Micro- and Nano- Electrical Sensors

 

Group Head: Dr. Xuan Thang Vu

Xuan Thang Vu was born in Thai Binh, Vietnam, in 1979. He graduated in Materials Science 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. He came to Germany in 2006 to persuade his Ph.D degree on the topic "Top-down fabrication of silicon nanowire transistor arrays for biosensor applications" under the supervision of Prof. A. Offenhäusser at Research Center Juelich and RWTH Aachen University, Germany. 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 University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he focused on exploring micro and nanoscale devices for biomedical applications. After that, from 2014 to 2018, he was working as postdoctoral at the dynamic of amorphous semiconductors research group at the I. Institute of Physics (IA), Physics of New Materials, RWTH Aachen. During this time he was focusing on the fabrication of the lateral phase-change nanoscale memory devices for electrical and in situ/operando TEM research as well as performing the study on electrical properties of amorphous phase-change materials. He then joined the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1 (IWE1) from July 2018 as a research group leader and as a lecturer.

His current interests are micro- and nanoengineering for sensing and actuation applications with focusing on field-effect transistor including silicon nanowires and poylmers as active materials, microelectrode arrays, and sensor readout technologies. He has published more than 28 journal papers and 3 patents, many conference presentations and proceeding publications.

Main research topics of Micro and Nanoelectronic Sensors Group:

  • Micro- and Nano-engineering for biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Polymer-based architectures for bioelectronics
  • Field-effect transistor and silicon nanowires
  • Microelectrode arrays
  • Sensor readout technologies
  • Electronic and optoelctronic biochemical sensors