Ebrahimi lab members are indicated in bold; # Equal contribution; corresponding author(s) is highlighted with *.


  1. A. Bolotsky #, D. Butler #, C. Dong, K. Gerace, N. Glavin, C. Muratore, J. Robinson, and A. Ebrahimi*, Two-Dimensional Materials in Biosensing and Healthcare: from In Vitro Diagnostics to Optogenetics and Beyond, ACS Nano (Invited Review; just accepted)
  2. A. Ebrahimi*, K. Zhang, C. Dong, S. Subramanian, D. Butler, A. Bolotsky, L. Goodnight, Y. Cheng, J. A. Robinson*, FeSx-Graphene Heterostructures: Nanofabrication-Compatible Catalysts for Ultra-Sensitive Electrochemical Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2019)
  3. D. Butler, N. Goel, L. Goodnight, S. Tadigadapa, and A. Ebrahimi*, Detection of Bacterial Metabolism in Lag-Phase using Impedance Spectroscopy of Agar-integrated 3D Microelectrodes, Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2018: in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2018.09.057
  4. A. Ebrahimi, L. N. Csonka, and M. A. Alam, Analyzing Thermal Stability of Cell Membrane of Salmonella Using Time-Multiplexed Impedance Sensing, Biophysical Journal 114 (2018) 609–618, (NSF Science 360 Top Story)
  5. A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, Droplet-based non-Faradaic impedance sensors for Assessment of Susceptibility of Escherichia coli to Ampicillin in 60 minutes, Biomedical Microdevices 19: 27, 2017.
  6. A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, Evaporation-induced stimulation of bacterial osmoregulation for electrical assessment of cell viability, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (2016) 7059 (NSF Science 360 News).
  7. P. Dak*, A. Ebrahimi*, V. Swaminathan, C. Duarte-Guevara, R. Bashir, and M. A Alam (*Equal Contribution), Droplet-based Biosensing for Lab-on-a-Chip Open Microfluidics Platforms, Biosensors 6 (2016) 14 (Invited, review paper)
  8. A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, Time-resolved PCA of ‘droplet impedance’ identifies DNA hybridization at nM concentration, Sensors and Actuators: B 215 (2015) 215-224.
  9. P. Dak, A. Ebrahimi, and M. A. Alam, Non-faradaic impedance characterization of an evaporation droplet for microfluidic and biosensing applications, Lab Chip 14 (2014) 2469-2479.
  10.  A. Ebrahimi, P. Dak, E. Salm, S. Dash, S. V. Garimella, R. Bashir, and M. A. Alam, Nanotextured Superhydrophobic Electrodes enable Detection of attomolar-scale DNA concentration within a Droplet by non-Faradaic Impedance Spectroscopy, Lab Chip 13 (2013) 4248-4256 (Research Highlights in Lab on a Chip)
  11. A. Ebrahimi, A. Pirouz, Y. Abdi, S. Azimi, and S. Mohajerzadeh, Selective deposition of CuO/SnO2 sol–gel on porous SiO2 suitable for the fabrication of MEMS-based H2S sensors, Sensors and Actuators B 173 (2012) 802– 810.
  12. A. Ebrahimi, S. Mohajerzadeh, A. Alihosseinzadeh, A. Khodadadi, and Y. Mortazavi, Preferential Oxidation of CO Based on Electro-Thermally Assisted Catalytic Ni/Cu Nanostructures on Si Micro-Grass, ECS Transactions 35 (2011) 37-41.
  13. Y. Abdi, A. Ebrahimi, S. Mohajerzadeh and M. Fathipour, High sensitivity interdigited capacitive sensors using branched tree-like carbon nanotubes on silicon membranes, App. Phys. Lett. 94 (2009) 1735071-3.
  14. A. Ebrahimi, Y. Abdi, S. Mohajerzadeh, and Y. Komijani, Highly Sensitive Capacitive Transducer based on Comb-Like Array of Branched Carbon Nanotubes, Procedia Chemistry (2011) 1159-1162.
  15. S. Paydavosi, A. Ebrahimi, S. Mohajerzadeh, A. H. Tamaddon, N. Izadi, A. Behnam and Y. Abdi, Hydrogenation assisted metal-induced lateral nano-crystallization of amorphous silicon on PET at low temperatures, Thin Solid Films 516 (2008) 7790-7796.
  16. S. Darbari, Y. Abdi, A. Ebrahimi, and S. Mohajerzadeh, Fabrication of silicon based actuators using branched carbon nano-structures, IEEE Sensors 11 (2011) 1535-1540.
  17. M. Kayyalha, J. N. NilchiA. Ebrahimi, and S. Mohajerzadeh, High aspect ratio hydrogenation-assisted lateral etching of (100) silicon substrates, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 21 (2011) 074003.
  18. S. Darbari, Y. Abdi, A. Ebrahimi, N. Doostani, S. Mohajerzadeh, Fabrication and modeling of a novel SAW-like transducer device based on branched carbon nanotubes, ECS Transactions 35 (2011) 131-135.
  19. A. Behnam, F. Karbassian, S. Mohajerzadeh, A. Ebrahimi, and M.D. Robertson, Low-temperature nickel-induced nano-crystallization of silicon on PET by MIC, hydrogenation and mechanical stress, Solid-State Electronics 50 (2006) 1618–1624.

Conferences and talks:

  1. A. Ebrahimi, Probing Bacterial Response to Stress Using Electronic and Electrochemical Sensors, Sensors Summit, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2018 (Invited)
  2. A. Ebrahimi, Materials and Devices for Healthcare applications, Department of Electrical Engineering, Penn State University, Nov. 2018 (EE396, guest speaker)
  3. A. Ebrahimi, On-chip Microbiology and Beyond, Kansas State University, October 2018 (Invited)
  4. C. Dong, D. Deng, K. Zhang, R. Muralidharan, J. Robinson, and A. Ebrahimi, Highly Sensitive Detection of Ascorbic Acid using Electronic Devices based on 2D MoS2, BMES 2018 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Oct. 2018
  5. R. Muralidharan*, J. Noble*, C. Zhou*, Z. Liu, and A. Ebrahimi, Point-of-Care Detection of Bacterial Viability using Dynamic Laser Speckle Imaging, BMES 2018 Annual Meeting,  Atlanta, Oct. 2018 (*Equal Contribution)
  6. N. Goel, C. Dong, J.A. Robinson, S. Tadigadapa, and A. Ebrahimi, Gel‐integrated impedimetric biosensors based on Au‐Ni microelectrodes enable in situ detection of E. coli metabolism, 28th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors, Miami, FL, June 2018
  7. A. Ebrahimi, Materials as Artificial Enzymes to study Cellular Biophysics, The Center for 2-Dimensional & Layered Materials, Penn State University, University Park, April 2018 (Invited)
  8. A. Ebrahimi, Electrochemical Biosensors based on Engineered 2D Materials as Artificial Enzymes, Industry Exchange Day, Penn State University, University Park, May 2018 (Invited; selected as one of the top five multi-college research presentations)
  9. A. Ebrahimi, Materials and Devices for Healthcare and Environmental Applications, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Colloquium), Penn State University, University Park, February 2018 (Invited)
  10. A. Ebrahimi, On-chip Analysis of Bacterial Cells and Beyond, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESC433), Penn State University, University Park, November 2017 (Invited)
  11. A. Ebrahimi, Point-of-Care Devices for Healthcare Research: On-chip Microbiology Analysis, Department of Electrical Engineering (Colloquium), Penn State University, University Park, September 2017 (Invited)
  12. A. Ebrahimi, Rapid diagnostics: When Electrochemical Nanobiosensors probe Pathogens, New York University, New York, March 2017 (Invited)
  13. A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, Impedance spectroscopy of micro-Droplets reveals activation of Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channels in Hypotonic Solutions, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, Baltimore, USA, March 2016.
  14. A. Ebrahimi, Droplet-based impedance spectroscopy for highly sensitive biosensing within minutes, Rising Stars in EECS, MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 2015 (Invited).
  15. A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, Incubation-free detection of bacteria cells by using droplet-based impedance sensing, Device Research Conference (DRC), Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 2015.
  16. A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, Evaporation-Enhanced Impedance Sensing for Highly-Sensitive Differentiation of dsDNA from ssDNA, Device Research Conference (DRC), Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, June 2013.
  17. A. Ebrahimi, S. Mohajerzadeh, A. Alihosseinzadeh, A. Ali Khodadadi, and Y. Mortazavi, Fabrication of novel electric-field induced catalytic nanostructures on Si micro grasses suitable for CO detection and combustion, 219th ECS meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 2011.
  18. A. Ebrahimi, Y. Abdi, S. Mohajerzadeh, and S. Paydavosi, Interdigital Capacitive Array of Tree-like Carbon Nanotubes on Silicon-based Membranes for Sensor Applications, MRS Proceedings 1179 (2009) 1179-BB06-07.
  19. A. Ebrahimi, Y. Abdi, S. Mohajerzadeh and Y. Komijani, Highly Sensitive Capacitive Transducer Based on Comb-Like Array of Branched Carbon Nanotubes, EurosensorsXXIII, Switzerland, September 2009.
  20. A. Ebrahimi, Y. Abdi, S. Mohajerzadeh and S. Paydavosi, Interdigital Capacitive Array of Tree-like Carbon Nanotubes on Silicon-based Membranes for Sensor Applications, MRS conference (Spring meeting), San Francisco, CA, April 2009.
  21. A. Ebrahimi, S. Paydavosi, S. Mohajerzadeh, A. Behnam, Y. Abdi, and M.D. Robertson, Hydrogenation assisted metal-induced lateral nano-crystallization of amorphous silicon on PET at low temperatures, EMRS Conference, France, June 2006.
  22. A. Pirouz, A. Ebrahimi, F. Karbassian, and S. Mohajerzadeh, Photoluminescence from SiO2 nanostructures prepared by a sequential RIE process, Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC-IEEE), Jeju, Korea, Oct. 2011.
  23. A. Ebrahimi, H. Miladi, and S. Mohajerzadeh, A Two Level Etch Process for Fabrication of Low Frequency Out-of-Plane Accelerometer, APCOT, Australia, 2010.
  24. S. Darbari, A. Ebrahimi, Y. Abdi, and S. Mohajerzadeh, A novel SAW-like interdigital capacitive transducer based on branched carbon nanotubes, ICNST, China,  2010.