Born in Cairo in 1945, Ronald Circurel's permanent quest is knowledge. Mathematician, lecturer at EPFL in Lausanne, member of the Brazilian commission for the advancement of science, author of "The Relativistic Brain" in collaboration with Miguel Nicolelis. In 2018 in collaboration with Miguel Nicolelis, he founded Aurora Neurodevices Ltd which aims to propagate treatments for neurological diseases from the laboratories of Professor Nicolelis, in particular for Parkinson's and rehabilitation. "See science as a revolt and knowledge as our ultimate value. It is what occupies our mind today that becomes our reality tomorrow."
Professor Emeritus of the Australian National University
Professor in Neuroscience at Duke University
Nicolelis holds a medical degree from the University of São Paulo (1984), a doctorate in Sciences (General Physiology) from the University of São Paulo (1989) and a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Hahnemann University. Inventor of brain-machine interface or brain-computer interface.
Nicolelis is a co-founder and scientific director of the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute for Neuroscience of Natal, a brain research facility in Brazil.
On August 3, 2010, Nicolelis was awarded an NIH Director's Pioneer Award to continue his research on brain-machine interface technology. On January 5, 2011, Dr. Nicolelis was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.