Polymeric Nanocomposite Materials for Sensor Applications

Polymeric Nanocomposite Materials for Sensor Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Sayan Ganguly
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988308

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Polymeric Nanocomposite Materials for Sensor Applications covers all the important aspects of polymer composite-based sensors, from fundamentals to fabrication. Key chapters focus on the materials used for sensors and their characterization, properties, fabrication and classification. Various applications of polymeric sensors are also discussed in detail. This book is an essential reference resource, not only for the materials scientist, but also for researchers, academics, technologists and students working in the sensor technology industry. In modern society, sensors are used in electronics, food packaging, construction, automobile and aerospace applications. The advancement of smart technologies has increased their usage because of their affordability and reliability. Among the materials used for the fabrication of sensors, polymer composites are the most preferred because they are lightweight, versatile, low cost and easy to process.

Key Features

  • Discusses fundamentals, classification, recent progress, and the current status of polymer nanocomposites in sensing applications
  • Includes coverage of materials and their application-specific modeling
  • Addresses safety issues and environmental degradation
  • Includes broad coverage of a wide range of engineering applications, including food, safety, healthcare, automotive and aerospace
  • Covers pressure sensors, gas sensors, pH sensors, ion selective sensors, alcohol sensors, humidity sensors, aromatic small molecule sensors, enzyme sensors, immunosensors, strain sensors and electrochemical sensors


Academic and industrial researchers, material scientists, polymer chemists and engineers working in the development of polymeric nanocomposites for sensing applications

Table of Contents

  • 1) Introduction to polymer composite-based sensors
    Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai and Sayan Ganguly

    2) Recent trends in the applications of polymer composite modified electrodes for biosensors
    Elif Burcu Aydin, Muhammet Aydin, and Mustafa Kemal Sezginturk

    3) 3 Classical materials for sensors
    Abhisek Majhi, Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, and Dipankar Chattopadhyay

    4) Design and fabrication of polymer nanocomposite sensors
    Fouad Damiri, Nassima Radouane, Houda Gaiji, Ida Idayu Muhamad, Nurul Asmak Md Lazim, Damandeep Kaur, and Mohammed Berrada

    5) Characterization of various polymer composite sensors
    Suman Kumar Ghosh and Narayan Chandra Das

    6) Polymer composites as pressure sensors
    Nurhan Onar Camlibel, Vladan Koncar, and Cedric Cochrane

    7) Polymer composites for gas sensors
    Arpita Adhikari, Jyotishka Nath, Sriparna De, Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, and Dipankar Chattopadhyay

    8) Polymer composites for pH sensors
    Sharuk L. Khan, Falak A. Siddiqui, Rokeya Sultana, Wajid N. Chaus, Mirza Shahed Baig, Shyamlila B. Bavage, Sunayana Rahul Vikhe, and Prerana Badrinath Jadhav

    9) Polymer composites for ion selective sensors
    Manpreet Kaur, Navneet Kaur, and Narinder Singh

    10) Polymer composites for alcohol sensors
    Madhurima Das and Avishek Ghatak

    11) Polymer composites for humidity sensors
    Biplab Roy, Shamim Ahmed Khan, Sarit Chakraborty, and Pinku Chandra Nath

    12) Polymer composites for aromatic small molecules sensors
    Avishek Ghatak, Madhurima Das, and Amit Pramanik

    13) Polymer composites for biosensors
    Poushali Das, Akanksha Gupta, Moorthy Maruthapandi, Arumugam Saravanan, Seshasai Srinivasan, Amin Reza Rajabzadeh, and Aharon Gedanken

    14) Polymer composites for enzyme sensors
    M. Ramesh, L. Rajeshkumar, D. Balaji, and V. Bhuvaneswari

    15) Polymer composites for immunosensors
    Stephen Rathinaraj Benjmin and Rosa Fireman Dutra

    16) Polymer composites for strain sensors
    Merve Dogu, Mine Begum Alanalp, and Ali Durmus

    17) Polymer composites for electrochemical sensors
    H.C. Ananda Murthy, Abbay Gebretsadik, Mamu Haftu, Tesfaye Nemera, Tanima Bhattacharya, and C.R. Ravikumar

    18) Polymer composites for damage-sensing applications
    Vijaya Chalivendra

    19) Polymeric composite sensors for food packaging applications
    Tanima Bhattacharya, Bratin Sengupta, and Hitesh Chopra

    20) Polymer composite sensors for automotive, aerospace, and other engineering applications
    Sheeja Sunil, V. Naveen, P. Porkodi, Abhilash J. Kottiyatil, K. Madhavan, and Prosenjit Ghosh

    21) Polymer composite sensors for biomedical applications
    Abul Kalam Azad, Pijush Paul, and Abd Almonem Doolaanea

    22) Polymer composite sensors: Environmental aspects, health hazards, and degradation
    Tushar Kanti Das

Product details

  • No. of pages: 630
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323988308

About the Editors

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai received his PhD in Polymer Science and Technology (Chemistry) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has published more than 100 papers, in high quality international peer reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, and biopolymers, and has edited 10 books. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious KMUTNB best researcher award 2019, Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016 and INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Alliance University, Karnataka, India

Sayan Ganguly

Sayan Ganguly obtained his PhD in polymer engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India in 2019. He is currently a senior post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, in the department of chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. His research interests include polymer hydrogels; drug delivery, sensors; quantum dots; EMI shielding; and magnetic nanoparticles for multimodal imaging.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

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