Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Micro and Nano Technology
Materials Engineering Division

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2007
  • M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2002
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2002
Phone: 925-422-2326
E-mail: tooker1@llnl.gov


Research Interests

  • Implantable neural prosthetic devices capable of interfacing electrically, chemically,
    and optically with neural tissue; design, fabrication, and development
  • Microfabrication technologies, both traditional (silicon-based) and non-traditional (polymer-based)
  • 3-D fabrication technologies
  • MEMS sensor development (mechanical, optical, chemical, electrical, electrochemical)
  • Microfluidic fabrication and integration

Selected Publications

K. G. Shah, K. Y. Lee, V. Tolosa, A. Tooker, S. Felix, W. Benett, S. Pannu. "Chronic, Percutaneous Connector for Electrical Recording and Stimulation with Microelectrode Arrays" 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Aug 2014, Accepted.

K. G. Shah, K. Y. Lee, V. Tolosa, A. Tooker, S. Felix, S. Pannu. "Diffusion-bonded Electrodes for Chronic Neural Stimulation" 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Aug 2014, Accepted.

A. Tooker, D. Liu, E. Anderson, S. Felix, K. G. Shah, K. Y. Lee, S. Pannu, L. Frank, V. Tolosa. "Towards a Large-Scale Recording System: Demonstration of Polymer-Based Penetrating Array for Chronic Neural Recording" 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Aug 2014, Accepted.

Tooker, A., Erickson, J., Chow, G., Tai, Y. C., and Pine, J., 2006, Parylene neurocages for electrical stimulation on silicon and glass substrates: Technical Digest, The 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS '06), New York, NY, 4322–4325, Aug. 2006.

Tooker, A., Erickson, J., Tai, Y. C., and Pine, J., 2006, Biocompatible parylene neurocages for action potential recording and stimulation, in Electrobiological Interfaces on Soft Substrates, edited by J. P. Conde, B. Morrison III, and S. P. Lacour (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 926E, Warrendale, PA), 0926-CC07-05.

Tooker, A., Meng, E., Erickson, J., Tai, Y. C., and Pine, J., 2005, Biocompatible parylene neurocages: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 24:6, 30–33, Nov./Dec. 2005.

Erickson, J., Tooker, A., and Pine, J., 2005, Caged neuron multielectrode array: a new generation of neurochip: Proceedings, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, Nov. 2005.

Lewis, T. A., Tzeng, Y. S., McKinstry, E. L., Tooker, A. C., Hong, K. S., Sun, Y. P., Mansour. J., Handler, Z., and Albert, M. S., 2005, Quantification of airway diameters and 3D airway tree rendering from dynamic hyperpolarized He-3 magnetic resonance imaging: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 53:2, 474–478, Feb. 2005.

Tooker, A., Erickson, J., Tai, Y. C., and Pine, J., 2004, Robust and biocompatible neurocages: Proceedings, 2004 Micro Total Analysis System (uTAS '04), Malmo, Sweden, 64–66, Sep. 2004.

Tooker, A., Meng, E., Erickson, J., Tai, Y. C., and Pine, J., 2004, Development of biocompatible neurocages: Technical Digest, The 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS '04), San Francisco, CA, 307, Sep. 2004.

Tooker, A. C., Hong, K. S., McKinstry, E. L., Costello, P., Jolesz, F. A., and Albert, M. S., 2003, Distal airways in humans: dynamic hyperpolarized He-3 MR imaging—feasibility: Radiology, 227:2, 575–579, May 2003.

Tooker, A., McKinstry, E., Hong, K. S., Costello, P. O., Jolesz, F. A., and Albert, M. S., 2002, Signal dynamics of distal airways and lung periphery imaging in humans using hyperpolarized 3He MRI, Proceedings, 10th Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, HI, 2020, May 2002.

Tooker, A., Zhang, A., Venkatesh, A., Hong, K. S., and Albert, M., 2001, Hardware for performing hyperpolarized helium imaging on a clinical MR imager, Proceedings, 9th Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, 1154.


Professional Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers—Engineering, Medicine, and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS)
Materials Research Society (MRS)


Honors and Awards

Third Place, Student Paper Competition, IEEE-EMBS Conference (2004)