Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2001
    Doctoral Research Assistant, Lab. de Physique de la Matière (now INL), INSA de Lyon, France. Supervisor: D. Barbier

  • 2001 – 2005
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, USA

  • 2006 – 2009
    Postdoctoral Project Manager (of an EPSRC Basic Technology Grant), Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2007 – 2012
    University Research Fellow of the Royal Society, Head of the Stretchable BioElectronics group Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Since 2011
    Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Institute of Microengineering & Institute of Bioengineering, EPFL; Switzerland

  • Since 2012
    Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology, Centre for Neuroprosthetics, School of Engineering, EPFL; Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Lacour, S.: Concurrent recordings of bladder afferents from multiple nerves using a microfabricated PDMS microchannel electrode array; E. Delivopoulos, D. Chew, I.R. Minev, J.W. Fawcett, S.P. Lacour; Lab on Chip, 2012, DOI: 10.1039/c2lc21277c.

  • Lacour, S.: A regenerative microchannel neural interface for recording from and stimulating peripheral axons in vivo; J.J. FitzGerald, N. Lago, S. Benmerah, J. Serra, C.P. Watling, R.E. Cameron, E. Tarte, S.P. Lacour, S.B McMahon and J.W. Fawcett; Journal of Neural Engineering, 2012,

    vol. 9, 016010.

  • Lacour, S.: Silicone substrate with in situ relief for stretchable thin-film transistors; I.M. Graz, D.P.J. Cotton, A. Robinson, S.P. Lacour; Applied Physics Letters, 2011, vol. 98, 124101.

  • Lacour, S.: Micro-channel electrode arrays: a novel type of regenerative peripheral nerve interface (Journal Cover); S.P. Lacour, J.J. FitzGerald, N. Lago, E. Tarte, S. McMahon, J.W. Fawcett; IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, special issue on

    Neural interfaces to the Peripheral Nervous System, 2009, vol. 17, no. 5, p. 454 – 460.

  • Lacour, S.: Stretchable interconnects for elastic electronic surfaces; S.P. Lacour, J. Jones, S. Wagner, T. Li, Z. Suo; Proceedings of the IEEE on Flexible Electronics Technology, 2005, vol. 93, no. 8, p. 1459 – 1467.

  • Lacour, S.: Stretchable gold conductors on elastomeric substrates; S. Périchon Lacour, S. Wagner, Z. Huang, Z. Suo Applied Physics Letters, 2003, vol. 82, no.15, p. 2404 – 2406.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology

  • Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS)

  • Member of the IEEE


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