol DP822
    • Oscilloscope -  Rigol DS1054
    • Oscilloscope -  Rigol DS2072A
    • Precision Instrumentation Amplifier -  Brownlee model 440
  • Data Acquisition 
    • Multifunction I/O Device -  National Instruments USB-6363
    • Breakout Board -  National Instruments BNC-2120 
  • Software
    • 3D modeling Computer Aided Design Software -  Solidworks
    • Optical Design Software -  OpticStudio (Zemax) 2018
  • Optical and Light Analysis
    • Optical Power Meter -  Thorlabs PM400
    • 5 to 500 mW Photodiode Power Sensor -  Throlabs S130C
    • 10 W Thermal Power Sensor -  Thorlabs S310C
    • Amplified Photodiode -  Thorlabs PDA10A
    • Compact Spectrometer 200 - 1000 nm - Thorlabs CCS200
    • Beam Profiler -  Thorlabs BC106N-VIS
    • Autocorrelator - APE America - Carpe Short Pulse with external detector
  • 3D Printing 
    • Marked Fordged Onyx One (nylon FDM with chopped carbon)
    • Formlabs 1 (resin steriolithography)
  • Rapid Manufacturing 
    • Potomax - 12"x12"x1" Cut Area - 30,000 PSI Waterjet made by Omax 

Coming Soon!

A full size fabrication facility for the Neurotechnology Core is currently under construction at the Yale School of Medicine.  Major equipment being purchased for this space include:
  • 5 Axis Machining Center - Haas VF-2SS with 4th and 5th axis Trundle
  • CNC Lathe - Haas TL-1
  • 5 Axis Waterjet - Omax 5555 with Tilt-A-Jet - 4' 7" x 4' 7" Cutting Envelope
  • CNC Laser Cutter - Kern LaserCell - 150 Watt - 52" x 50" Cut Area

Neurocore Illo

Schematic of the Neurotechnology Core.

Contact

Joel Greenwood, PhD

Director of Neurotechnology

Department of Neuroscience

Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar Street, SHM I34

P.O. Box 208001

New Haven, CT 06510


+1 (203) 785-7997