Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2019


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Major Professor

Long Que


Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering


Anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) material is broadly used in biomedical and biosensing applications nowadays. Most of the AAO nanopore thin film sensors are usually fabricated on a glass substrate. By bonding the AAO nanopore thin film sensors to a layer of transparent polymer thin film (pTF) made with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), a new type of flexible nanopore sensors has been developed. The AAO thin film based flexible sensing platform has been used for pressure sensing, temperature sensing, angular sensing, and for disease biomarker detection. This short review will summarize some recent progress using the AAO nanopore thin film as the drug storage and release device, the flexible optical nanopore sensors with improved resolution, and several applications based on the optical properties.

Copyright Owner

Guantong Zhou

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