IMNS Webinar: Jose Cortes Guzman and Danial Chitnis


online seminar


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Jose Cortes Guzman

Ultra-Small Size, Ultra-Low Power Implantable Microchip for the detection of Biopotential Signals

Monitoring biopotential signals, such as pH within the body, can be a fundamental key in the detection and prevention of chronic diseases through sensing platforms adapted to sense multiple metabolites. My research aims to create and improve the technology to detect this signal which can then be used to biofunctionalized the surface for the detection of specific diseases dynamically. This could allow to stratify patient illness and provide personalized medicine. This talk will briefly describe the use of ISFETs sensors, as well as the common challenges present in their use as electrochemical sensors. It will then show the current work in the field to introduce a pH-to-frequency instrumentation approach and its benefits compared to other designs. Finally,  some applications of interest focused on healthcare will be present.

Dr Danial Chitnis

A new open-source tool for circuit simulation

The first circuit simulation software was created in 1971 at University of Berkeley. This code was later published as SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis). This inspired other fellow Berkeley academics to spin-out their own start-ups to create enterprise-grade software for circuit simulation and integrated circuit design. Fast forward today, these software dominate the chip design industry and form the foundations of modern technology that we use every day. Despite their academic origins, today circuit simulation software is hardly accessible in universities and wherever available there are legal restrictions on using and sharing circuit design across universities and industry. In this talk, I will introduce a new open-source web-based tool that I have created for circuit simulation. I will discuss the advantages and challenges, and the future of open-source in integrated circuit design.

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