Meet the Innovators Under 35

Rikky Muller, Cortera Neurotechnologies

Hardware that buzzes the brain at the right moments could help treat debilitating mental disorders.

Rikky Muller, CTO and Cofounder, Cortera Neurotechnologies

Rikky Muller is CTO and cofounder of Cortera Neurotechnologies, a medical-device company in Berkeley, California. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, all in electrical engineering. While at UCBerkeley, she carried out research on minimally invasive neural interfaces that led to Cortera's founding in 2013. Previously, Muller was an integrated-circuit designer at Analog Devices. After her graduate studies, she was a McKenzie Fellow and a lecturer in electrical engineering at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She is the recipient of numerous other fellowships and awards, and was also named one of the top Innovators under 35 in Southeast Asia and Australia.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.