Electrochemical nano-bio-sensing and bio/CMOS interfaces


Lecturer(s) :

Carrara Sandro




Every year


Next time: Spring 2021


Main aim of the course is to introduce, in designing of modern wearable and implantable devices, the new concept of co-design three system' layers: Bio for Specificity, Nano for Sensitivity, and CMOS for autonomy. Recent examples of devices realised for m-Health are presented and deeply discussed.


1. Bio for Probes/Targets building blocks: Proteins and DNA

2. Bio for Probes/Targets interactions with DNA and Antibodies

3. Bio for Probes/Targets interactions with Oxidases and Cytochromes

4. Bio for Detection principles: Dna, Antobodies, Enzimes

5. Bio for Detection principles: Redox Reactions

6. Nano for Probes immobilization: Methods and Mechanisms

7. Nano for Probes layer quality: SPR, SEM, and AFM

8. Nano for Memristive Biosensors

9. Nano to prevent the Electron Transfer

10. Nano to enhance the Electron Transfer

11. CMOS for metabolite in fixed voltage

12. CMOS for metabolite in scanning voltage

13. CMOS for multi-metabolites monitoring

14. CMOS for DNA detection

15. CMOS for Applications in Animals and Humans Remote Telemetry


Wearable Devices; Implantable Chips; mHealth; Nano-Bio-Technology; Carbon Nanotubes; Metallic Nanoparticles; Op Amp; Analog Design; Electrochemical Sensing; CMOS

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Classical mechanics; Geometrical optics; Electro-magnetism; ohm law on steady current and some theorems on alternate current; Laplace transforms

Assessment methods

by home-works



Bio/CMOS Interfaces and Co-Design, Sandro Carrara (author), Springer (Editor), 2011

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

Reference week

      Exercise, TP
      Project, other


  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German