Rosenstein Laboratory for Embedded Bioelectronics
Brown University
School of Engineering

We are interested in improving the ways that integrated electronic systems interface with the physical world, by designing new high-performance electronic circuits and combining them with new materials and biophysical systems.

** We are accepting PhD applications to start Fall 2018. Please get in touch by email to share your CV or to learn more.**


60th Annual Midwest Symposium

Thanks to all who participated in MWSCAS 2017 in Boston, and especially to all of the great invited speakers in the Biomedical sessions. Special congrats to Jaime on a great presentation and paper.

Meniscus Contact Nanopore Sensing

Congratulations to Chris for an excellent article introducing our new meniscus-contact nanopore technique, which you can read in ACS Nano!

Summer 2017

Welcome Michael, Paul, and Billy for summer UTRAs!

High-Voltage CMOS Current Clamp

Shanshan's current clamp circuit was published in TCAS-II!

Congratulations Shanshan!

Congratulations to Shanshan, Rukshan, and Zi for their TBioCAS paper!

Summer 2016

Welcome Shiv to the lab for the summer!


Congratulations to Haeri for winning the Brown EE Outstanding Senior award, and to Carlos, Haeri, and Chet for graduating with honors!

New group members

Welcome to the lab Pratistha and Rukshan!

Summer 2015

Welcome Carlos, Chet, and Nikhil to the lab for the summer, and a big congratulations to Shanshan for her oscillator paper being accepted to CICC 2015!


Congratulations to graduates Jaime Jimenez (ScM), Zi Yang (ScM), Brant Hoffman (ScB, honors), and Sam Friedman (ScB, honors)!

Hello and goodbye, Summer 2014

Congratulations to graduates Max Gottesman (ScM), Stephen Weinreich (ScB), and Jeanette Miranda (ScB), and welcome Andrew Tian and Sam Friedman to the group as undergraduate summer fellows!

Congratulations Stephen!

Congratulations to Stephen Weinreich for receiving the Brown University Distinguished Thesis Prize for his honors thesis, "A Wireless Glucose Sensor on a Paper Substrate"

Electrochemical Imaging of Metabolites in Biofilms

"Integrated circuit-based electrochemical sensor for spatially resolved detection of redox-active metabolites in biofilms" was published in Nature Communications. [link]

Nanopore-Based Protein Analysis

"High-Bandwidth Protein Analysis Using Solid-State Nanopores" was published in Biophysical Journal! [link]

Fast Hafnium Oxide Nanopores

"Slow DNA Transport through Nanopores in Hafnium Oxide Membranes" was published in ACS Nano! [link]

Welcome Shanshan

Shanshan Dai joins the group as a graduate student.

Summer 2013

Kevin Jung & Cynthia Barajas presented their research at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium, IMNI REU Mini-conference, and Brown Summer Research Symposium.


Jacob presented "Temporal Resolution of Nanopore Sensors" at the 2013 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology conference in Osaka.

Welcome Chris

Chris Tow joins the group as a graduate student.

ssDNA Hompolymers in Solid-state Nanopores

"Differentiation of Short Single-Stranded DNA Homopolymers in Solid-State Nanopores" was published in ACS Nano! [link]

Ion Channels on a CMOS Chip

"Single Ion Channel Recordings with CMOS-Anchored Lipid Membranes" was published in Nano Letters! [link]


Embedded Microelectronics for the Life Sciences.

Nanopore sensors, ion channels, and electrophysiology We are developing high-performance electronic systems for nanopore sensors for the next generation of single-molecule DNA sequencing, as well as looking into new ways to measure and use ion channel proteins with electronic systems.

Empowering chemical networks with intelligent computing We are researching ways to apply ideas from electronics, computing, and communications to improve environmental monitoring systems and chemical networks.

Mixed-signal electronics We want to be at the cutting edge of extending and applying mixed-signal design techniques to ultra-low-power and ultra-low-noise applications.

Ubiquitous sensing and computing We think everything should be electronically active, and are exploring new ways to integrate electronic features into things around us.

Join the Team

We are actively accepting PhD applications for Fall 2018. Please get in touch by email to share your CV or to learn more.

There are multiple projects available immediately for motivated for undergraduate and masters students. Please contact Prof. Rosenstein by email if you would like to discuss a research project or thesis.

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