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Advanced Sensor Technology. Biomedical, Environmental, and Construction Applications

  • Book

  • November 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5527350

Advanced Sensor Technology: Biomedical, Environmental, and Construction Applications introduces readers to the past, present and future of sensor technology and its emerging applications in a wide variety of different fields. Organized in five parts, the book covers historical context and future outlook of sensor technology development and emerging applications, the use of sensors throughout many applications in healthcare, health and life science research, public health and safety, discusses chemical sensors used in environmental monitoring and remediation of contaminants, highlights the use of sensors in food, agriculture, fire prevention, automotive and robotics, and more.

Final sections look forward at the challenges that must be overcome in the development and use of sensing technology as well as their commercial use, making this book appropriate for the interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners interested in the development of sensor technologies.

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Table of Contents

Fundamental Aspects
1. Sensor Technology: Past, Present, and Future
2. Fundamentals of Sensor Technology
3. Emerging Application of Sensor Technology
Biomedical applications
4. Biosensors for Virus Detection
5. Biosensors for Bacteria Detection
6. Biosensors for Drug of Abuse Detection
7. Biosensors for Nucleic Acid Detection
8. Biosensors for Glucose Level Detection
9. Biosensing for Hormones Detection
10. Biosensors of Cancer Biomarkers Detection
11. Biomarker-based Biosensors in diagnosis of pre-diabetes and diabetes
12. Biosensors for Drug Detection
13. Carbon Nanostructures as a Novel Platform for Sensing Applications
14. Flexible wearable and self-powered sensors
15. Micro alcohol fuel cells towards autonomous electrochemical sensors
16. Biosensors for Organs-on-a-chip and Organoids
Environmental applications
17. Sensors as useful tools for water and wastewater monitoring
18. Chemical sensing of heavy metals in water
19. pH Sensors for Water and Wastewater Monitoring
20. Chemical sensing of Phenolic and Organophosphorus Compounds
21. Chemical sensing of Pesticides in water
22. Chemical Sensor and Biosensors for Soil Analysis:� Principles, Challenges, and Emerging Applications
23. Radiation Sensor
24. Adulteration monitoring sensors
Construction and other Applications
25. Sensing Technology in Food Production
26. Sensors for Automotive and Robotics
27. Challenges and future aspects of Sensor Technology
28. Commercialization and Market of Sensors


Ahmed Barhoum Head of NanoStruc. Research Group, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Egypt; National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. Ahmed Barhoum is an Associate Professor of nanomaterials science and Head of the Nanostruc Research Group (Helwan University). He is currently working at the DCU University (Ireland). His research interests include the synthesis of nanomaterials for catalysis, drug delivery, and biosensing. He has won several scientific awards and prizes: Helwan University Prizes (Egypt, 2020 & 2019), CAS Fellowship (China, 2019), IFE Fellowships (France, 2012 & 2018), FWO Fellowships (Belgium, 2015 & 2016), Medastar Erasmus Mundus (Belgium, 2012), Welcome Program (Italy, 2012) and many more. He serves as an expert evaluator for the National Science Centre (NCN, Poland), Czech Science Foundation (GACR, Russia), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Switzerland), and Innovators Support Fund (ISF, Egypt), among others. He is on the editorial board of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, and editor of 10 handbooks (Elsevier and Springer Nature), PI/Co-PI of 12 projects, and co-author of 150 publications. Zeynep Altintas Chair of Bioinspired Materials and Biosensor Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel, Germany. Head of Biosensors and Receptor Development Group, Faculty of Maths and Natural Sciences, Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Zeynep Altintas is a full professor and the Chair of Bioinspired Materials and Biosensor Technologies at the University of Kiel, Germany. She has been the Head of Biosensors and Receptor Development Group at the Technical University of Berlin since 2016. She completed her Ph.D. on biomedical sensors at the age of 25 with the outstanding Ph.D. student award. Her Ph.D. period brought her several other research prizes and fellowships. Following a one-year postdoc position at the Cranfield Biotechnology Centre, she continued her academic career as a faculty member of Biomedical Engineering at Cranfield University (the UK) until 2016. She leads an interdisciplinary research group in the domains of biosensor technologies, computational chemistry, receptor design, functional polymers and their applications in (bio)chemical sciences, nanomaterials applications, and design, synthesis, and characterization of biomimetic materials.