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/Job opportunities/Effect of biological environments and cell cultures on electronic CMOS chips

Effect of biological environments and cell cultures on electronic CMOS chips

Master projects/internships - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Effect of biological environments and cell cultures on electronic CMOS chips

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; Thesis; Combination of internship and thesis

Duration: Minimum 3 months, preferably 9

Master's degree: Master of Science; Master of Engineering Science; Master of Bioengineering  

Master program: Biomedical engineering; Bioscience Engineering; Materials Engineering; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering

Supervising scientists: For further information or for application, please contact Beatrice Miccoli (, Dries Braeken ( and Erkuden Goikoetxea (