Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (EMSE), a member of Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) is an engineering school dedicated to the education and training of generalist and specialized engineers, who are oriented towards industrial research. Another important mission of EMSE is the training of graduate students and young researchers, as well as high-level scientific research in partnership with national and international collaborators across Europe and the world, in a variety of interdisciplinary domains.

Staff profiles

Dr. Charles Rezaei-Mazinani 

is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE). He did his Master’s degree in Systems Design jointly at Fachhochschule Kaernten (Austria) and the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. He attained his Ph.D. degree in BEL (2017), where he worked on the development of organic photodetectors for neuroscience applications. Thereafter, he accomplished his postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CIRB) at the Collège de France. At CIRB he worked on developing algorithmic and machine learning approaches for analyzing in vivo 2-photon and micro-endoscopic imaging data, for the understanding of odor and place encoding in the mouse cortex.

As a newly recruited assistant professor (November 2019), his research is focused on using electronic and opto-electronic materials for designing and developing novel biocompatible optical and electronic devices for interfacing neural networks in the brain. This process includes design, characterization and fabrication of high-performance probes to acquire and analyze neural data. The ultimate objective is to apply such devices in neuroscience and to translational medicine in order to improve diagnostics and treatments in epilepsy and Alzheimer disease.


Main project tasks

Design and fabrication of electrocorticography devices, integration of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and μ-LED in flexible-implantable devices, electrical and electrochemical characterization and testing