Special Issue "Biosensors in Environmental Studies"


A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nastaran Hashemi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2028 Black Engineering Building, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Website: http://web.me.iastate.edu/hashemi
E-Mail: nastaran@iastate.edu
Interests: microfluidics; optofluidics; bio-MEMS; biosensors; flow cytometry; diagnostics and therapeutics; renewable energy; physics of micro/nanoscale phenomena

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biosensors could be used to characterize the hazardous wastes affecting the environment through measurement of either specific chemicals or their biological effects. Information concerning the location, source and concentration of pollutants could be obtained using biosensors with faster field screening capabilities. It is also desired for these systems to be cost-effective.
The intention of this special issue is to focus on the latest advances in biosensors employed for environmental monitoring. We invite reviews and research articles with a broad scope covering bioavailability, toxicity, and multianalyte screening.

Prof. Dr. Nastaran Hashemi
Guest Editor


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  • environmental monitoring
  • microfluidics
  • immunoassay
  • optical detection
  • pollutants

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p. 494-512
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Biosensors 2014, 4(4), 494-512; doi:10.3390/bios4040494
Received: 24 October 2014 / Revised: 11 November 2014 / Accepted: 17 November 2014 / Published: 25 November 2014
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p. 385-399
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Biosensors 2013, 3(4), 385-399; doi:10.3390/bios3040385
Received: 30 October 2013 / Revised: 29 November 2013 / Accepted: 4 December 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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