Understanding and Optimization of FET-Based Biological and Chemical Sensors

Speaker: Ph.D. Candidate Kaveh Shoorideh
Affiliation: UCLA


It has been known since the 1970’s that ions in solution can be detected by the field effect of their electric charge. Over the past 15 years, this concept has been extended to detecting DNA, RNA, and proteins, using nanoscale FETs. In my talk, I will use simple physical arguments to discuss and criticize what I believe to be misconceptions about the operational mechanism of these devices and their optimum biasing and structure choices, and offer alternatives instead. 


Kaveh received his B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2005 at UCI and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2008 at UCLA. He is presently a humble Ph.D. candidate under the advisement of Professor Chi On Chui. He is also the effective CTO of SELFA, a startup aiming to commercialize FET-based protein detection for use at the point-of-care, which is presently located in CNSI. His sole hobby is one of the simplest of pleasures of life: chatting over coffee.

For more information, contact Prof. Chi On Chui ()

Date(s) - Nov 18, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

E-IV Faraday Room #67-124
420 Westwood Plaza - 6th Flr., Los Angeles CA 90095