Hubert H. Lim

Hubert Lim

Hubert H. Lim

Professor and Institute for Translational Neuroscience Scholar, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Nils Hasselmo Hall
Room 6-132
312 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • BS, Bioengineering, University of California-San Diego, 2000

  • MSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002

  • MSE, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 2004

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hannover Medical University, Germany, 2006-2009

Research Interests

The goal of Hubert Lim’s lab — the SONIC (Sensory Optimization and Neural Implant Coding) Lab — is to push the development and translation of neural interfaces and medical technologies from scientific concept into clinical application with close collaboration with clinicians and industry.

Initial medical applications focus on treating hearing loss, tinnitus, and pain. We utilize a range of invasive and noninvasive technologies and approaches including electrical stimulation, ultrasound imaging and stimulation, EEG, and invasive neural recordings in animals and humans to rapidly push technology into the clinical and consumer realm.

The lab consists of both animal facilities and human testing space to perform proof-of-concept experiments that can then be developed and tested in pilot human studies, followed by further scientific and translational research to achieve confirmatory clinical trials and commercialization.