Sensors 2014, 14(1), 1898-1901; doi:10.3390/s140101898

Editorial
Sensors Best Paper Award 2014
Vittorio M.N. Passaro 1, W. Rudolf Seitz 2, Assefa M. Melesse 3, Alexander Star 4 and Mohamed F. Younis 5
1
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy; E-Mail: passaro@deemail.poliba.it; Tel.: +39-080-5963-850; Fax: +39-080-5963-410
2
Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3598, USA; E-Mail: wrs@cisunix.unh.edu; Tel.: +1-603-862-2408; Fax: +1-603-862-4278
3
Department of Earth and Environment, ECS 339, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199, USA; E-Mail: melessea@fiu.edu; Tel.: +1-305-348-6518; Fax: +1-305-348-6137
4
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 219 Parkman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA; E-Mail: astar@pitt.edu; Tel.: +1-412-624-6493; Fax: +1-412-624-4027
5
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA; E-Mail: younis@cs.umbc.edu; Tel.: +1-410-455-3968; Fax: +1-410-455-3969
Received: 20 January 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 23 January 2014

In 2011, an annual award system was instituted to recognize outstanding Sensors papers that are related to sensing technologies and applications and meet the aims, scope and high standards of this journal [13]. This year, nominations were made by the Section Editor-in-Chiefs of Sensors from among all the papers published in 2010 to track citations. Reviews and full research articles were considered separately. We gladly announce that the following eight papers were awarded the Sensors Best Paper Award in 2014.

Article Award

1st Prize

Heather K. Hunt, Carol Soteropulos and Andrea M. Armani

Bioconjugation Strategies for Microtoroidal Optical Resonators

Sensors 2010, 10(10), 9317-9336; doi:10.3390/s101009317

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/10/9317

2nd Prize

Christian H. Schwalb, Christina Grimm, Markus Baranowski, Roland Sachser, Fabrizio Porrati, Heiko Reith, Pintu Das, Jens Müller, Friedemann Völklein, Alexander Kaya and Michael Huth

A Tunable Strain Sensor Using Nanogranular Metals

Sensors 2010, 10(11), 9847-9856; doi:10.3390/s101109847

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/11/9847

3rd Prize

Rozalia Orghici, Peter Lützow, Jörg Burgmeier, Jan Koch, Helmut Heidrich, Wolfgang Schade, Nina Welschoff and Siegfried Waldvogel

A Microring Resonator Sensor for Sensitive Detection of 1,3,5-Trinitrotoluene (TNT)

Sensors 2010, 10(7), 6788-6795; doi:10.3390/s100706788

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/7/6788

4th Prize

Andrea Mannini and Angelo Maria Sabatini

Machine Learning Methods for Classifying Human Physical Activity from On-Body Accelerometers

Sensors 2010, 10(2), 1154-1175; doi:10.3390/s100201154

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/2/1154

5th Prize

Martin Nirschl, Arto Rantala, Kari Tukkiniemi, Sanna Auer, Ann-Charlotte Hellgren, Dana Pitzer, Matthias Schreiter and Inger Vikholm-Lundin

CMOS-Integrated Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Label-Free Biosensing

Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4180-4193; doi:10.3390/s100504180

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/5/4180

Review Award

1st Prize

Eun-Hyung Yoo and Soo-Youn Lee

Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice

Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4558-4576; doi:10.3390/s100504558

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/5/4558

2nd Prize

Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Masaaki Habara, Hidekazu Ikezazki, Ronggang Chen, Yoshinobu Naito and Kiyoshi Toko

Advanced Taste Sensors Based on Artificial Lipids with Global Selectivity to Basic Taste Qualities and High Correlation to Sensory Scores

Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3411-3443; doi:10.3390/s100403411

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/4/3411

3rd Prize

George F. Fine, Leon M. Cavanagh, Ayo Afonja and Russell Binions

Metal Oxide Semi-Conductor Gas Sensors in Environmental Monitoring

Sensors 2010, 10(6), 5469-5502; doi:10.3390/s100605469

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/6/5469

The prize awarding committee merits the article “Bioconjugation Strategies for Microtoroidal Optical Resonators” as a “significant experimental work to extend label-free biosensors performance to specificity by surface functionalization (silica microtoroidal case)”. The review “Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice” “details, in depth, the analytical requirements in terms of precision of measurement, statistical accuracy…; and will “…enable a perspective on the future direction of the medically accepted correlation.”, and further “…moves from the basic principles of these important devices to actual practice”.

These eight exceptional papers are valuable contributions to Sensors and the sensing field. On behalf of the Prize Awarding Committee and the Editorial Board of Sensors, we would like to congratulate these eight teams for their excellent work. In recognition of their accomplishment, Drs. Andrea M. Armani, Christian H. Schwalb, Rozalia Orghici, Angelo Maria Sabatini and Martin Nirschl will receive 1,000 CHF, 800 CHF, 600 CHF, 400 CHF and 200 CHF, respectively, and the privilege of publishing an additional open access format paper of their choice, free of charge, in Sensors in 2014. Drs. Soo-Youn Lee, Yoshikazu Kobayashi, and Russell Binions will be awarded the privilege of publishing an additional research paper free of charge in open access format in Sensors.

Prize Awarding Committee

Editor-in-Chief, Section ‘Physical Sensors’

Dr. Vittorio M.N. Passaro

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy

Tel.: +39-080-5963-850; Fax: +39-080-5963-410

Website: http://dee.poliba.it/photonicsgroup

E-Mail: passaro@deemail.poliba.it

Editor-in-Chief, Section ‘Chemical Sensors’

Prof. Dr. W. Rudolf Seitz

Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3598, USA

Tel.: +1-603-862-2408; Fax: +1-603-862-4278

Website: http://www.unh.edu/chemistry/faculty/seitz_w.html

E-Mail: wrs@cisunix.unh.edu

Editor-in-Chief, Section ‘Remote Sensors’

Dr. Assefa M. Melesse

Department of Environmental Studies, ECS 339, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA

Tel.: +1-305-348-6518; Fax: +1-305-348-6137

Website: http://www.fiu.edu/∼melessea/

E-Mail: assefa.melesse@fiu.edu

Editor-in-Chief, Section ‘Biosensors’

Dr. Alexander Star

Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 219 Parkman Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Tel.: +1-412-624-6493; Fax: +1-412-624-4027

Website: http://www.pitt.edu/∼astar/

E-Mail: astar@pitt.edu

Editor-in-Chief, Section ‘Sensor Networks’

Dr. Mohamed F. Younis

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA

Tel.: +1-410-455-3968; Fax: +1-410-455-3969

Website: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/∼younis

E-Mail: younis@cs.umbc.edu

References

  1. Han, O. Sensors Best Paper Award 2011. Sensors 2011, 11, 1243–1245.
  2. Han, O. Sensors Best Paper Award 2012. Sensors 2012, 12, 1127–1129.
  3. Passaro, V.M.; Seitz, W.R.; Melesse, A.M.; Star, A.; Han, O. Sensors Best Paper Award 2013. Sensors 2013, 13, 2113–2116.
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