Embedded systems applications for low-cost biosensors

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Name of the Speaker: Siddharth Tallur, Associate Professor, IIT Bombay
Guide: Dr. Shanti Bhattacharya
Venue/Online meeting link: ESB-244 (Seminar Hall)
Date/Time: 9th March 2023 (Thursday), 3.00-4.00 PM

This talk will be a narrative on how biosensor activities started in our group at IIT Bombay. The perspective that I'll offer in this talk will be that of an embedded systems developer attempting to make biosensors. I'll talk about our journey of the last few years, highlighting choices we made and breakthroughs that worked in our favor, as well as challenges and failures that have made us work harder. I'll highlight our work on an optical bio-sensing platform, which originated as a solution for sensing cardiac disease biomarkers, and has evolved to fit many other applications. I'll also talk about our work on electrochemical sensors using PCBs as electrodes for DNA and biomarker sensing.

Bio:Siddharth Tallur is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering department at IIT Bombay. Prior to joining IIT Bombay in 2016, he worked on developing MEMS inertial sensor products as MEMS product and applications engineer at Analog Devices Inc. in Wilmington MA, USA. Siddharth graduated with Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, and received the best thesis award for his work on opto-mechanical oscillators. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, having graduated with B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering in 2008. His research interests include developing low-cost and low-power smart sensor systems for structural health monitoring and biosensing.

This talk is being organised under the auspices of the Indian Nanoelectronics User’s Programme – Idea to Innovation (INUP-i2i), supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). More details of this programme are available at