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EMBS Memphis Chapter Meeting

IEEE EMBS Memphis Chapter presents
“Nanostructured Biosensors Using Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibres”
by Dr. Syed K Islam, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Engineering Auditorium, Engineering Administration Building,The University of Memphis between 3-4pm on 6th May.

Abstract: Nanostructured biosensors based on carbon nanomaterials exhibit excellent structural and catalytic properties, high loading of biocatalysts while providing enhanced stability and sensitivity compared to their traditional counterparts. Carbon electrode based enzymatic biosensors have been successfully realized demonstrating a wide range of functionality and cost effectiveness. Carbon nanomaterials, particularly vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNF), possess excellent conductive and structural properties which make them excellent candidates for electrodes as well as immobilizing
substrates. Since the VACNFs are gown on silicon-compatible platform, it is possible to integrate the VACNF sensors with existing CMOS technologies for the development of a fully integrated bioChem lab-on-a-chip. This talk will present a glucose biosensor realized using VACNF. An electric cell substrate impedance sensing system (ECIS) based on VACNF will also be presented.

Bio: Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam received B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a Professor and James W.McConnell Endowed Chair and is also serving as the Associate Head for Academic Affairsof the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Islam is leading the research efforts of the Analog VLSI and Devices Research Group at the University of Tennessee. He has served as the coordinator of the UT/ORNL Joint Program in Mixed Signal VLSI and Monolithic Sensor and as a founding member of the steering committee responsible for development of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (iBME). As an affiliated faculty member of The University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology, he is leading the efforts to develop biophotonic biosensors using genetically engineered whole-cell bioreporters on integrated circuits. His current research interests are: semiconductor devices, high temperature electronics, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, bio-microelectronics, and nanotechnology.