MAS.S63 Next generation devices for Nanoelectronics and Biotechnology

Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Yubin Cai
Graduate Course: Fall 2022
Time: Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm
Venue: E15-466
Units: 12 (2-0-10)


Course Description


This course will cover next generation nanoelectronics devices and beyond CMOS computing technologies including spintronics, neuromorphic computing, use of novel nanomaterials (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides) to make disruptive devices. The course will also cover applications of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in bioengineering specifically for understanding and probing the brain.
-> assignments: You will be reading papers related to above topics and participate in quizzes at the end of each class based on the topics covered that day.
-> grading: will be based on performance in class discussions as well as quizzes. There is no final exam.
-> prerequisites: none


MAS.S61 Life Nanomachine Symbiosis

Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Yubin Cai
Graduate Course: Spring 2022
Time: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
Venue: E15-466
Units: 12 (2-0-10)


Course Description


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> 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 participate in quizzes at the end of each class based on the topics covered that day.
-> grading: will be based on performance in class discussions as well as quizzes. There is no final exam.
-> prerequisites: none


MAS.S67 Next generation devices for Nanoelectronics and Biotechnology

Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Shubham Yadav
Graduate Course: Fall 2021
Time: Wednesdays 1 pm - 3 pm
Venue: E15-466
Units: 12 (2-0-10)


Course Description


This course will cover next generation nanoelectronics devices and beyond CMOS computing technologies including spintronics, neuromorphic computing, use of novel nanomaterials (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides) to make disruptive devices. The course will also cover applications of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in bioengineering specifically for understanding and probing the brain.

-> assignments: You will be reading papers related to above topics and participate in quizzes at the end of each class based on the topics covered that day.
-> grading: will be based on performance in class discussions as well as quizzes. There is no final exam.
-> prerequisites: none


MAS.S66 Life Nanomachine Symbiosis

Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Shubham Yadav
Graduate Course: Spring 2021
Time: Wednesdays 1-3 pm
Format: Zoom
Units: 12 (2-0-10)


Course Description


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 the above topics and participate in quizzes at the end of each class based on the topics covered that day
-> Final project: You will be asked to critically review a given technology and write a report.
-> grading: will be based on performance in quizzes and discussions as well as final project. There is no final exam.
-> prerequisites: none


MAS.S65 Next Generation Devices for Nanoelectronics and Biotechnology

Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Baju Chiyezhath Joy
Graduate Course: Fall 2020
Time: Wednesdays 1 pm - 3 pm
Format: Online (Zoom)
Units: 12 (2-0-10)


Course Description


MAS.S65 will cover next generation nanoelectronics devices and beyond CMOS computing technologies including spintronics, neuromorphic computing, hardware for artificial intelligence, use of novel nanomaterials (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides) to make disruptive devices. It will also cover applications of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology in bioengineering specifically for understanding and probing the brain. This course will feature presentations by eminent leaders in their respective field about their latest discoveries.

-> assignments: You will be reading papers related to the above topics and participate in quizzes at the end of each class based on the topics covered that day
-> grading: will be based on performance in class discussions as well as quizzes. There is no final exam.
-> prerequisites: none


MAS.S63 Life Nanomachine Synergism

Instructor: Deblina Sarkar
TA: Baju Chiyezhath Joy
Graduate Course: Spring 2020
Time: Wednesdays 10 am -12 pm
Venue: E14-493
Units: 12 (2-0-10)


Course Description


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


Course Schedule


Week Topics
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
March 25
Spring break!
No class
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
April 22
Member’s Week
No class due to Member’s Week
April 29 Silicon nanowires as bio-sensors
May 6 Piezoelectric based actuators