Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Multi-sensor Integrated Circuits: Microsystems and Biomedical Applications

Roman Genov, University of Toronto
Engineering Quadrangle, B205
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

For several decades integrated circuits for the consumer electronics market have been following the Moor’s scaling law translating into a steady semiconductor sector growth. The international technology roadmap for semiconductors does not predict scaling beyond 5-10nm nodes. Directions for further growth opportunities include innovation on microsystems and applications. This is particularly relevant to the consumer and medical sensors markets that are expected to grow exponentially in the next decade. A number of biomedical microsystem designs that rely on innovation in systems and applications will be presented, including those with electrical, chemical and optical sensory properties. Each microsystem employs an electronic array-sensor microchip fabricated in a CMOS integrated circuit technology. Examples of the presented prototypes are: (1) implantable brain electrical activity monitors for automated neurological diagnostics and therapy, (2) implantable electrochemical sensors for brain neurochemistry monitoring in neuroscience applications, and (3) disposable electro-optical DNA analyzers for point-of-care diagnostics applications.