James Morizio

James Morizio

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Over the last decade, Dr. Morizio's research is focused on integrated wireless architectures for neural recording and stimulation devices used for in-vivo electrophysiology. These miniature devices are targeted for freely moving small rodents species(mice) and large non-human primates. Dr. Morizio is involved with integrated sub-system architectures that include electrodes, ASIC integrated electronics, inductive powering, DAQ hardware and analysis software used in electrical and optogenetic stimulation, recording and combo Stimulation/Recording neural interface technologies.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 130 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5252
  • Email Address: jmorizio@ee.duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Duke University, 1995
  • M.S.E.E. University Colorado Denver, 1984
  • B.S. Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, 1982

Research Interests

He conducts research in the areas of mixed-signal VLSI design and sub-system hardware development for biomedical instrumentation products.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • 15 year service award at Triangle BioSystems International. Harvard Bioscience Inc.. 2016

Courses Taught

  • ECE 532: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ECE 539: CMOS VLSI Design Methodologies

Representative Publications

  • Rossi, MA; Go, V; Murphy, T; Fu, Q; Morizio, J; Yin, HH, A wirelessly controlled implantable LED system for deep brain optogenetic stimulation., Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, vol 9 (2015) [10.3389/fnint.2015.00008] [abs].
  • Fan, D; Rich, D; Holtzman, T; Ruther, P; Dalley, JW; Lopez, A; Rossi, MA; Barter, JW; Salas-Meza, D; Herwik, S; Holzhammer, T; Morizio, J; Yin, HH, A wireless multi-channel recording system for freely behaving mice and rats., PloS one, vol 6 no. 7 (2011) [10.1371/journal.pone.0022033] [abs].
  • Arora, H; Klemmer, N; Morizio, JC; Wolf, PD, Enhanced phase noise modeling of fractional-N frequency synthesizers, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol 52 no. 2 (2005), pp. 379-395 [10.1109/TCSI.2004.841594] [abs].
  • Morizio, J; Irazoqui, P; Go, V; Parmentier, J; IEEE, , Wireless headdstage for neural prosthetics, International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering : [proceedings]. International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (2005), pp. 414-417 [abs].
  • Lee, S; Morizio, JC; Johnson, KM, Novel frame buffer pixel circuits for liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplays, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol 39 no. 1 (2004), pp. 132-139 [10.1109/JSSC.2003.820875] [abs].