Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Baju Chiyezhath Joy
Graduate Course: Spring 2020
Time: Wednesdays 10 am -12 pm
Units: 12 (2-0-10)
Are you interested in knowing:
-> how we can play tricks with the electrons and make them into useful devices that are revolutionizing the digital world around us?
-> how we can fuse such tiny nanoscale devices and other non-electronic nanotechnology with our body and brain to probe and therapeutically modulate our brain and body?
-> will these technologies provide the answer someday as to how the brain works?
If yes, then this is the course for you! This is a highly interactive course where you will learn about
i> fundamentals of nanoelectronics
ii> bio-electronic interfaces
iii> technologies for brain mapping and control
iv> synthetic biology
v> nanotechnology and nanomedicine.
-> assignments: You will be reading papers related to above topics and doing presentations in the class.
-> Final project: You will be asked to critically review a given technology and write a report. These reports will be published as a book chapter
-> grading: will be based on performance in class presentations and discussions as well as final project. There is no final exam.
-> prerequisites: none
|February 5||Overview of syllabus and expectations Introduction to Nanoelectronics and non-conventional electronic devices|
|February 12||Nanoelectronic Label-free Biosensors|
|February 19||Brain Structural and Functional (Electrical) Mapping|
|February 26||Detection of Biomolecular cues of neural computation|
|March 4||Recording non-electrical signals from Brain|
|March 11||Technologies for Neural Stimulation|
|March 18||Overcoming the Blood Brain Barrier|
|April 1||Technologies for detection and monitoring of tumors/cancerous tissues|
|April 8||Atomically thin materials (such as graphene) based Nano-electro Mechanical Sensors|
|April 15||Carbon Nanotubes in biotechnology|
|No class due to Member’s Week|
|April 29||Silicon nanowires as bio-sensors|
|May 6||Piezoelectric based actuators|