Special Issue "Advanced Nanomaterials for Biosensors"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic
School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/dusan.losic
E-Mail: dusan.losic@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: + 61 8 8313 4648
Fax: +61 8 8303 4373
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoengineering; nanomedicine; biosensing; bioseparations; functional biomaterials; bioinspired materials; drug-releasing implants; nano-carriers for drug delivery; diatom nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The “Materials” Journal’s special issue invites the original research articles, communications and comprehensive reviews on synthesis and applications of Advanced Nanomaterials for Biosensors. The scope of this special issue covers very broad aspects  from fundamental concepts of biosensing using nanomaterials, their synthesis, engineering  their sensing properties based on optical, electrochemical, magnetic, acoustic, and thermal transduction, their integration with biological elements, designing of biosensing devices, evaluation their sensing performance and exploring their broad applications from medical diagnostics, industry, environmental control, food analysis, defence etc. The topic will specifically cover recent progress on development new synthetic approaches for synthesis these advanced nanomaterials for biosensing with different chemical compositions  (metals, semiconductors, metal-oxides, polymers, graphene, DNA, enzymes etc), nanoscale dimensions and morphologies (particles, pores, wires, tubes, rods etc), characterization their sensing properties,  focused on designing new biosensing devices with improved performances for emerging applications.

Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic
Guest Editor


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  • nanomaterials
  • nanostructures
  • nanofabrication
  • sol-gel
  • electrochemical synthesis
  • carbon nanotubes
  • graphene
  • nanopores
  • nano rod arrays
  • molecular detection
  • nanosensors
  • optical biosensors
  • electrochemical biosensors
  • DNA biosensors
  • immunosensors
  • enzyme biosensors
  • medical diagnostics
  • biosensing devices
  • microchip

Published Papers (2 papers)

Materials 2014, 7(4), 2490-2500; doi:10.3390/ma7042490
Received: 3 February 2014; in revised form: 15 March 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 27 March 2014
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Materials 2013, 6(12), 5690-5699; doi:10.3390/ma6125690
Received: 12 November 2013; in revised form: 27 November 2013 / Accepted: 2 December 2013 / Published: 5 December 2013
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Last update: 22 July 2013

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