Jennifer Blain Christen

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jennifer.blainchristen@asu.edu

 

Research expertise
Bio-compatible integration techniques for CMOS electronics, microfluidics and soft lithography, MEMS devices with emphasis on bio-MEMS, analog and mixed-mode VLSI for bio-medical/analytical instrumentation including SOS/SOI technologies

Jennifer Blain Christen joined the ASU faculty in 2008. She received a Ph.D. in 2006 and an M.S. in electrical engineering in 2001 from the Johns Hopkins University. She conducted her post-doctoral research at the Immunogenetics Department of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. Her research focuses on engineering systems that directly interface biology; this interface usually includes low-power analog circuits and microfluidics.

Professional preparation
Postdoctoral Researcher, Immunogenics Department, Johns Hopkins Medical School, 2006-2007
Ph.D., electrical and computer engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
M.S., electrical and computer engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
B.S., electrical and computer engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1999

Recognition and awards
Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award 2007-2010
2010 Science Foundation Arizona Grand Challenges Conference Poster Contest 1st Place
Best Paper Award, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 2010
STIMESI Design Contest (International MEMS Competition) Winner, 2008
National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellow in K-12 Education, 2005-2006
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2001-2005
General Electric Faculty for the Future Undergraduate Engineering Research Opportunities Grant, 1998
Maryland Scholars Award, 1997

Professional associations
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Electrochemical Society

Selected publications
Andreou, A.G., Zhang, Z., Ozgun, R., Choi, E., Kalayjian, Z., Marwick, M., Blain Christen, J., Tung, L. “Contactless Fluorescence Imaging with a CMOS Image Sensor”, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2011.

Welch, D., Blain Christen, J., “A Multiparametric Biosensor Array for On-Chip Cell Culture with Feedback Controlled Microfluidics”, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2011.

Song, J., Welch, D., Blain Christen, J., “A Fully-Adjustable Dynamic Range Capacitance Sensing Circuit in a 0.15 um 3D SOI Process”, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2011.

Welch, D., Blain Christen, J., “On-Chip Biosensing with Microfluidic Feedback Control”, IEEE/NIH 5th Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop (LiSSA 2011), April 2011.

Herman, S., Blain Christen, J. “Fabrication and Characterization of a Silicone Fluorescent Oxygen Sensor” 2010 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, November 2010.