Nathalia Peixoto

Mason associate professor Nathalia Peixoto
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Affiliate Faculty in Bioengineering

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1567
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 4000
Mail Stop: 1G5

Personal Websites

In the News


Nathalia was a technician in electronics and robotics before she decided to go to college. After attending universities in Brazil (Unicamp and USP) and Germany (Stuttgart and Bonn), she was a researcher at Stanford. She still likes to travel and her group collaborates with universities in Israel, Ireland, Peru, and Korea.

The Neural Engineering Lab is affiliated with the ECE and Bioengineering Departments. Our team has interests in Chemistry, Math, Physics, and several Engineering disciplines. High school, undergraduate, and graduate students perform team-based projects on assistive technology, wearable embedded systems, neural implants, and bioinstrumentation.

Nathalia’s activities center around teaching Circuits, Team-Based projects, and Neural Prosthetics (graduate-level class). She attends (too many) meetings but she would rather stay in the lab and play with electronics, soldering, and cell cultures. She also sometimes presents “What is engineering” to elementary and middle schools.


2019-2024: NRT-HDR: Transdisciplinary Graduate Training Program in Data-Driven Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions.

2020-2021: Tremor: Design of a robot for capturing ticks in low-income areas.

2017 - 2019: EAGER: Smart and Connected Communities: Engineering Networked Devices for Multiteam Learning and Performance.

2016 - 2018: Brain-computer interfaces: a hands-on, hybrid graduate experience.

2015 - 2017: Bioimpedance of stimulating electrodes for the safe placement of retinal implants. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

2015 - 2016: C2MW: Classroom to Makers Week.

2013 - 2016: Identification and Control for Pattern Steering in Dynamical Networks. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

2013 - 2014: VA STEM CoNNECT. Funded by Longwood University.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • MS, University of Campinas