Special Issue "CMOS Sensor Microsystems"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)
Dr. Vamsy Chodavarapu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 3480 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A2A7, Canada
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Interests: sensor microsystems; electrochemical sensors; optical sensors; magnetic sensors; wireless sensors; conductance/impedance/capacitance sensors; CMOS Lab-on-Chip; integrated CMOS-MEMS platforms; zero cost sensors
Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS)-based microsystems for biological and medical sensing, imaging and diagnostics have undergone tremendous progress over the past several years attracting multidisciplinary research and development efforts that encompass microelectronics, photonics, nanomaterials, biologics, microfluidics, and microfabricated devices. There are several benefits to using standard CMOS fabrication processes for sensor development as it would allow one to produce low cost, low power, rapid response, mass-producible and miniaturized systems with on-chip signal processing. ISFETs, BioFETs, photodiodes and cantilevers are some example devices that are integrated on CMOS chips for various biosensing applications. There are several examples of CMOS chips integrated with metal microelectrode arrays and silicon based probes for neurological applications. We notice significant interest for integration of nanowires, nanoparticles and other nanoscale materials and structures on CMOS platforms towards the development of highly sensitive and selective biosensors. More recently, emerging research and development topics include CMOS lab-on-chip systems for high-throughput analysis and diagnostics and smartphone enabled wearable/portable biosensors and zero-cost diagnostics platforms.
This special issue will be dedicated to promoting the wide range of biological and medical sensors that employ CMOS detection and signal processing platforms. The applications areas include medical diagnostics, clinical analysis, point-of-care sensing, wearable/implantable devices, environmental sensing, food safety and national security.
Dr. Vamsy P. Chodavarapu
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