Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago
Promising sensors inside ingestible solutions are the ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET) and chemical field-effect transistor (chemFET). These sensors translate an (electro)chemical modality into an electrical modality. If we want to design efficient readout circuits to analyze this electrical output, we want to co-simulate these sensors together with the readout circuitry. For this, an accurate compact model is needed.
The first goal of this thesis is to characterize a given ISFET or chemFET sensor across electrical, chemical, and environmental parameters. This involves lab measurements and data analysis. Secondly, the acquired results will need to be mapped onto a compact model. While lab environment experiments are typically very controllable and reproductive, we foresee a more turbulent environment for the ingestible sensors. As a last and tangent objective, we want to analyze this influence of outside interference on the sensor readout.
For the experiments you will have access to our electronic lab. Data analysis can be done on imec servers with python or Matlab. For simulation and compact modelling (verilog-A), we use the industry standard simulation environment (Cadence Virtuoso).
Content of the thesis:
Type of project: Internship, Thesis, Combination of internship and thesis
Duration: up to 9 months
Required degree: Master of Science, Master of Engineering Science
Required background: Biomedical engineering, Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering
Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Wim Sijbers (Wim.Sijbers@imec.be)
Imec allowance will be provided for students studying at a non-Belgian university.