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Special Issue "ESTS 2018 - Recent Advances and Developments in Sensor Technologies"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Samuel B. Adeloju

School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia
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Interests: nanobiosensors; nanomaterials; conducting polymers; electroanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; microbial fuel cells
Guest Editor
Prof. Alexe Bojovschi

Center for Technology and Business Innovation, IntAIB Pty Ltd and IND Technology Pty Ltd, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
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Interests: IoT; microwave sensors; antennas; RADAR;signal processing
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Spas D. Kolev

School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Phone: +61 3 83447931
Interests: ion-exchange and liquid membranes, membrane applications in passive sampling, flow analysis, water treatment, chemical sensing, synthesis of metal nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Emerging Sensing Technologies Summit (ESTS 2018) will be held from 24–26 September 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

ESTS 2018 aims to bring key researchers and industry personnel from Australia and around the world together to share and discuss the latest innovations, developments and applications in sensing technologies in areas relating to health and medicine, sports, agriculture, food, environment, mining, power networks, security, defence, distributed sensors and IoT. All those attending the summit to present oral and poster papers are invited to submit papers for publication in this Special Issue on any of the following topics to be covered at the summit:

  • Sensors for Sports, Human Performance, Health and Medical Applications
  • Sensors for Mining, Industrial Processes and Resources
  • Sensors for Food, Agriculture and Environmental Applications
  • Sensors for Smarter Cities, Security and Defence
  • Distributed sensors and IoT
  • New frontiers in sensing

Prof. Samuel B. Adeloju
Prof. Alexe Bojovschi
Prof. Spas Kolev
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access bimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Sensors for Sports, Human Performance, Health and Medical Applications
    • Body area networks (e.g., flexible and organic electronics/photonics and wearables and thinkables)
    • Bio-chemical sensing (e.g., drug delivery, molecular sensing and diagnosis)
    • Optical (e.g., patient monitoring technologies) 
    • Sport sensor networks
    • Biomedical Sensing (Echography, Radiology, MRI, CT, ECG, MEG)
  • Sensors for Mining, Industrial Processes and Resources
    • Optical sensing 
    • Chemical sensing 
    • GIS and remote sensing 
    • Sensors for the power network 
    • Sensor for automation (e.g., motion control sensors)
  • Sensors for Food, Agriculture and Environmental Applications 
    • Physical and chemical sensors
    • Weather sensing
    • IoT solutions
    • Smart phone sensors
    • Virtual sensors
  • Sensors for Smarter Cities, Security and Defence
    • Sensor for air quality
    • Sensors for green buildings
    • Sensor for future lighting
    • Water quality sensing
    • RADAR and LiDAR technologies
    • Sensing for future transportation
  • Distributed sensors and IoT
    • Data analytics methods for sensor data
    • Artificial Intelligence enabled sensors
    • IoT platforms for sensor Data
    • IoT implementations
    • Sensor Networks
    • Automated systems
  • New frontiers in sensing
    • Theoretical Research
    • Sensor Fabrication and Packaging
    • Mechanisms, Modelling and Simulation
    • Nanomaterials and Composites for Sensors
    • Sensor Array and Data Analysis
    • Hybrid Sensor Devices
    • Flexible, Stretchable and Wearable Sensors
    • Signal Processing Technologies

 

Published Papers (2 papers)

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Research

Open AccessArticle Single Exhale Biomarker Breathalyzer
Sensors 2019, 19(2), 270; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020270
Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 7 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
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A single exhale breathalyzer comprises a gas sensor that satisfies the following stringent conditions: high sensitivity to the target gas, high selectivity, stable response over extended period of time and fast response. Breathalyzer implementation includes a front-end circuit matching the sensitivity of the
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A single exhale breathalyzer comprises a gas sensor that satisfies the following stringent conditions: high sensitivity to the target gas, high selectivity, stable response over extended period of time and fast response. Breathalyzer implementation includes a front-end circuit matching the sensitivity of the sensor that provides the readout of the sensor signal. We present here the characterization study of the response stability and response time of a selective Nitric Oxide (NO) sensor using designed data acquisition system that also serves as a foundation for the design of wireless handheld prototype. The experimental results with the described sensor and data acquisition system demonstrate stable response to NO concentration of 200 ppb over the period of two weeks. The experiments with different injection and retraction times of the sensor exposure to constant NO concentration show a fast response time of the sensor (on the order of 15 s) and the adequate recovery time (on the order of 3 min) demonstrating suitability for the single exhale breathalyzer. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ESTS 2018 - Recent Advances and Developments in Sensor Technologies)
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Open AccessArticle Inner Profile Measurement for Pipes Using Penetration Testing
Sensors 2019, 19(2), 237; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020237
Received: 13 December 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 7 January 2019 / Published: 10 January 2019
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Penetration testing has been used to measure material properties for over fifty years. Currently, it is under-utilised as a contemporary scientific and engineering tool for investigating the condition of pipes whose inner surface has been exposed to chemical attack. We describe the design,
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Penetration testing has been used to measure material properties for over fifty years. Currently, it is under-utilised as a contemporary scientific and engineering tool for investigating the condition of pipes whose inner surface has been exposed to chemical attack. We describe the design, development and calibration of a portable probe which uses a penetrative strain gauge load cell to measure where the semi-solid surface starts and stops within a pipe. We also describe the results of field tests of the probe in concrete sewers, affected by internal corrosion, where the probe proved to be a fast and reliable method for collecting pipe profile information. The results indicate significant benefit in the use of penetrometers to perform concrete sewer condition assessment. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Synthetically-derived Gram-negative bacterial biosensors for the detection of mercury
Author: Sanja Aracic , Lara Bereza-Malcolm , William L. King , Gülay Mann , Maurizio Labbate , and Ashley E. Franks
Abstract: Mercury is often re-distributed and concentrated in aquatic and terrestrial environments as a consequence of anthropogenic activities. Early detection and treatment of mercury-contamination in the environment is crucial for minimizing mercury bioaccumulation in the food chain. Low level exposure and
accumulation of mercury can have detrimental effects to the nervous, respiratory and urinary systems of humans and animals. In this study, a synthetic biology approach was utilized to develop mercury-responsive microbial biosensors using a range of Gram-negative bacterial chassis. A mercury responsive biosensor
module was created utilizing merR, together with its divergent operator/promoter region derived from the mercury resistance operon from a Bordetella bronchiseptica plasmid. To provide a measurable output, a promoterless gfp gene was fused downstream of the divergent operator/promoter region. The module was cloned onto a broad host range plasmid in Escherichia coli and shown to provide qualitative and quantitative outputs in species from the Pseudomonas, Shewanella, Enterobacter, Vibrio and Pseudoalteromonas genera. The synthetically-derived mercury biosensors detect mercury rapidly at different concentrations, but also specifically, at levels below the World Health Organization guideline limit of 6 µg L -1 for mercury in drinking water. The ability of the mercury biosensor construct to function in different bacterial species provides opportunities for deployment of these mercury biosensors into a diverse range of environments.
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