Management Team

Philip-R.-Troyk

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 Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he heads the Laboratory of Neural Prosthetic Research, and is Associate Dean within the Armour College of Engineering. He is also a Faculty Associate within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago.

Prior to co-founding Sigenics, Phil held positions at the Pritzker Institute of Medical Engineering, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Northrop Corp.  He is the holder of 14 patents, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of neural engineering, and is the author of over 150 scientific and engineering publications.

Douglas-A.-Kerns

Douglas A. Kerns

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

Prior to co-founding Sigenics, Doug 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 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 co-founding Sigenics, Mr. DeMichele 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.  Glenn is the holder of 9 patents, and authored or co-authored numerous papers on neural interface devices.