Meet some of the NeuroNexus® team:
Daryl R. Kipke, PhD., Executive Director
Dr. Kipke is an internationally recognized expert in neurotechnology and biomedical engineering. He served as CEO/Founder of NeuroNexus from its initial spinout from the University of Michigan in 2004 to its acquisition by Greatbatch, Inc. in 2012. Dr. Kipke also holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan and directs a leading academic research program in neural engineering, neuroprostheses, and biomaterials. Previously, Dr. Kipke co-founded and served as CSO and Board Member for Neural Intervention Technologies, Inc., which spun out from the University of Michigan in 2001 and was acquired by W.L. Gore, Inc. in 2006. Dr. Kipke is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and serves on several institutional advisory boards in biomedical engineering and neurotechnology.
Jamille Hetke, MSE, Engineer Fellow
Ms. Hetke is the lead engineer of neural interface products. She has extensive experience in probe design, MEMS processing and advanced packaging. Ms Hetke was chief designer of silicon probes in research and development at the University of Michigan for 21 years before co-founding NeuroNexus.
Rio Vetter, PhD., Director of R&D
Dr. Vetter leads the research and development of new technologies towards innovative, new products directed at research and clinical applications. He also directs the organization’s technical infrastructure. Dr. Vetter has leadership experience through directing in-house R&D and production teams, as well as federally funded multi-institutional and international R&D programs.
Kc Kong, MSE, Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Kong oversees sales and marketing activities at NeuroNexus. Prior to forming the Sales and Marketing group, he led efforts in sales operation, technical support, product development and manufacturing. Mr. Kong has a MSE degree in biomedical engineering and BS degree in Electrical Engineering, and has extensive technical knowledge on probe design, packaging and electronics designs. Mr. Kong manages all customer interactions and activities on a global basis.