Dr. Mason research utilizes mixed-signal integrated circuits and microfabrication to addresses challenges in microsystem development for biochemical, neural, and environmental sensing applications. Current projects include high-resolution, low-power, bioelectrochemical interrogation circuits; adaptive chemical sensor interface circuits; post-CMOS fabrication of electrochemical sensor arrays; and implantable mixed-signal integrated circuits for signal processing of wireless neural recordings. Dr. Mason is a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBCAS), and a General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference. He teaches courses in the area of microelectronics and biomedical engineering, including VLSI design, microprocessor systems, and biomedical instrumentation.
- C. Yang, Y. Huang, B. L. Hassler, R. M. Worden, A. J. Mason, “Amperometric Electrochemical Microsystem for a Miniaturized Protein Biosensor Array,” IEEE Trans. Biomedical Circ. Systems, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 160-168, June 2009.
- D. Rairigh, G. Warnell, C. Xu, E. T. Zellers, A. J. Mason, “CMOS Baseline Tracking and Cancellation Instrumentation for Nanoparticle-Coated Chemiresistors,” IEEE Trans. Biomedical Circ. Systems, vol. 3 (5), pp. 267-276, Oct. 2009.
- C. Yang, S. R. Jadhav, R. M. Worden, A. J. Mason, “Compact Low-Power Impedance-to-Digital Converter for Sensor Array Microsystems,” IEEE J. Solid State Circuits, vol. 44 (10), pp. 2844-2855, Oct. 2009.
- C. Yang and A. Mason, “Fully Integrated 7-Order Frequency Range Quadrature Sinusoid Signal Generator,” IEEE Trans. Instrumentation Measurement, vol. 58 (10), pp. 3481-3489, Oct. 2009.
Selected Achievements and Awards
- IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Student Paper Award, 2010
- MSU Teacher Scholar Award, 2006
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship, 2007
- Withrow Award for Teaching Excellence, 2010