Polymer-Based Graphene Biosensors for Biomedical Analysis
This talk presents the combination of “bottom-up” layer-by-layer (LbL) nano self-assembly and “top-down” micromanufacturing techniques to fabricate graphene MEMS and electronics for biomedical applications. With nano self-assembly and surface micromachining, highly flexible graphene-based beam platform for micro sensing and actuation was fabricated and investigated successfully with a potential for biomedical applications.
For flexible electronics devices, self-assembled graphene-based field-effect transistors with embedded self-assembled films as dielectric and active layers were fabricated and characterized successfully. These self-assembled field-effect transistors were primarily investigated for high-performance bio-sensing applications.
The talk will be given by Tianhong Cui, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota. He is a professor in Mechanical Engineering and an Affiliate Senior Member of the graduate faculty in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering. He joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 2003. From 1995 to 2003, he held research or faculty positions at Tsinghua University, University of Minnesota, National Laboratory of Metrology in Japan, and Louisiana Tech University, respectively. He was a visiting professor at IMTEK, University of Freiburg in Germany in 2006, and he holds a visiting professorship at Tsinghua University and University of Paris East. In addition, he was awarded as Braise Pascal Chair for Excellence in France as a distinguished visiting professor in France.
His current research interests include MEMS/ NEMS and nanotechnology for medical applications. He published more than 280 technical papers, and holds 5 US patents in the above areas. He is the founding Executive Editor-in-Chief for two Nature journals, Light: Science & Applications inaugurated in March 2012 and Microsystems & Nanoengineering launched in May 2015. He is also serving as an associate editor for Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Journal of Nano Research, and he was an associate editor for IEEE Sensors Journal.