Special Issue "Sensors for Environmental and Life Science Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: surface acoustic wave (SAW) bio and chemical sensors; electrochemical bio and chemical sensors; surface modification; AFM
Interests: surface chemical modification; polymer grafts; polymer composites; sensors; adsorbents; surface analysis; XPS
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Real-time and in situ "warn, inform, and prevent" capabilities are the main goals of sensors for environmental and life science applications. Chemical and biological sensors are certainly the most appropriate devices that can fulfill these requirements. In recent years, much time and effort have been spent on electrochemical, optical, and gravimetric sensors, among others. The recent developments are directed towards minimal preparation of the sensing materials with sub-picomolar detection, portability for on-site and wireless/remote detections, multiplexed and parallel sensing, and smartphone applications.
This Special Issue will provide an opportunity for researchers to publish their original achievements related to the design, characterization, and validation of chemical and biological sensors for environmental and life science applications.
The Special Issue welcomes both original research and review articles that address the following non-exhaustive list of topics:
-Architecture of sensing materials: sp² C-based nanomaterials, metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles, composite materials, colloidal crystals and inverse opals, molecularly and ion-imprinted polymers, stretchable and implantable materials, antibodies, DNA, enzymes, etc.
-Analytes: molecules (drugs, toxins, pesticides, illicit substances, dyes, endocrine disruptors, glucose and related compounds, biocides), metal ions in the environment and in body fluids, (bio)macromolecules such as cancer markers, counterfeit medicines, etc.
-Matrices: body fluids, food and beverage samples, waste, rain, river waters, samples from water treatment plants and fish farms, landfill, etc.
-Devices: electrochemical sensors, optical sensors, piezoelectric sensors, magnetic sensors, immunosensors, DNA chips, microfluidic devices, mico/nano-sensors, printable sensors, wearable sensors, implantable sensors, sensing platforms, and smartphone-based sensing devices
We anticipate that this Special Issue will be of interest to our peers and newcomers in the field of sensors for environment and life science applications, as it covers several aspects ranging from surface chemistry and design of the sensing materials to the fabrication of devices for laboratory testing and on-site and remote sensing.
Dr. Najla Fourati
Prof. Dr. Mohamed M. Chehimi
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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Environmental pollutants
- Drugs, toxins, and biocides
- Sensing materials architecture
- Surface modification
- Body fluids
- Water quality
- Soils and treatment plants
- Chemical and biological sensors
- Sensing platforms
- Portable devices
- Wireless sensing