Peter Levine

Associate Professor, Academic Advisor
Peter Levine

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31414
Location: E5 4012


Biography summary

Peter Levine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research group aims to develop Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors (CMOS) that translate the chemical world of biology to the digital world. By combining standard CMOS chips that contain custom analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits with novel or non-traditional structures, materials, and devices, his research group is developing biochips for a wide range of life-science and bio-diagnostic applications.

Research interests

  • Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits
  • VLSI
  • Microelectronics
  • Biosensors
  • Bioelectronics
  • DNA sequencing
  • DNA microarrays
  • Biochips
  • Electrophysiology
  • Microfabrication
  • Biotechnology
  • Integrated microsystems
  • CMOS-integrated biochemical assays
  • CMOS imagers
  • IoT


  • 2009, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • 2004, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, McGill University
  • 2002, Bachelor's, Computer Engineering, McGill University


  • ECE 240 - Electronic Circuits 1
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ECE 340 - Electronic Circuits 2
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ECE 636 - Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Parsafar, Alireza and Scott, Christopher C and El-Falou, Abdallah and Levine, Peter M and Karim, Karim S, Direct-Conversion CMOS X-Ray Imager With Pixels, IEEE Electron Device Letters, 36(5), 2015, 481 - 483
  • Huang, Hai and Xia, Jingjing and Islam, Anik and Ng, Eric and Levine, Peter M and Boumaiza, Slim, Digitally Assisted Analog/RF Predistorter With a Small-Signal-Assisted Parameter Identification Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63(12), 2015, 4297 - 4305
  • Levine, Peter M and Gong, Ping and Levicky, Rastislav and Shepard, Kenneth L, 2 Active CMOS Biochip for Electrochemical DNA Assays, Microfluidics and Nanotechnology: Biosensing to the Single Molecule Limit, 2014
  • Bellin, Daniel L and Sakhtah, Hassan and Rosenstein, Jacob K and Levine, Peter M and Thimot, Jordan and Emmett, Kevin and Dietrich, Lars EP and Shepard, Kenneth L, Integrated circuit-based electrochemical sensor for spatially resolved detection of redox-active metabolites in biofilms, Nature communications, 5, 2014
  • Levine, Peter M and Gong, Ping and Levicky, Rastislav and Shepard, Kenneth L, Real-time, multiplexed electrochemical DNA detection using an active complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor biosensor array with integrated sensor electronics, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 24(7), 2009, 1995 - 2001

Graduate studies