Nicole McFarlane

Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

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Dr. McFarlane received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 and received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Howard University in 2001 and 2003 respectively. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include analog and mixed signal integrated circuit design, analysis of information and power efficiency tradeoffs in integrated circuit design, noise theory for electronic and biological systems and development of biosensors and bioinstrumentation for lab-on-chip and implantable applications as well as healthcare and environmental monitoring applications.

Focus Areas:  Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design | Lab-on-chip Systems | Image Sensors | Electrochemical Sensors | Implantable Systems | Bioelectronics and Bioinstrumentation

Skills and Expertise: Sensors | Electronics

Selected Publications:

Using Bowel Sounds to Create a Forensically-aware Insulin Pump System
P. Nathanael, N. Henry, and N. McFarlane, Usenix Workshop on Health Information Technologies, 2013.
A Low-Power Low-Noise Transimpedance Amplifier for an Integrated Biosensing Platform
K.A. Al Mamun and N. McFarlane, IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2013.
Fabrication and Characterization of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers as a Biosensor Platform for Hypoglycemia
K.C. MacArthur, K.A. Al Mamun, F.S. Tulip, N. McFarlane, and S.K. Islam, Lester Eastman Conference on High Performance Devices, pp. 1-4, 2012.
An Analysis of the Information Efficiency of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes
N. McFarlane, IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 730-733, 2012.
Comparative Analysis of Information Rates of Simple Amplifier Topologies
N. McFarlane and P. Abshire, IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 785-788, 2011.
Handheld Fluorometers for Lab-on-a-Chip Applications
N. Nelson, S. Prakash, D. Sander, M. Dandin, A. Sarje, H. Ji, and P.A. Abshire, IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 97-107, 2009.
A Cell Impedance Sensor Based on a Silicon Cochlea
T. Hamilton, N. Nelson, D. Sander, and P. Abshire, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems, pp. 117-120, 2009.
Post-CMOS Packaging Methods for Integrated Biosensors
M. Dandin, J. Gallagher, M. Piyasena, N. Nelson, I.D. Jung, M. Urdaneta, E. Smela, and P. Abshire, IEEE Sensors, pp. 795-798, 2009.
Cell-lab on a Chip: A CMOS-based Microsystem for Culturing and Monitoring Cells
Y. Liu, E. Smela, N. Nelson, and P. Abshire, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, vol. 4, pp. 2534-7, 2004.
Integrated MEMS Structures and CMOS Circuits for Bioelectronic Interface with Single Cells
N. Reeves, Y. Liu, N. Nelson, S. Malhotra, M. Loganathan, J.M. Lauestein, C. Chaiyupatumpa, E. Smela, and P. Abshire, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, vol. 3, pp. 673-6, 2004.