In this talk, I will provide an overview of the scientific and technological challenges behind biosensor development. I will then discuss the progress made in our lab towards designing and prototyping new hierarchical materials for biosensing, integration of these materials into electrochemical and photoelectrochemical sensors, and the clinical translation of such biosensors. I will also discuss RepelWrap, a smart surface technology that has emerged as a result of our work on creating functional anti-fouling materials for biosensing.
Leyla Soleymani obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto in 2010, and she is currently Associate Professor and University Scholar at the Department of Engineering Physics and the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. She is the Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices and is working towards making new materials and methods for creating point-of-care biosensors and smart surfaces.