Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: bioelectronic systems laboratory; CMOS biochips for biomolecular and cellular assays; biodiagnostic devices for single molecule detection


Professor Peter M. Levine received the B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2009 he obtained the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction) at Columbia University. His doctoral work focused on the design of active CMOS biochips for label-based and label-free electrochemical DNA assays. He has held internship positions at Nortel Networks, Matrox, and Intel's Circuit Research Laboratory. From 2009 to 2010 he worked as a Research Engineer in integrated circuit and sensor design for the biotechnology firm Ion Torrent in Guilford, CT (now part of Life Technologies), which commercialized the first semiconductor-based genome sequencer. In 2011 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research interests include CMOS-integrated biochemical assays and integrated microsystems for clinical and environmental monitoring. He was a recipient of the Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship in 2005.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2009
  • MEng, Electrical Engineering, McGill University, 2004
  • BEng, Computer Engineering, McGill University, 2002

Peter Levine

University of Waterloo