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The abilities of instabilities: Electromechanical switches, sensors and actuators

Seminar: BWRC | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall


Ankit Jain, Purdue University

College of Engineering


In this presentation, I will address the problem of sub-threshold swing and sensitivity in the field of switching and bio-sensing respectively. I will show how a nanoelectromechanical field effect transistor (NEMFET) can achieve hysteresis-free sub-60mV/decade switching. In the field of bio-sensing, I will discuss the proposal of novel Flexure-FET (flexure sensitive FET) biosensor that shows exponentially better sensitivity towards bio-molecules capture compared to any of the existing electronic or mechanical biosensors.


sriram@eecs.berkeley.edu, 510-364-3110