Management Team


Philip R. Troyk

Phil Troyk received B.S.E.E. from University of Illinois, Urbana, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from University of Illinois, Chicago.  Dr. Troyk is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he heads the Laboratory of Neural Prosthetic Research. 

Prior to cofounding Sigenics, he held positions at the Pritzker Institute of Medical Engineering, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Northrop Corp.  Dr. Troyk is the holder of 12 patents and is considered an expert in the field of neural interfaces.


Douglas A. Kerns

Douglas Kerns received a B.S.E.E. from Northwestern University in Evanston IL.  He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA.

Prior to co-founding Sigenics, Dr. Kerns held engineering positions at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  Analog Devices, and Tanner Research.  He has authored numerous papers on circuit design,
silicon sensors and synthetic neural networks.



Glenn A. DeMichele

Glenn DeMichele received his B.S.E.E. from University of Illinois, Urbana in 1977 and an M.S.E.E. from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1995. 

Prior to cofounding Sigenics in 2000 he consulted on satellite and RADAR system for the Naval Research Laboratory, and was on the engineering staff for Harris Semiconductor, Rockwell/Collins Avionics, Northrop Corp. and Precision Scientific.  Mr. DeMichele is the holder of 9 patents, and authored or co-authored numerous papers on neural interface devices.

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