Integrated Sensors, Khaled N. Salama , KAUST University

Place: Polytechnique  Montréal, Principal Building, Room A-621
Date and time:  February 12th , 2016- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Over the past few years, we have witnessed a significant increase in research on biological systems by engineers for environmental and biomedical diagnostics. Despite efforts to develop chips for biological assay detection, there continues to be a need to improve implementations of micro-scale detection and processing systems for further convenience, scaling and portability. These devices will lead to a significant cost-savings, throughput increases, and enable heretofore infeasible biological assays making “in the field” biological testing a reality. Thus infectious diseases can be detected rapidly and accurately onsite potentially averting the spread of illnesses or tainted foodstuffs. We will present the design and implementation of monolithic and hybrid sensors using integrated circuits, particularly in CMOS.  we will discuss the advantages and shortcomings of sensors built in silicon-based fabrication processes and examine, in detail, their integrated circuit topologies. Next, we will provide few case studies of the design and analysis of CMOS integrated biosensors, and electronic backbone of MEMS hybrid sensors.


Khaled N. Salama received the B.S. degree  from the Department Electronics and Communications, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA, between 2005 and 2009. He joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in January 2009, where he is now an associate professor, and was the founding Program Chair until August 2011. His work on CMOS sensors for molecular detection has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), awarded the Stanford–Berkeley Innovators Challenge Award in biological sciences and was acquired by Lumina Inc. He is the author of 150 papers and 14 patents on low-power mixed-signal circuits for intelligent fully integrated sensors and neuromorphic circuits using memristor devices.