The “KAUST Research Conference on New Trends in Biosensors and Bioelectronics” was held in KAUST between the 25th and 27th of February. This yearly event aims to give an overview of the most recent efforts in bioelectronics that tackle the “interface” problem and overcome the limits of the current technologies by generating new materials/architectures/device components.
Wearable electrochemical biosensors for sweat analysis present a promising means for noninvasive biomarker monitoring.
The red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) is a snout beetle insect originating from tropical Asia. Over the last few decades, it has spread to a large part of the Middle East, North Africa, and virtually the entire Mediterranean region.
Ubiquitous computing and the ever-rising need for energy efficiency, pose challenges in terms of the processing requirements and the corresponding machine complexity. Nonetheless, the nature of the underlying applications, particularly dealing with real-world data, offers alternative paradigms towards the efficient utilization of the available design resources.
We are excited to share our review on Organic Field Effect Transistors sensing platforms. This is Dr Sandeep's first paper with the group and more to come soon. Organic field effect transistors (OFETs) have been the focus of sensing application research over the last two decades. The challenges and possible future directions of OFET arrays in embedded sensing platforms are presented.
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Last year we were fortunate to have Olga Krestinskaya spend 5 months with us. She did some amazing work on Analog Backpropagation learning circuits using memristor crossbars. Her work was accepted at the premier circuits journal, IEEE transactions on circuits and systems 1: Regular papers. Olga is supervised by our long time collaborator and friend Prof.
PhD students Azamat and Thang demonstrate a novel fractal-based antenna for the first time which enables simultaneous operation at three important frequencies (GSM 900, GSM 1800 and 3 G 2.1 GHz).
A porous material with tailor-made pockets stitched into its structure is a promising material for sensing noxious gases. A thin film of the material, coated onto an electrode, formed an electronic sensor that could detect traces of sulfur dioxide gas. The sensor is a significant step toward real-world devices that can sniff out dangerous gases in real air.