1st Edition

Nanomaterials for Chemical Sensors and Biotechnology

By Pelagia-Irene Gouma Copyright 2010
    159 Pages 20 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    A guide to the interdisciplinary fields of nanomaterials, sensors, and biotechnology, this book demonstrates functional applications of nanotechnology in diverse areas such as environmental sensing and space habitation, medical diagnostics, and tissue regeneration. With a focus on novel materials synthesis, such as using the nanomanufacturing technique of electrospinning to get the longest nanowires possible, a correlation is made of the effect of chemical, structural, and morphological features to achieve extreme materials functionality. This book serves as a manual to nanotechnology for novices and experts alike, from the materials scientist to the biophysicist, bioengineer, and medical scientist.

    Introduction to Nanomaterials, Sensors, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology

    Nanostructured Materials for Resistive Sensors

    Metal Oxide based Chemosensors

    Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sensors

    Nanomedicine Applications of Nanomaterials

    Nanomedicine Applications of Sensors

    Overview and Future Trends


    Dr Pelagia-Irene Gouma is associate professor at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and has developed a new program focusing on nanoscience and nanotechnology, involving the characterization of advanced materials and the development of biochemical sensors and artificial olfaction systems.

    "This book offers an excellent insight into the science and technology of nanostructured oxide gas sensors. Unique perspectives and new challenges of hybrid nanomaterials are also provided in the context of a variety of potential applications including biosensors and medicines. Scientists, engineers and students who are engaged in prospective chemical sensors could make the best use of this book as a thought-provoking reference."
    —Makoto Egashira, Nagasaki University, Japan

    "Applications of nanomaterials in chemical sensing and biotechnology is a vast and evolving area. This book presents a snapsot of the evolution by focusing on oxides and their applications to chemical sensing, biosensing and tissue engineering. It is written based on the author's expertise and her own research in this area. It is a good reference for students and researchers entering this growing area that will surely produce many innovations and unravel new challenges."
    —Sheikh A. Akbar, The Ohio State University, USA