Lecture Series on Carbon-MEMS/NEMS | 3 – 6 Nov 2015

It is our pleasure to inform you that IEEE UM Student Branch is organizing a Lecture Series on Carbon-MEMS/NEMS in collaboration with Centre for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME).



The lack of affordable ultra-sensitive point-of-care (POC) diagnosis system, which can be mass manufactured, is the main concern of this workshop. This leads to the introduction of bio sensing techniques utilizing the Carbon Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical-System (C-MEMS/ C-NEMS). Although there are many biosensing techniques being actively investigated, many of those techniques have trade-offs such as low sensitivity/accuracy, complexity, and expensive fabrication. C-MEMS/ C-NEMS based electrodes offers low-cost, easier fabrication, higher electrochemical stability. Catalyst can be introduced in the engineering of C-NEMS to provide higher surface area for the sensor application. Integration of C-NEMS based electrodes and suspended carbon nanowires allow ultra-sensitive detection due to their high surface to volume ratio and their suspended nature.



Before joining UCI as the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA), Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California.  He specialises in the application of miniaturisation technology to chemical and biological problems (BIO-MEMS).  He is the author of several books in this burgeoning field he helped pioneer both in Academia and in Industry.

Madou was the founder of the SRI International’s Micro-sensor Department, founder and President of Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University (Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering). The third edition of “Fundamentals of Micro-fabrication,” an introduction to MEMS and NEMS, which has become known as the “bible” of micro-machining, was published last year.


Venue: Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya

Date: 3 – 6 November 2015

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm


For more information please refer to the brochure.

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