Electrical Engineering Professor, P.Eng


Educational Background:

Douglas Thomson has a B.Sc and M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stanford.


Biomedical Experience:

Dr. Thomson has developed micro Biosensors that produces electrical measurements of single cells. These are used by pharmaceutical companies to monitor the health of Chinese hamster ovary cells, which are primary biopharmaceutical cells that produce protein-based drugs.


Courses Taught:

He teaches ECE 7440 (Bioelectronic Materials and Devices)


Current Biomedical Research:

Currently, Dr. Thomson seeks to expand the application of the micro Biosensors to provide personal treatment for cancer treatments by monitoring the effect of different cancer drugs on cancerous cell activities. Then based on the obtained measurements, the best treatment for a patient can be selected. He also is working on a passive wireless sensor that can be implanted or embedded and may be used during surgery.