Effect of biological environments and cell cultures on electronic CMOS chips.

Leuven - Master projects
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At the frontier between electronics and biology: how cell cultures and bio-compatible packaging affect the electronic devices.

​Complex cellular dynamics can be unveiled by the interaction of living cells with electronic devices. Nevertheless, biological environments can represent a harsh environment for electronics. During the Master Thesis/Internship activity, the candidate will use the high-throughput CMOS multi-electrode array developed by Imec to characterize the variation of the electrodes impedance after different bio-chemical treatments and packaging. At first, the candidate will characterize how different thermal/chemical treatments and materials used to package the chip can affect the electrical properties of the electrodes. Afterword, the electrodes impedance will be monitored at different time points during multiple biological experiments also involving the culture of living cells on-chip. ​​


Type of project: Internship

Duration: minimum 6 months

Required degree: Master of Engineering Technology, Master of Science, Master of Engineering Science, Master of Bioengineering

Required background: Biomedical engineering, Bioscience Engineering, Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Beatrice Miccoli (Beatrice.Miccoli@imec.be) and Dries Braeken (Dries.Braeken@imec.be)

Imec allowance will be provided

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