If you are enthusiastic about the lab’s mission, passionate about building the next generation of neural interfaces, and interested in carrying out high-impact research in the growing field of neural engineering, then please feel free to reach out to Prof. Khalifa (a.khalifa@ufl.edu) with your cover letter (introduce yourself and describe your interest), and CV. 

No prior knowledge of neuroscience or biology is required. You will learn the basics after you start your research.


We currently have 1 graduate opening.

In the NIT lab, the student will be uniquely positioned at the interface of engineering and neuroscience to make significant contributions in the areas of injectable wireless electronics or novel neuromodulation modalities and will have ample opportunities for collaboration across fields.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicant should have a Bachelor’s in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in analog or RF integrated circuit design or EM modeling, high-frequency measurements, and antenna/coil design or microfabrication and electrode design.

More details on each project can be found in the subsections under “Research”. 

Lab guidelines for graduate students


Working in the NIT lab on a design project can be an extremely rewarding experience for an undergraduate student (e.g, publication, presentation at conferences, working with experienced researchers…).

We always have room for individuals who are interested in working in one of the following areas: low-power Analog/RF/Mixed-mode ASIC design; wireless powering; miniaturization; electrode design/microfabrication; solenoid design/fabrication for magnetic stimulation; neural stimulation and recording in animal models; and packaging of implantable devices

About UF and the department:

U.S. News & World Report lists the University of Florida as one of the top five best public universities in its 2022 list of Best Colleges. UF ECE is one of only a few departments in the nation to be co-localized with a top-ranked medical school, veterinary school, and biomedical engineering department. Recently, a bio option was added to the EE curriculum to include courses in bio-electrical systems and neuro-engineering. Additionally, Dr. Khalifa and Dr. Judy have organized a  NeuroTech group at UF with the aim to foster an interactive network for anyone interested in the field of neural engineering, across schools, departments, and divisions. Our community website provides a platform for students, professors, and industry professionals to connect, share knowledge, and collaborate on new ideas and projects.