Special Issue "Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Biological and Chemical Sensors"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrea M. Armani
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, VHE 712, University of Southern California, 3651 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Website: http://armani.usc.edu
E-Mail: Armani@usc.edu
Phone: +1 213 740 4428
Interests: photonic devices and sensors; nanophotonic integrated sensors; non linear integrated optics; hybrid material systems; organic and inorganic optical materials

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Heather K. Hunt
Department of Bioengineering, University of Missouri, 240G Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, 1201 Rollins St., Columbia, MO 65211-7310, USA
Website: http://web.missouri.edu/~hunthk
E-Mail: hunthk@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.882.8202
Interests: chemical sensors; environmental monitoring; optoelectronics; responsive materials; nanostructured materials; surface chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The combination of organic and inorganic materials with integrated devices is enabling a wide range of applications, from telecommunications to biological and chemical sensing. One of the reasons for this broad impact is the diversity of available materials, which allows researchers to develop devices with previously unachievable performance and characteristics. The aim of this special issue is to highlight many of these novel devices, focusing on applications in biological and chemical sensing. Papers addressing advances in sensing technologies as well as innovative materials systems are sought, including but not limited to the following areas: sensor devices and sensing systems for medical and environmental detection; organic and inorganic materials for sensing; novel approaches for biological and chemical detection; and innovative surface functionalization schemes.

Both review articles and original research papers relating to the application of organic/inorganic materials in sensors and transducers are solicited. There is particular interest in papers that describe enabling materials for sensing systems and devices.

Prof. Dr. Andrea M. Armani
Prof. Dr. Heather K. Hunt
Guest Editors


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  • biological sensors
  • chemical sensors
  • environmental monitoring
  • surface chemistry
  • organic materials
  • inorganic materials
  • responsive materials

Published Papers (3 papers)

by ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(4), 5890-5928; doi:10.3390/s140405890
Received: 11 February 2014; in revised form: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 14 March 2014 / Published: 26 March 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(2), 3604-3630; doi:10.3390/s140203604
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 11 February 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2013, 13(12), 16234-16244; doi:10.3390/s131216234
Received: 5 October 2013; in revised form: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
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Last update: 10 July 2013

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