Bio-Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 213

Special Issue Editors

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill / NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: biosensor; biomaterial; biointerface; bioelectronic
Institute of Materials Science and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: soft electronics; semiconductor devices; microfluidics; biomedical sensors; neural engineering
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: 2D materials; chemical vapor deposition; optoelectronics; sensors; optical fiber sensing; crystal growth

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce a Special Issue of Crystals, titled "Bio-Optoelectronic Materials and Devices", which aims to gather work by leading experts and researchers who explore the latest advancements at the intersection of biology, optics, and electronics, specifically focusing on crystalline materials for next-generation bio-optoelectronic devices.

The Special Issue will cover a broad range of topics, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Organic and inorganic crystalline materials for bio-optoelectronics: Exploration of novel crystalline materials with enhanced optical and electronic properties for applications in bio-optoelectronic devices.
  2. Light-sensitive biomolecules and crystalline materials: Investigation into the integration of light-sensitive biomolecules with crystalline materials and their interaction with electronic components for bio-sensing and therapeutic applications.
  3. Optical modulation and control using crystalline materials: Advancements in the development of devices that enable optical modulation and control of biological processes and signals, leveraging the unique properties of crystalline materials.
  4. Biocompatible crystalline optoelectronics: Research focused on the design and fabrication of biocompatible optoelectronic devices using crystalline materials for in vivo applications and interfacing with biological systems.
  5. Photonic sensors employing crystalline materials: Development and characterization of photonic sensors tailored for bio-optoelectronic applications, emphasizing the role of crystalline materials in enhancing sensitivity and specificity.
  6. Biosensors and bioimaging technologies using crystalline materials: Innovations in biosensors and bioimaging technologies employing crystalline materials for improved performance and precision in bio-optoelectronic applications.
  7. Integration of optics with electronics using crystalline materials: Exploration of strategies to seamlessly integrate optical components with electronic circuits, leveraging the unique properties of crystalline materials for enhanced functionality in bio-optoelectronic devices.

We invite you to contribute to this dynamic field by submitting your work for consideration. This Special Issue provides a platform for sharing groundbreaking research and insights that will advance our understanding and application of crystalline bio-optoelectronic materials.

For further details on manuscript submission and guidelines, please visit our Special Issue Guidelines page. We look forward to your valuable contributions.

Dr. He Sun
Dr. Guangfu Wu
Dr. Lin Gan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • crystalline materials
  • bio-optoelectronics
  • optoelectronic materials
  • photonic sensors
  • semiconductor crystals
  • light-sensitive biomolecules
  • bio-optical modulation
  • optical integration with electronics
  • in vivo optoelectronics

Published Papers

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