Advanced Sensor Technology

Advanced Sensor Technology

Biomedical, Environmental, and Construction Applications

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Ahmed Barhoum, Zeynep Altintas
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902229

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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.

Key Features

  • Covers a range of environmental applications such as protection and improvement of water, air, soil, plants, and agriculture and food production; biomedical applications including detection of viruses, genes, hormones, proteins, bacteria, and cancer, and applications in construction such as fire protection, automotive, robotics, food packing and micro-machining
  • Provides an outlook on opportunities and challenges for the fabrication and manufacturing of sensors in industry and their applicability for industrial uses
  • Demonstrates how cutting-edge developments in sensing technology translate into real-world innovations in a range of industry sectors


Chemists, biochemists, chemical engineers, biomedical engineers, and materials scientists working on sensing technologies including biosensors, chemical sensors, and optical sensors in the R&D industry and academia. Undergraduate/postgraduate/Ph.D. students and beginners who wish to embark on sensor-based research; users of biosensors such as hospitals and clinics

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 900
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902229

About the Editors

Ahmed Barhoum

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Zeynep Altintas

Zeynep Altintas is a full professor in Germany. She leads an interdisciplinary research group in the domains of biosensor technologies, computational chemistry and receptor design, functional polymers and their applications in (bio)chemical sciences, nanomaterials applications in food and health sciences, and design, synthesis and characterization of biomimetic materials. She has >170 publications in these fields, including books, journal articles, book chapters, patent applications, and conference papers. She has supervised more than 35 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and mentored seven post-doctoral fellows. She has secured 15 research grants funded by DFG, EU, Marie Curie Actions, RSC, TUBITAK, British Council, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and industry. She serves as a referee for numerous high-impact journal and funding research institutions. She is an editorial board member of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, Scientific Reports, Micromachines,

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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