Nanosensors for Smart Manufacturing

Nanosensors for Smart Manufacturing

1st Edition - June 10, 2021

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Mazaher Ahmadi, Ali Farmani, Ghulam Yasin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233580
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236529

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Nanosensors for Smart Manufacturing provides information on the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanosensors in smart manufacturing processes. In smart production, if the products and machines are integrated, embedded, or equipped with sensors, the system can immediately collect the current operating parameters, predict the product quality, and then feed back the optimal parameters to machines in the production line. In this regard, smart sensors and their wireless networks are important components of smart manufacturing. Nanomaterials-based sensors (nanosensors) offer several advantages over their microscale counterparts, including lower power consumption, fast response time, high sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distance between sensors and products. With the support of artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, and ambient intelligence, sensor systems have become smarter. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and engineers who want to learn more about how nanoscale sensors can enhance smart manufacturing techniques and processes.

Key Features

  • Outlines the smart nanosensor classes used in manufacturing applications
  • Shows how nanosensors are being used to make more efficient manufacturing systems
  • Assesses the major obstacles to designing nanosensor-based manufacturing systems at an industrial scale


Materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents


    Basic Principles

    1. Methods for design and fabrication of nanosensors

    2. General techniques for preparation of nanosensors

    3. Smart nanosensors: Design, fabrication and application

    4. Nanoscale interface techniques for standardized integration of nanosensors in current devices

    5. Flexible sensors

    6. Smart nanosensors for blockchain- and IoT-enabled sensing

    7. Flexible smart nanosensors

    8. 3D printing and nanosensors

    9. Flexible Nano Smart sensors

    10. Smart nanobiosensors


    Emerging applications

    11. Temperature nanosensors for smart manufacturing

    12. Nanosensors for food quality control, especially essential oils

    13. Nanobiosensors for smart manufacturing

    14. Practical applications of triboelectric nanogenerators as self-powered active sensors for pressures, vibrations, and impacts

    15. Smart nanosensors for intelligent packaging

    16. Smart materials for electrochemical flexible nanosensors: Advances and applications

    17. Nano self-sensing concretes (NSsCs)

    18. Self-powered, rapid-response and highly flexible nanosensors

    19. Nanotechnology-based E-nose for smart manufacturing

    20. Nanostructured gas sensors in smart manufacturing

    21. Next-generation self-powered nanosensors

    22. Paper-based nanosensors for smart manufacturing

    23. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for biosensing

    24. Humidity nanosensors for smart manufacturing

    25. Nanosensors for intelligent packaging

Product details

  • No. of pages: 632
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 10, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233580
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236529

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Mazaher Ahmadi

Dr. Mazaher Ahmadi received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Bu-Ali Sina University in 2017. He has been to Alicante University, Spain, and Stockholm University, Sweden, as a visiting researcher in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, respectively. He became an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Bu-Ali Sina University in 2019. His professional experiences also include two post-doctorate research courses at Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran, and Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran, in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, respectively. Dr. Ahmadi is an expert in nanotechnology, analytical method development, pollutant removal, and wastewater treatment. He has edited six Elsevier books. He also has contributed eleven book chapters with Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

Ali Farmani

Dr. Ali Farmani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lorestan University in Khorramabad, Iran. His research focuses on optical nanostructured materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran

Ghulam Yasin

Dr. Ghulam Yasin is a Senior Research Fellow and Faculty Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Dr. Yasin received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2020. He previously worked as Research Assistant at the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2020. Dr. Yasin has over 85 publications in well-reputed peer-reviewed international journals, has authored several book chapters, and has worked as co-editor of of 12 books. He is currently a regular reviewer for over 40 journals, and serves as Associate Editor, Section Editor, and editorial board member for several journals. His research focuses on the design and development of nanoscale advanced functional materials for energy conversion and storage hybrid devices/technologies, as well as nanostructures and nanomaterials for various functional applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Guangdong, Shenzen, China

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