our team

Our Core Team

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FOUNDER & CEO Ingrid van Welie, PhD

Ingrid has a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam and performed research in systems neuroscience at the Salk Institute and University College London, before landing at MIT, where she worked on the development of new technologies for neuroscience research. She founded NDT to further the development of innovative neurotechnologies and its translational applications.
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CO-FOUNDER Jorg Scholvin, PhD

Jorg obtained both his undergraduate degree and his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. During his postdoctoral work at MIT, he designed novel microfabricated neural interfaces. As NDT’s CTO, he is responsible for overseeing and directing NDT's principle engineering strategies.



Girish studied electrical engineering at University College London (UCL) and Caltech and received a PhD in engineering from Cambridge University. As a postdoctoral scientist at MIT, he performed research using a variety of nanofabrication technologies. As NDT’s Senior Engineer, he is in charge of device fabrication, device packaging, and circuit design.

Computational Scientist Yanal Qushair

Yanal has a B.S. degree in symbolic systems and a M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University. As a computational scientists at NDT, he is responsible for modeling efforts of neural interfaces and data analysis pipelines.

Senior Microfabrication Engineer Mohammad Ghajar, PhD

Mohammad has a PhD in mechanical engineering and over 10 years of research experience in microfabrication, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering. His most recent work focused on developing flexible implantable neural implants, with a focus on improving the longevity of implanted neural electrodes.

Scientific Advisory Board

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Professor at MIT Ed Boyden, PhD

Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT's Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

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Professor at Harvard Medical School Alexander Rotenberg, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director of Neuromodulation Program at Boston’s Children’s Hospital.