This course has been initiated to introduce students to biosensors and microfabricated systems for biosensing, primarily on silicon, so that they can get on with their seminars and projects in these areas. The focus of this course would be to acquaint students to device structures, analysis of the structures to obtain device characteristics and finally approaches to design and test of these devices and systems. Pre-requisite: Introductory courses on device physics & differential equations. If a first level course on devices has not been taken, students should get an introduction to the area by reading a book such as `Semiconductor Devices: Physics & Technology` by SM Sze [John Wiley, 2002]. The broad structure of the course would be: Weeks 1-2: Approaches to designing electronic systems Sensor classification & sensing principles Introduction to biosensors & bioMS Weeks 3-6: Semiconductor sensors for physical measurands Physicochemical sensors integrable on silicon Weeks 7-9:Biosensors: Structures & device analysis Catalytic biosensors Affinity biosensors Weeks 10-12: bioMS: Architectures & analytic models.
SM Sze John Wiley, Semiconductor Devices: Physics & Technology` by, , 2002.
RS Muller, RT Senturia, RL Smith and RM White, `Microsensors`, IEEE Press, , 1991.