Professor Kaustav Banerjee and his doctoral student, Deblina Sarkar’s recently proposed quantum mechanical biosensor (Applied Physics Letters, 100, 143108, 2012) has been selected as one of the four research highlights for May 2012 by the prestigious Nature series journal — Nature Nanotechnology. With an impact factor of over 30, Nature Nanotechnology is the #1 ranked journal in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
This recognition from Nature is chronicled in the abstract titled, “Field-Effect Transistors: Biomolecular Turn-ons”, by Michael Segal, one of the editors of Nature Nano. The archived Research Highlights, which are published in the journal every month, symbolize the cutting-edge in scientific progress published in leading international journals (including Nature and Science) covering all areas of science and technology.
Prof. Banerjee’s tunnel-FET biosensor idea has been resonating across the scientific world and has appeared in nearly all the leading science and technology websites including EE Times, R&D Magazine, Science Newsline, etc, as listed under UCSB Technology and Industry Alliances’ case Tech ID #22457.