Biosensor circuits from single molecule electronics
Philip G. Collins
University of California, Irvine
Professor Collins’ expertise is in the electronic properties of nanoscale materials, particularly carbon nanotubes. His research establishes methods of building circuitry at the molecular scale, within the general field known as nanotechnology. He also teaches a wide range of courses, including introductions to nanotechnology aimed at high school, college, and post-graduate audiences. Since joining the UC Irvine Physics Department in 2002, he has been awarded an NSF CAREER research award and multiple campus-wide teaching awards. Before arriving at UCI, Professor Collins experienced both ends of the industrial spectrum, having worked at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, as well as at Nanomix, a nanotechnology startup company. Professor Collins received B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.