ICAM 2009 - CD-ROM

  Symposium I:

New Materials and Processes for Sensing and Biosensing

Research on sensors and biosensors has benefited from breakthrough technologies, including the development of new/hybrid materials and possibility of nanoscale manipulation. The development of new nanotechnological tools, in particular, has brought tremendous advances in materials science with novel materials being produced with unique properties for applications in analytical devices. This symposium aims at establishing a forum to discuss the use of new materials and processing techniques related to the development of highly efficient sensors and biosensors systems.

The development of new materials and processes for sensing and biosensing is essential for strategic, technological areas including medicine, agriculture and environment preservation, as well as the automotive and food industries, to name a few. Research in this field is inherently multidisciplinary, and efforts have focused primarily on the development of new materials, in which control over specific, improved properties may be achieved at the molecular level. As a consequence, research in this area brings together the synthesis and processing of materials and composites (including semiconductors, metals, polymers, ceramics and biomolecules), assembly and manipulation of integrated sensing platforms, device miniaturization, signal processing, data visualization, among others. For biosensing, in particular, research on biological and bio-inspired transductors, including biomolecules immobilization and development of new biomimetic probes, is of great importance for development of reliable bio-analytical devices.

This Symposium was conceived to cover all the topics related with the design, synthesis, and processing of materials for sensing and shall cover all topics related to the use of new materials and processes for sensing applications.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Sensors / Actuators Systems;
  • Sensors and Biosensors for medical and environmental applications;
  • Biomaterials, Biomimetic and Bio-inspired devices and materials;
  • Temperature and Pressure sensors;
  • New modified electrodes and electrode structures for sensing;
  • New integrated systems, including MEMS, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, and novel commercial sensors;
  • New limits of dimensionality and sensitivity for micro- and nano-electrodes, including fabrication and miniaturization;
  • New methods for bioelectrocatalysis and biofuel cells;
  • Smart/wireless Sensors
  • Field Effect Transistors (FET)-Based devices for sensing.

Invited speakers/talks (confirmed list):

  • Arben Merkoçi -Institut Català de Nanotecnologia, Spain "Nanoparticles for DNA and protein analysis"
  • Pierre Labbé - Université Joseph Fourier, France "Biosensing applications of multifunctionnal nanosized
    biomolecular devices"
  • Marcelo Campos - Universidad de Chile, Chile "SERS of Biological Materials. From amino acids to human tissues"
  • Hameed A Al Attar - OEM/University of Durham
  • Michael Strano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,USA

Scientific committee members:

  • Luiz H. Capparelli Mattoso (EMBRAPA – CNPDIA)
  • Pietro Ciancaglini (FFCLRP – USP)
  • Antônio Claudio Tedesco (FFCLRP - USP)
  • Carlos José L. Constantino (FCT – UNESP)
  • Valdir Soldi (UFSC)
  • Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr. (IFSC – USP)
  • Susana Torresi (IQ – USP)
  • Cauê Ribeiro (EMBRAPA – CNPDIA)
  • Sérgio Spinola Machado (IQSC – USP)
  • Welter Cantanhede Silva (UFPI)
  • Fernando Josepetti Fonseca (POLI – USP)
  • Frank N. Crespilho (UFABC)

Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Valtencir Zucolotto
Physics Institute of São Carlos, IFSC, 369
Zip: 13560-970
São Carlos - SP - Brazil

Phone number: +55 16 3373 9825
E-mail: zuco@if.sc.usp.br

Santiago Sanchez-Cortes
Instituto de Estructura de la Materia
CSIC. Serrano, 121. 28006 Madrid. Spain

Phone number: + 34 915616800(2220)
E-mail: imts158@iem.cfmac.csic.es

Sanjeev Manohar
U. of Massachusetts
Center for Green Chemistry
Department of Chemical Engineering (Room EB 106)
Lowell, MA 01854

Phone number: 978-934-3162
E-mail: Sanjeev_Manohar@uml.edu

Lauro Tatsuo Kubota
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry
POBox 6154, 13083-970, Campinas - SP, Brazil

Phone number:+ 55 (19) 3521 3127
E-mail: kubota@iqm.unicamp.br





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