PhD - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
Explore biomolecular sensing leveraging cutting-edge nanotechnology.
In this PhD, we will investigate which electronic sensors are most suited to detect biological molecules in electrolytic environments. Computer simulation of various electronic sensors is a powerful tool to screen different sensor architectures and to predict their relative performance. This allows the PhD student to predict the most highly-performing sensor architectures. Modeling and theoretical insight will be corroborated by experiment on cutting-edge sensor devices made in imec’s nanomanufacturing facilities. We will explore innovative sensing techniques to enhance sensor performance beyond the state-of-the-art. In-depth sensor experiments will undoubtedly provide a wealth of information and exciting new insights in the field.
Fig.1 : Artist’s impression of a biosensor (nanowire FET) used to read DNA molecules in an electrolyte solution. The charged biomolecule binds close to the channel dielectric and modulates the current inside the nanowire.
Required background: Master Electrical Engineering or Nanotechnology or Bionanotechnology, profound interest in semiconductor devices, TCAD and FEM simulations
Type of work: Experiment, simulations and sensor design
Supervisor: Pol Van Dorpe
Daily advisor: Koen Martens, Sybren Santermans, Nick Van Helleputte
The reference code for this position is 2024-133. Mention this reference code on your application form.