Kevin J. Otto, Ph.D.

Kevin Otto
Kevin J. Otto, Ph.D.
Neuroprostheses Research Lab

1275 Center Drive, NEB 333, PO Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611

T: (352) 294-2227
F: (352) 273-9221


Neural engineering, device-tissue interfaces and neurostimulation


B.S., Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1997
M.S., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2000
Ph.D., Bioengineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2003
Post-doctoral Training, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006

Research Summary:
Dr. Otto’s research is focused on engineering neural interfaces for both research purposes as well as treatment options in neurological injuries or disease. In particular, his research focuses on multi-channel implantable microdevices in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. These interfaces are being investigated for many applications including: sensory replacement, cognitive functional therapy, and neuromodulation for autonomic therapies.

Selected Publications:
Google Scholar Citations Link

Honors and Awards:

  • UF Doctoral Mentoring Award, 2022-2023
  • Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), 2022
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2020
  • National Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2017
  • Service Excellence Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, 2018
  • Faculty Service Award, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, 2012
  • Seed for Success, Purdue University, 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association , 2009
  • Individual Post-Doctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2005
  • University of Michigan College of Engineering Research Mentor Award, 2003
  • IEEE-EMBS Neural Engineering Conference Fellowship
  • Graduate Academic Scholarship (Arizona State University), 2001
  • First Place Graduate Student, ASU Biomedical Engineering Society Poster Competition, 1999