Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003

Speaker Information

Matthew Johnston
Assistant Professor
School of EECS
Oregon State University


Merging chemical and biological sensors with modern circuits and systems has the potential to push complex electronics into low-cost, portable detection platforms. This greatly simplifies system-level instrumentation and extends the reach of such technologies out of the lab and into the field. At the same time, the rapid evolution of MEMS and NEMS sensors has enabled jump-shift improvement in sensitivity and throughput, even as cost, size, and system complexity have decreased. In this talk, a variety of modern bioelectronic platforms and sensor systems will be presented.

Speaker Bio

Matthew L. Johnston is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2006 and 2012, respectively. He was previously a post-doctoral research associate with the Bioelectronic Systems Lab at Columbia University.
Matt was co-founder and Manager of Research at Helixis, a Caltech spinout developing real-time PCR technology, until its acquisition by Illumina in 2010. He was a co-founder of Chimera Instruments, which designs high-speed electrophysiology amplifiers for biophysics research. His current research interests include label-free chemical sensors, CMOS-integrated biosensor platforms, and technology development for point-of-care medical diagnostics.