SMART - Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology

Biosystems and Micromechanics

BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM) Inter-Disciplinary Research Group

Narayanan Balasubramanian
Senior Program Manager, BioSystems & Micromechanics IRG, Singapore-MIT Alliance For Research and Technology (SMART)


  • 2012- Senior Program Manager, BioSyM, SMART, Singapore
  • 2009-2011 Program Manager, BioSyM, SMART, Singapore
  • 2008-2009 Fellow, Technology Development, Silterra, Malaysia
  • 2000-2008 Senior Technical Manager / Lab Director, Semiconductor Process Technology Lab, Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
  • 2005-2008 Program Manager / Program Director, Bioelectronics and MEMS, Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
  • 1998-2000, Member of Technical Staff, Deep Sub-micron Integrated Circuits, Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
  • 2004-2008 Adjunct Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • 2006-2007 Adjunct Associate Professor, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 1997-1998, Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 1995-1997, Engineer / Section Manager, Chartered Semiconductor, Singapore
  • 1991-1994, Microelectronics Process Engineer, Indian Telephone Industries, Bangalore, India


  • Singapore National Technology Award - 2008 for contributions to pioneering novel transistor architectures and electronic bio-sensors based on Silicon Nanowires.
  • Paul Rappaport Award - 2008 by IEEE Electron Devices Society for the best paper published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices in 2008
  • George E.Smith Award – 2007 by the IEEE Electron Devices Society for the best paper published in IEEE Electron Devices Letters in 2007
  • Invited talks in IEEE Device Research Conference-2007 & Electrochemical Society (ECS) Symposium-2008
  • Rump Session Panelist @ IEEE Device Research Conference - 2007
  • Invited Review Article in the journal IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, a Special Issue on Nanowire Transistors (November – 2008)

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Chee ChungWong, Julien Reboud, Pavel Neuzil, Jeffrey Soon, Ajay Agarwal, N.Balasubramanian and Kin Liao, "The electromechanical response of silicon nanowires to buckling mode transitions", Nanotechnology 21, 405505 (2010)
  • Tze-Sian Pui, Ajay Agarwal, Feng Ye, N.Balasubramanian and Peng Chen, "CMOS-compatible Nanowire Sensor Arrays for Detection of Cellular Bioelectricity", Small, 5, 208 (2009)
  • Guojun Zhang, Gang Zhang, Huiyi Jay Chua, Ru-Ern Chee, Ee Hua Wong, Ajay Agarwal, K.D.Buddharaju, Navab Singh, Zhiqiang Gao and N.Balasubramanian "DNA Sensing by Silicon Nanowire: Charge layer Distance Dependence", Nano Letters, 8, 1066 (2008)
  • Guojun Zhang, Huiyi Jay Chua, Ru-Ern Chee, Ajay Agarwal, Wong She Mein, K.D.Buddharaju and N.Balasubramanian, "Highly Sensitive Measurements of PNA-DNA hybridization Using Oxide-Etched Silicon Nanowire Biosensors", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 23, 1701 (2008)
  • Yu Chen, J.Zhang, Yanping Wang, Li Zhang, R.Julien, Kumcheong Tang, N.Balasubramanian, "Real Time Monitoring Approach: Assessment of Effects of Antibodies on the Adhesion of NCI-H460 Cancer Cells to the Extracellular matrix", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 23, 1390 (2008)
  • N.Singh, K.D.Buddharaju, S.K.Manhas, A.Agarwal, S.C.Rustagi, G.Q.Lo, N.Balasubramanian and D.L.Kwong, "Si, SiGe Nanowire Devices by Top-Down Technology and Their Applications", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices – Invited Review, 55, 3107 (2008)
  • Fu, N.Singh, K.D.Buddharaju, S.H.G.Teo, C.Shen, Y.Jiang, C.X.Zhu, M.B.Yu, G.Q.Lo, N.Balasubramanian, D.L.Kwong, E.Gnani and G.Baccarani, "Si-Nanowire Based Gate-All-Around Non-Volatile SONOS Memory Cell", IEEE Electron Device Letters, 29, 518 (2008)
  • Kah-Wee Ang, Jianqiang Lin, Chih-Hang Tung, N.Balasubramanian, Samudra, G.S, Yee-Chia Yeo, "Embedded Source/Drain Stressors and Strain- Transfer Structure (STS) for Enhanced Transistor Performance", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 55, 850 (2008) (Paul Rappaport Award - 2008)
  • W.W.Fang, N.Singh, L.K.Bera, H.S.Nguyen, S.C.Rustagi, G.Q.Lo, N.Balasubramanian, and D.-L.Kwong, "Vertically Stacked SiGe Nanowire Array Channel CMOS Transistors", IEEE Electron Devices Letters, 28, 211 (2007) (George E.Smith Award – 2007)
  • S.C.Rustagi, N.Singh, W.W.Fang, K.D.Buddharaju, S.R.Omampuliyur, S. H.G.Teo, C.H.Tung, G.Q.Lo, N.Balasubramanian, and D.L.Kwong, "CMOS Inverter Based on Gate-All-Around Silicon-Nanowire MOSFETs Fabricated Using Top-Down Approach", IEEE Electron Devices Letters, 28, 1021 (2007)
  • N.Singh, A.Agarwal, L.K.Bera, T.-Y.Liow, C.H.Tung, R.Kumar, G.Q.Lo, N.Balasubramanian, and D.L.Kwong, "High Performance Fully-Depleted Silicon Nanowire (Diameter ≤5 nm) Gate-All-Around CMOS Devices", IEEE Electron Devices Letters, 27, 383 (2006)