Nazila received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering-Electronics and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering-Control Systems from Azad University (IAU), Iran in 2011 and 2014, respectively. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Biomedical Microsystems Lab, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. Her main research interests include biosensors, mixed-signal IC design, and CMOS-based microelectrode arrays.
Project : Design and implementation of wireless microelectronic sensors to measure microorganism growth in diverse environments
Measuring the activity of microorganisms, such as bacteria and microbes, at very low-temperature can be extremely challenging due to their low metabolism and much slower growth rate. Indeed, since the activity of microorganisms decreases dramatically at low temperature, measuring low microorganism concentration culture requires high precision tools. This project aims to build a multi-technology microsystem to measure bacterial growth and environmental parameters in diverse environments, such as northern climates. We intend to design and fabricate a microelectronic chip to perform local bioimpedance measurement. Our approach will leverage the design of a new fully integrated bioimpedance measurement circuit that will enable high precision and placement in hard to get areas of the Northern regions. This research project funded by the SMAART CREATE Program and the Sentinel North Strategy at Université Laval.