BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology: Interfacing Engineering and Life-Science at the Micro and Nanoscale
Professor Rashid Bashir, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
This talk reviews the interdisciplinary work performed in our group in the areas of BioMEMS and nanobiotechnology ranging from characterization and detection biological entities in integrated lab-on-a-chip devices to bio-inspired self-assembly of silicon devices. I will present the use of electrical and mechanically based phenomena to perform various functions needed for these integrated biochips. These devices with an electronic signal output can be very useful in producing practical systems for rapid detection and characterization of cells and microorganisms for a wide variety of applications. I will also present a status of our efforts to perform heterogeneous integration of silicon devices using directed self-assembly in fluids.
Rashid Bashir completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1992. From Oct 1992 to Oct 1998, he worked at National Semiconductor in the Process Technology Development Group as Sr. Engineering Manager. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include biomedical microelectromechanical systems, applications of semiconductor fabrication to biomedical engineering, advanced semiconductor fabrication techniques, and nano-biotechnology. In 2000, he received the NSF Career Award for his work in Biosensors and BioMEMS. He also received the Joel and Spira Outstanding Teaching award from School of ECE at Purdue University. He was also selected by National Academy of Engineering to attend the Frontiers in Engineering Workshop in Fall 2003.