Doctoral Thesis: Graphene-based Biochemical Sensing Array: Materials, System Design and Data Processing

Thursday, January 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Mantian Xue

Thesis abstract: Graphene and other two-dimensional materials have garnered significant attention as potential biochemical and chemical sensors due to their unique physical and electrical properties. However, their use has been limited by significant device-to-device variation resulting from non-uniform synthesis and fabrication processes. To overcome this challenge, we have developed a bioelectronic sensing platform comprising thousands of integrated sensing units, custom-designed high-speed readout electronics, and machine learning-based inference. This platform has demonstrated reconfigurable sensing capability in both the liquid and gas phases, with highly sensitive, reversible, and real-time responses to potassium, sodium, and calcium ions in complexed solutions. Additionally, using a biomimetic “dual-monolayer” construct, we have observed nature-like specific interactions with the CXCL12 ligand and HIV-coat glycoprotein in 100% human serum. Furthermore, the platform is capable of providing highly distinguishable fingerprints of relevant biomarkers in breath. Machine learning models trained on multi-dimensional data collected by the multiplexed sensor array is used to enhance the sensing system’s functionality. In summary, our bioelectronic sensing platform represents an end-to-end, versatile, robust, and high-performing solution for the detection of biochemical species, with potential applications in health monitoring and disease diagnosis.


  • Date: Thursday, January 12
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • Location: 34-401A
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Thesis Supervisor: Professor Tomas Palacios

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