Syed K. Islam

Professor - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

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Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a Professor and the Associate Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Islam is leading the research efforts of the Analog VLSI and Devices Research Group at the University of Tennessee.  As an affiliated faculty member of The University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology, he is leading the efforts to develop Biophotonic Biosensors using genetically engineered whole-cell bioreporters on integrated circuits. His current research interests are: semiconductor devices, high temperature electronics, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, bio-microelectronics, and nanotechnology. Dr. Islam is currently holding John W. McConnell Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has previously received John W. Fisher Professorship for academic leadership skill, eta kappa nu outstanding teacher award, Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor award, Min Kao Faculty Fellowship award, College of Engineering Research Fellow award and the University of Tennessee Citation for Research and Creative Achievement.

Focus Areas: Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design | MEMS | RF Microelectronics | Monolithic Sensors | Nanotechnology and Molecular Scale Electronics | Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices | Bio-Microelectronics

Skills and Expertise: Sensors | Electronics

Selected Publications:

Detection of Transplant Rejection Chemokine Protein Biomarker in Physiological Salt Concentration
F.S. Tulip, E. Eteshola, S. Desai, S. Mostafa, S. Roopa, and S.K. Islam, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 438-439, 2013.
A Miniaturized Transcutaneous System for Continuous Glucose Monitoring
R.A. Croce Jr., S. Vaddiraju, J. Kondo, Y. Wang, L. Zuo, K. Zhu, S.K. Islam, D. Burgess, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, and F.C. Jain, Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 15, pp. 151–160, 2013.
Mediator Free Amperometric Bienzymatic Glucose Biosensor Using Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers (VACNF)
A.B. Islam, F.S. Tulip, S.K. Islam, T. Rahman, and K.C. MacArthur, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 2798-2804, 2011.
Isolated Photosystem I Reaction Centers on a Functionalized Gated High Electron Mobility Transistor
S.A. Eliza, I. Lee, F.S. Tulip, S. Mostafa, E. Greenbaum, M.N. Ericson, and S.K. Islam, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 10, no. 3. pp. 201-208, 2011.
A Low-Voltage Low-Power Injection-Locked Oscillator for Wearable Health Monitoring Systems
M.R. Haider, S.K. Islam, and M.R. Mahfouz, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 145-154, 2011.
Integrated MOSFET-Embedded Cantilever Based Biosensor Characteristic for Detection of Anthrax Simulant
S. Mostafa, I. Lee, S.K. Islam, S.A. Eliza, G. Shekhawat, V.P. Dravid, and F.S. Tulip,, IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 408-410, 2011.
Low-Power Low-Voltage Current Read-Out Circuit for Inductively-Powered Implant System
M.R. Haider, S. K. Islam, S. Mostafa, M. Zhang, and T. Oh, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 205-213, 2010.
Microcantilever Array Pressure Measurement System for Biomedical Instrumentation
W. Qu, S. K. Islam, M.R. Mahfouz, M.R. Haider, G. To and S. Mostafa, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 321-330, 2010.
Integrated Circuit Biosensors Using Living Whole-Cell Bioreporters for Environmental Monitoring
S. K. Islam, R. Vijayaraghavan, M. Zhang, S. Ripp, S. Caylor, B. Weathers, S. Moser, S.C. Terry, B.J. Blalock, and G.S. Sayler, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 89-98, 2007.
A Low-Power RF Integrated Circuit for Implantable Sensors
M.A. Adeeb, H. Nguyen, S.K. Islam, and M. Zhang , Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 47, pp. 355-363, 2006.