Senior Expert for Bioelectronics
I am a synthetic polymer chemist with a background in developing "smart" materials for drug delivery. At Bosch Research, I am a Lead Scientist. Our team develops new technologies for next-generation medical diagnostics, especially for point-of-care applications. Our vision is to revolutionize healthcare by combining state-of-the-art engineering solutions in MEMS sensors, circuit design, and wireless communication, with biochemistry.
Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.
I enjoy working in a research environment every single day. It is like solving puzzles, and I love puzzles. Together with my team, we generate and test new ideas, discuss data, find solutions to technical problems, and learn something new every day through this process.
What makes research done at Bosch so special?
At Bosch, we have access to competencies in core engineering fields such as sensors, actuators, and even packaging, which can be leveraged for medical device development. Access to medical experts through the Robert Bosch Hospital ensures that we only pursue those ideas which are truly needed in the medical field and will be adopted and used by doctors.
What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?
Our group's research is focused on combining biology and electronics to improve medical diagnostics. Quantitative, low-cost detection of biomolecules with improved selectivity and specificity is a major need in healthcare. We take advantage of the sophisticated control routines and advanced data processing algorithms that are commonplace in electronics and bring those benefits into the highly complex environment of DNA and protein measurements in order to provide more accurate and faster test results to doctors and patients.
What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?
The biggest challenge in medical diagnostics is automation. Automation has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of diagnostic tests, as well as to significantly improve their accuracy and reproducibility, which will ultimately improve patients' outcomes.
How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?
We strive to develop robust, state-of-the-art engineering solutions with the aim of improving people's health.
Scientist in Bioelectronics Group, Novel technologies for medical diagnostics, Bosch Research and Technology Center
Postdoctoral researcher, Stimuli-responsive materials for controlled drug delivery, University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Studies of physico-chemical properties of conjugated polymers, University of Southern California
Young et.al (2022)
- Young Shik Shin, Nadezda Fomina, Christopher Johnson, Thomas Rocznik, Habib Ahmad, Rachel Patricia-Andrea Staley, Juliane Weller, Christoph Lang
- Journal: Analytical Chemistry
- Volume 94, Issue 38, Pages 13171-13180
- Publisher: American Chemical Society
Johnson, C. et al. (2018)
- Christopher Johnson, Sam Kavusi, Rajan Gangadharan, Piyush Verma, Nadezda Fomina, Habib Ahmad, Lau I Aldrich
Fomina, N. et al. (2016)
- N Fomina, CA Johnson, A Maruniak, S Bahrampour, C Lang, RW Davis, S Kavusi, H Ahmad
- Lab on a Chip, vol 16(12), pp. 2236-2244
Vigel, M. et al (2013)
- Mathieu L Viger, Madeleine Grossman, Nadezda Fomina, Adah Almutairi
- Advanced Materials, vol 25(27), pp.3733-3738
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Senior Expert for Bioelectronics