Micro- and nanoelectronic sensors

 

The research group:

AG Vu Copyright: IWE 1

Main research topics of AG Vu:

  • Micro- and nanotechnology for biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Polymer-based devices for bioelectronics
  • Field-effect transistors and silicon nanowires
  • Microelectrode arrays
  • Sensor readout technologies
  • Electronic and optoelctronic biochemical sensors

The group leader:

Dr. Xuan Thang Vu was born in Thai Binh, Vietnam, in 1979. He graduated in Materials Sciences in 2003 at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam. From 2003 to 2006, he was working as a researcher at the International Training Institute for Materials Science (ITIMS), HUST, Vietnam. In 2006, he came to Germany to start his doctoral education on the topic "Top-down fabrication of silicon nanowire transistor arrays for biosensor applications" under the supervision of Prof Andreas Offenhäusser at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH in the group of Sven Ingebrandt. In 2011, Xuan Thang Vu received his Dr. rer. nat degree in Physics from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. From 2010 to 2013, he was working as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany, in the Biomedical Signalling Group under guidance of Prof. Sven Ingebrandt, where he focused on exploring micro- and nanoscale devices for biomedical applications. After that, from 2014 to 2018, he moved to RWTH Aachen University working as postdoctoral at the Dynamics of Amorphous Semiconductors research group at the 1st Institute of Physics (IA), Physics of New Materials. During this time, he was focusing on the fabrication of nanoscale devices enabling studies on phase-change materials for simultaneous electrical and in situ/operando TEM characterization and he was performing studies on electrical properties of amorphous phase-change materials. In July 2018, he joined IWE 1 as a research group leader and as a lecturer.

His research interests are micro- and nanoelectronic devices for sensing and actuation applications with focusing on field-effect transistors including silicon nanowires, 2D materials and polymers as active materials, microelectrode arrays, and sensor readout technologies. He has authored more than 28 journal papers and 3 patents, and has published many conference proceedings in addition.