Special Issue "Electrokinetics-Assisted Biosensing"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yongjun Lai
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Interests: bioMEMS; biosensors; microsensors; MEMS; micromachining
Prof. Dr. Ye Ai
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Guest Editor
Pillar of Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 487372, Singapore
Interests: micro/nanofluidics technologies; bioMEMS; Lab-on-a-chip; acoustofluidics; electrokinetics; single cell analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a new Special Issue in Biosensors called “Electrokinetics-Assisted Biosensing”. Rapid detection of pathogens at low concentration in real time is still a challenging task. Various sensors can detect a single pathogen. However, at low concentration, pathogens take time to reach the sensing surface, which makes it hard to do real time detection. Electrokinetics including electroosmosis, electrophoresis and dielectrophoresis, and electrothermal phenomena have been widely explored in particle manipulations. Such particle manipulation techniques can be useful to accelerate the process of the pathogen landing onto the sensing surface, and hence, integration of such techniques with sensor will improve the sensors capability of real time detection. In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to contribute manuscripts that explore the integration of electrokinetics with sensors for rapid pathogen detection.

Dr. Yongjun Lai
Prof. Dr. Ye Ai
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • electrokinetics
  • electroosmosis
  • electrophoresis
  • dielectrophoresis
  • electrothermal
  • biosensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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