Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic computation and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis

Deblina Sarkar

The Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research group is an adventurous scientific voyage, fusing engineering, applied physics, and biology to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The group’s two major research directions are to

  • develop novel nanoelectronic computational devices employing ingenious device physics and smart nano-materials for achieving extreme energy efficiency and scalability;
  •  merge such next generation technologies with living-matter creating unique nanomachine-bio hybrid systems, with remote control and wireless communication abilities to achieve unprecedented possibilities for probing/sensing and modulating (for therapeutics) our brain and body.

The long-term goal of the group, going beyond probing and modulation, is to enable incorporation of functionalities, not otherwise allowed by biology, for enhancing and transcending us beyond our biological limitations.

Select Publications (complete list of publications can be found here )

  1. D. Sarkar et. al., “Deciphering Nanoscale Biomolecular-Organization of Brain in Health and in Neurological Diseases,” Inte… View full description

The Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research group is an adventurous scientific voyage, fusing engineering, applied physics, and biology to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The group’s two major research directions are to

  • develop novel nanoelectronic computational devices employing ingenious device physics and smart nano-materials for achieving extreme energy efficiency and scalability;
  •  merge such next generation technologies with living-matter creating unique nanomachine-bio hybrid systems, with remote control and wireless communication abilities to achieve unprecedented possibilities for probing/sensing and modulating (for therapeutics) our brain and body.

The long-term goal of the group, going beyond probing and modulation, is to enable incorporation of functionalities, not otherwise allowed by biology, for enhancing and transcending us beyond our biological limitations.

Select Publications (complete list of publications can be found here )

  1. D. Sarkar et. al., “Deciphering Nanoscale Biomolecular-Organization of Brain in Health and in Neurological Diseases,” International Conference on Nanoscopy, 2018.
  2. D. Sarkar et. al., “A subthermionic tunnel field-effect transistor with an atomically thin channel,” Nature, Vol. 526, No. 7571, pp. 91, 2015. (highlighted in Nature News and Views)  
  3. D. Sarkar et. al., “ Functionalization of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides with Metallic Nanoparticles: Implications for Doping and Gas-Sensing,” Nano Lett., Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 2852, 2015.
  4. D. Sarkar et. al., “Molybdenum Disulphide Based Field Effect Transistors for Next-Generation Label-free Biosensors,” ACS Nano. Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 3992, 2014.
  5. D. Sarkar et. al., “Proposal for Tunnel-Field-Effect-Transistor as Ultra-Sensitive and Label-Free Biosensor,” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 100, No. 14, pp. 143108, 2012. (highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology)