Jennifer Blain Christen

Assistant Professor
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480-965-9859
jennifer.blainchristen@asu.edu

 

Research expertise: Bio-compatible integration techniques for CMOS electronics/sensors, microfluidics and soft lithography, bio-MEMS, low power analog and mixed-mode circuits for bio-medical/analytical instrumentation, systems engineering focusing on multi-physics/multi-modal and feedback including neural, electrochemical and optical/fluorescence systems

Jennifer Blain Christen joined the ASU faculty in 2008. She received a Ph.D. in 2006 and an M.S. in 2001 in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She conducted her post-doctoral research at the Immunogenetics Department of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research focuses on engineering systems that directly interface biology, which includes bioMEMS/sensors, 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
Science Foundation Arizona Grand Challenges Conference Poster Contest 1st Place, 2010
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

B.A. Katchman, J.T. Smith, U. Obahiagbon, S. Kesiraju, Y.K. Lee, B. O’Brien, K. Kaftanoglu, J.M. Blain Christen, K.A. Anderson, “Application of Flat Panel Display Technology for the Point-of-Care Detection of Circulating Cancer Biomarkers”, Scientific Reports, 6, 29057, June 2016

J.T. Smith*, A. Shah, Y.K. Lee, B. O’Brien, D.E. Kullman, A. Sridharan, J. Muthuswamy, J.M. Blain Christen, “Optogenetic Neurostimulation of Auricular Vagus using Flexible OLED Display Technology to Treat Chronic Inflammatory Disease and Mental Health Disorders”, Electronics Letters, pp. 2, March 2016

J.T. Smith*, B.A. Katchman, D.E. Kullman, U. Obahiagbon, Y.K. Lee, B.P. O’Brien, G.B. Raupp, K.S. Anderson, J.M. Blain Christen, “Application of Flexible OLED Display Technology to Point-of-Care Medical Diagnostic Testing”, Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 273 – 280, September 2015

J.T. Smith*, E. Bawolek, Y.K. Lee, B. O’Brien, M. Marrs, E. Howard, M. Strnad, J.M. Blain Christen, M. Goryll, “Application of Flexible Flat Panel Display Technology to Wearable Biomedical Devices”, Electronics Letters, Vol. 51, No. 17, pp. 1312 – 1314, August 2015

Shah, S., Smith, J., Blain Christen, J., “Biosensing Platform on a Flexible Substrate”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 210, pp. 197 – 203, April 2015

Smith, J., O’Brien, B., Lee, Y.K., Bawolek, E., Blain Christen, J., “Application of Flexible OLED Display Technology for Electro-Optical Stimulation and/or Silencing of Neural Activity” Journal of Display Techonology, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp 514 – 520, June 2014

Welch, D., Blain Christen, J., “Real-Time Feedback Control of pH within Microfluidics Using Integrated Sensing and Actuation” Lab on a Chip, Vol. 14, pp. 1191 – 1197, January 2014

Smith, J., O’Brien, B., Lee, Y.K., Bawolek, E., Blain Christen, J., “Application of Flexible OLED Display Technology for Electro-Optical Stimulation and/or Silencing of Neural Activity” Journal of Display Techonology, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp 514 – 520, June 2014

Welch, D., Blain Christen, J., “Seamless Integration of CMOS and microfluidics using Flip Chip Bonding” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 1-7, March 2013

Welch, D., Shah, S., Ozev, S., Blain Christen, J., “Experimental and Simulated Cycling of ISFET Electric Fields for Drift Reset”, Electron Device Letters, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 456-458, March 2013

Wang, H., Luo, T., Lu, Z., Song, H., Blain Christen, J., “CMOS Self-Powered Monolithic Light-Direction Sensor with Digitized Output” Optics Letters, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 2618 – 2621, May 2014