This book provides a broad survey of the field of biochips, including fundamentals of microelectronics and biomaterials interaction with various, living tissues, as well as numerous, diverse applications. Although a wide variety of biochips will be described, there will be a focus on those at the brain-machine interface. Analysis is included of the relationship between different categories of biochips and their interactions with the body and coverage includes wireless remote control of biochips and arrays of microelectrodes, based on new biomaterials.
Mohamad Sawan (S'88-M'89-SM'96-F'04) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, in 1990. He is a Professor of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering, in leave of absence from Polytechnique Montréal, Canada. He joined Westlake University, Hangzhou, China, in 2019, where he is a Chair Professor founder and director of the Center for Biomedical Research And INnovation (CenBRAIN). He was Chair Professor awarded the Canada Research Chair in Smart Medical Devices (2001-2015), was leading the Microsystems Strategic Alliance of Quebec - ReSMiQ (1999-2018). He founded and Chaired the IEEE-Solid State Circuits Society Montreal Chapter (1999-2018) and founded the Polystim Neurotech Laboratory in Polytechnique Montréal (1994-Present), including two major research infrastructures intended to build advanced Medical devices. Dr. Sawan was Deputy Editor-in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II: Express Briefs (2010-2013), Co-Founder, Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications. He is founder of the International IEEE-NEWCAS Conference, and Co-Founder of the International IEEE-BioCAS, ICECS and LSC conferences. He hosted in Montreal, as General Chair, the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), and will host as General Chair, the 2020 IEEE International Medicine, Biology and Engineering Conference (EMBC). He served as member of the Board of Governors (2014-2018), and he is Vice-President Publications (2019-Present) of the IEEE CAS Society. Dr. Sawan published more than 800 peer reviewed papers, two books, 10 book chapters, and 12 patents. He received several awards, among them the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Barbara Turnbull 2003 Award for spinal-cord research, the Bombardier and Jacques-Rousseau Awards for academic achievements, the Shanghai International Collaboration Award, and the medal of merit from the President of Lebanon for his outstanding contributions. Dr. Sawan is Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the Engineering Institutes of Canada. He is also "Officer" of the National Order of Quebec.