Shofarul Wustoni, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

Wustoni is developing conjugated polymer based electrochemical devices for sensing biomarkers, metabolites and neurotransmitters. He focuses on functionalization/modification of electrode and polymer surfaces, synthesis of biocompatible hydrogels and fibers, boosting the electrochemical performance of materials, and microfabrication.

Selected Publications

  • Conversion of protein net charge via chemical modification for highly sensitive prion detection using field effect transistor (FET) biosensor 
    S. Wustoni, S. Hideshima, S. Kuroiwa, T. Nakanishi, Y. Mori, T. Osaka
    Sensors and Actuators B, 230, 374-379, 2016

  • Label-free detection of Cu (II) in human serum sample by prion-immobilized FET sensor 
    S. Wustoni, S. Hideshima, S. Kuroiwa, T. Nakanishi, Y. Mori, T. Osaka
    Analyst, 140, 6485-6488, 2015

  • Sensitive electrical detection of human prion proteins using field effect transistor biosensor with dual-ligand binding amplification 
    S. Wustoni, S. Hideshima, S. Kuroiwa, T. Nakanishi, M. Hashimoto, Y. Mori, T. Osaka
    Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 67, 256-262, 2015


  • Ph.D., Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 2016
  • M.Sc., Eng., Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 2013
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2017 – Present: Postdoctoral fellow, Organic Bioelectronics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2016 – 2017: Research fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International Society of Electrochemistry
  • The Electrochemical Society


  • The Toshiyuki Mizuno Memorial Award for Doctoral Thesis from Waseda University, 03/2016
  • Travel grant from Marubun Research Foundation (Japan) and Student travel grant from Sensor Division of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), 08/2015
  • Scholarship for doctoral course from Indonesian Government (LPDP, 09/2013-03/2016) and for master course from Japanese Government (MEXT, 09/2011-08/2013)
  • Best presentation award in the 5th International Workshop on Advanced Electrochemical Power Source, Kumamoto, Japan, 12/2012
  • Student award for the best poster presentation in international summer course of biomedical engineering at Jade University in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 09/2012
  • Silver (05/2010) and Bronze (09/2006) medals in the National Chemistry Olympiad, Indonesia

KAUST Affiliations

Biological and Environmental 
Science & Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Electrochemical sensors Bio and chemical sensors Surface modification Conjugated polymers