Expected by: 01 February 2024
CMOS-Based Sensors and Actuators for Life Science Applications

CMOS-Based Sensors and Actuators for Life Science Applications

by Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh, Saghi Forouhi, Tayebeh Azadmousavi

Emerging complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technologies and their ongoing downscaling trend have opened an avenue to developing integrated systems for life sciences. They offer great advantages for the monolithic integration of several active elements, and the implementation of millions of biosensors along with their transducers and readout circuits on a single chip. Benefits include the ability to make highly dense systems with high signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs), good accessibility and reliability. Moreover, the huge investment in CMOS foundries and the possibility of the batch production of various devices using CMOS have established it as an economical technology appropriate for the fabrication of affordable platforms for end-users. All these features make CMOS electronics a valuable technology for the implementation of integrated bio-systems such as lab-on-chips (LoCs) and point-of-care (PoC) devices.

This book offers deep multidisciplinary knowledge of different types of biosensors and bioactuators. The book covers the design and implementation of CMOS chips, including transducers, readouts and data equation circuitries. It also deals with microfluidic packaging techniques, and biological applications and protocols. The theoretical and practical aspects of CMOS biosensors are discussed, and the fundamentals of microfabrication. Several key life science applications are explored, including optical biosensors, thermal sensors, and a range of actuators.

CMOS-Based Sensors and Actuators for Life Science Applications offers a systematic and thorough approach to this complex multidisciplinary topic for researchers and engineers working in the field of microelectronic design and development, particularly those whose work has life sciences applications.

About the Author

Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh serves as an associate professor within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at York University's Lassonde School of Engineering in Canada. He directs a research laboratory known as Biologically Inspired Sensors and Actuators (BioSA). Holding the professional engineer designation in Ontario (P.Eng) and the status of senior IEEE member, Dr Ghafar-Zadeh focuses his research on pioneering integrated sensors and actuators designed for applications in the realm of life sciences.

Saghi Forouhi currently holds the position of a postdoctoral researcher at the Biologically Inspired Sensors and Actuators (BioSA) Laboratory, which resides within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada. Dr Forouhi's research pursuits center around the domain of Integrated CMOS sensors, circuits, and systems, with a specific focus on applications in life science.

Tayebeh Azadmousavi is an assistant professor at the University of Bonab, Iran. She has also been a research visiting professor at the Biologically Inspired Sensors and Actuators Laboratory (BioSA), at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, Canada. Dr Azadmousavi's scholarly pursuits encompass low voltage/low power analog and digital integrated circuits, analog integrated circuits operating in current mode and voltage mode, wireless RFIC design, and the innovative field of biosensors.

Publication Year: 2024

Pages: 550

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-673-1

Format: HBK

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