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ECE 416 - Biosensors

Spring 2023

BiosensorsONL75200OLC30900 - 0950 M W F    Brian T Cunningham

Course Description

Underlying engineering principles used to detect small molecules, DNA, proteins, and cells in the context of applications in diagnostic testing, pharmaceutical research, and environmental monitoring. Biosensor approaches including electrochemistry, fluorescence, acoustics, and optics; aspects of selective surface chemistry including methods for biomolecule attachment to transducer surfaces; characterization of bisensor performance; blood glucose detection; fluorescent DNA microarrays; label-free biochips; bead-based assay methods. Case studies and analysis of commercial biosensor.

Credit Hours

3 hours


Fields and Waves I / ECE 329.

Subject Area

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering