Biochips

The Levine Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo pursues research at the intersection of biotechnology and semiconductors. Our work leverages the one trillion dollar semiconductor manufacturing industry to develop complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) biochips that translate the chemical world of biology to the digital world. By combining standard CMOS chips, containing custom analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, with novel or non-traditional structures, materials, and devices, we are developing biochips for a wide range of life-science and bio-diagnostic applications. The Levine Group is also affiliated with the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

Recruiting New Graduate Students for Fall 2018

We have several open positions for talented and highly-motivated M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students with research interests in analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design to join our group in Fall 2018. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Levine with a CV and statement of research interests. Entrance is very competitive and only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

News (October 2016): Levine Group members receive best paper award.

Our work on CMOS sensor arrays for impedance spectroscopy won the Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS). Congratulations team!

News (October 2016): Levine Group members receive national design award again!

Our work on CMOS/amorphous-selenium visible-light imagers has won the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award at the 2016 CMC TEXPO Research Competition held in Montreal, Quebec. Congratulations to graduate student Yunzhe (Hummer) Li! This work was carried out in collaboration with Prof. Karim S. Karim.

News (October 2015): Paper accepted to IEDM.

Our work on high-resolution CMOS/amorphous-selenium X-ray imagers has been accepted to the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) held December 7-9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Congratulations again to current graduate students Chris Scott and Abdallah El-Falou and former graduate student Alireza Parsafar!

News (October 2014): Levine Group members receive national design award.

Our work on high-resolution CMOS/amorphous-selenium X-ray imagers has won the Teledyne DALSA Componentware/CAD Award at the 2014 CMC TEXPO Research Competition held on October 6-7 in Gatineau, Quebec. Congratulations to graduate students Alireza Parsafar, Abdallah El-Falou, and Chris Scott! This work was carried out in collaboration with Prof. Karim S. Karim.

News (February 2014): Nature Communications article published.

Our work on CMOS-integrated electrochemical sensors for detecting redox-active metabolites in biofilms has been published in Nature Communications. See our Publications for more information.