NSTI Nanotech 2009

Sensors & Systems

Symposium Chair

Organized by

Elena I. Gaura Elena I. Gaura
Cogent Computing, Coventry University, UK
Cogent Computing

Symposium Opening Keynote

Elena I. Gaura MEMS & Wireless: bringing the power of the small to the people
Elena I. Gaura
Cogent Computing, Coventry University, UK

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Yang Wang Wireless and Mobile Sensor Networks for Smart Civil Structures
Yang Wang, Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Driss Benhaddou Wireless sensor networks for space applications
Driss Benhaddou, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology
University of Houston
Michael Niedermayer A Design Environment for the Cost Optimization of Wireless Sensor Networks, Michael Niedermayer, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, Germany
James Brusey Wireless Sensor Networks to empower the Amateur Home Eco Scientist, James Brusey, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University, UK
Radu Stoleru Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Response Applications, Radu Stoleru, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Kirk Martinez Experiences in Engineering Wireless Sensor Networks for Glaciers, Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton UK
Dan Popa MEMS & Wireless: from devices to microrobotic swarms, Dan Popa, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Automation & Robotics Research Institute at UT Arlington

Conference Activities

For this year’s Sensors and Systems we have designed a wide variety of activities which we hope will create a hothouse for new and exciting ideas in MEMS research and development. Along side oral and poster presentations we will have keynotes and invited talks, graduate student activities and workshops (all included in the conference fee).

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
1:30 Biosensors & Diagnostics
4:00 Biosensors & Diagnostics

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 MEMS & NEMS: Sensors & Systems: Invited Lectures
10:30 Biosensors & Diagnostics
1:30 Biosensors & Diagnostics
 Sensors & Systems
 Biosensors & Diagnostics
3:00 TechConnect IP: Sensors & Microsystems

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 TechConnect IP: Sensors & Microsystems
 Biosensors & Diagnostics
3:30 MEMS & NEMS: Molecular & Gas Sensors
5:00 TechConnect Venture: Sensors & Systems

Thursday May 7


Symposium Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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1:30 Biosensors & DiagnosticsRoom 362 AD
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
1:30 Biosensors Overview
S. Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US (bio)
1:40 Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles using quadrupole magnetic field-flow fractionation
S. Williams, Cleveland Clinic, US (bio)
2:30 Multiple drugs of abuse test for saliva specimen on a single lab-on-a-film-chip using electrochemical immunoassay
Y.H. Kim, J.-H. Park, H.H. Nam, M.H. Choi, S.H. Jung, G.J. Song, Nano-Ditech Corporation, US
2:50 Nanowire Mechanical Resonators for the Specific Detection of Proteins
M. Belov, V. Wright, N.J. Quitoriano, T.I. Kamins, J. Buriak, S. Evoy, University of Alberta, CA
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4:00 Biosensors & DiagnosticsRoom 362 AD
 Session chair: V. Yadavalli, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
4:00 Single molecule aptamer-target interactions on self-assembled monolayer platforms
X. Zhang, V.K. Yadavalli, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
4:20 A Microfluidic Platform for Pre-concentration and Label-free Detection of DNA and Proteins Using On-chip Electrode Arrays
Y.-W. Huang, V.M. Ugaz, Texas A&M University, US (bio)
4:40 Nanoporous silica chip technology for the early detection of diseases and the real time assessment of therapeutic efficacy
E. Tasciotti, X. Liu, A. Boumrani, T. Hu, L. Li, C. Chiappini, M. Ferrari, Univeristy of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, US
5:00 Thermodynamic basis for the design of efficient conformational change-based biosensors
A. Vallee-Belisle, F. Ricci, K.W. Plaxco, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
5:40 Ultrasensitive Protein Detection Using an Au/ZnO SPR-Based Biosensor
C.-C. Chang, S.-H. Lin, N.-F. Chiu, C.-W. Lin, National Taiwan University, TW
5:20 Understanding the formation and adsorption of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional protein aggregates on a solid surface
M. Rabe, D. Verdes, S. Seeger, University of Zurich, CH

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continentalís Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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10:30 MEMS & NEMS: Sensors & Systems: Invited LecturesRoom 371 AD
 Session chair: Elena Gaura, Coventry University, US
10:30 A Design Environment for the Cost Optimization of Wireless Sensor Networks
M. Niedermayer, University of Berlin, DE (bio)
11:00 MEMS & Wireless: from devices to microrobotic swarms
D. Popa, University of Texas at Arlington, US (bio)
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10:30 Biosensors & DiagnosticsRoom 351 BE
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
10:30 Identification of bacterial drug resistance in blood
C. Kaittanis, S. Nath, J.M. Perez, University of Central Florida, US
10:50 Bacteriophage-derivitized resonant cantilevers for the highly-specific detection of bacteria
A. Singh, N. Glass, S. Evoy, National Institute for Nanotechnology, CA
11:10 Quantitation of Toxins in Foods by Rapid Nanophotonic Molecular Screening Systems
K.C. Weng, J.-P. Coppe, R. Yang, J. Zheng, H. Yao, G.L. Liu, F.F. Chen, Dynamic Throughput, Inc., US
11:30 Precise positioning of particles in microwells within horizontal DEP cages
M. Lombardini, M. Bocchi, L. Giulianelli, R. Guerrieri, ARCES, IT
11:50 Force Discrimination for Enhanced Biosensor Specificity of Micro-Retroreflector Assays
J.D. Knoop, S.M. Kemper, T. Sherlock, E. Cacao, P. Ruchhoeft, R.C. Willson, University of Houston, US
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1:30 Biosensors & DiagnosticsRoom 351 BE
 Session chair: Pulak Nath, Los Alamos National Lab, US
1:30 Development of a Flow-cell System to Quantify Analyte-receptor Binding Kinetics Utilizing Guided-mode Resonance Sensors
D. Wawro, S. Zimmerman, Y. Ding, R. Magnusson, E. Moss, J. Michalik, Resonant Sensors Incorporated, US
1:50 Rapid prototyping of microfluidic components for decision-tree based iterative pathogen detection
P. Nath, G.R. Goddard, B.A. Branch, O.C. Marina, A.M. Lillo, A. Deshpande, J.M. Dunbar, S.W. Graves, Los Alamos National Lab, US
2:10 Rapid prototyping of microfluidic components for iterative detection of pathogens using smart signatures
P. Nath, G.R. Goddard, O.C. Marina, A.M. Lillo, B.A. Branch, A. Deshpande, J.M. Dunbar, S.W. Graves, Los Alamos National Lab, US
2:30 Carbon Nanotube Array Sensor for MEMS Lab-on-a-chip
L.B. Joseph, V. Veedu, D. Garmire, Oceanit and University of Hawaii, US
2:50 Ultrafast protein preconcentration by nanoscale molecular traps
K.T. Liao, T. Leichle, C.F. Chou, Academia Sinica, TW
3:10 High Flux Nano-Filters
N.M. Elman, K. Daniel, F. Jalali-Yazdi, M.J. Cima, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Sensors & SystemsExpo Hall
- Pierced Sensor for Nano-Microscope
R. Sklyar, Independent researcher, UA
- Gas Sensing Properties of Zn-Doped Anisometric Fe2O3 Nanoparticles
T. Kim, A.C. Sharp, H. Yim, B. Guo, Texas A&M University, College Station, US
- Optical chemical sensors on the base of arrays of ink-jet printed micro- and nanoparticles
M.V. Alfimov, V.A. Sazhnikov, A.A. Khlebunov, D.S. Ionov, A.N. Petrov, V.M. Aristarkhov, A.Y. Meníshikova, N.N. Shevchenko, A.V. Yakimansky, D.V. Kalinin, A.I. Plekhanov, Photochemistry Center of RAS, RU
- Gas Sensing Properties of Zn-Doped Anisometric Fe2O3 Nanoparticles
T. Kim, A.C. Sharp, H. Yim, B. Guo, Texas A&M University, College Station, US
- Fluorescent Silica Nano-Particles and Magnetic Bead Based Immunoassay: an Optical Tool for Detection of Staphylococcal enterotoxin B in Milk for High-Throughput Screening
S.K. Rastogi, J.R. Branen, S. Gibbon, A. Larry Branen, University of Idaho, US
- Water Soluble Peroxyoamid Reagent: Evalulation for Fluorescent Silica Nano-Particles Chemilumineacence
S.K. Rastogi, B. Fianaloski, N.N. Mishra, E. Cameron, T.E. Bitterwolf, A.L. Branen, W.C. Maki, University of Idaho, US
- Nanostructured and Bulk III-Nitride Semiconductors in Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors
N. Sofikiti, J. Grandal, M. Utrera, M. Sanchez-Garcia, E. Calleja, G. Tsiakatouras, E. Iliopoulos, D. Ajagunna, A. Georgakilas, N. Chaniotakis, University of Crete, GR
- Optical Micro-Resonators as Refractive Index Sensors in Microfluidics
M. Grad, S. Kocaman, C-C Tsai, C.W. Wong, D. Attinger, Columbia University, US
- High Sensitivity Electromechanical Sensor based on ZnO Nanowire FET on Flexible Substrate
S. Hur, k.H. Lee, Y.B. Han, Korea Institute of Machnery & Materials, KR
- High Sensitive Acoustic Sensor using PMN-PT Piezoelectric Cantilever Array
S. Hur, S.Q. Lee, Korea Institute of Machnery & Materials, KR
- Miniature gas sensor for hydrogen sulfide
B.W. Chang, R.L.C. Chen, D.C.H. Chen, Hungkuang University, Taiwan, TW
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Biosensors & DiagnosticsExpo Hall
- CdSe nano-particles coated with thiol-terminated oligo(ethylene oxide)for protein targeting reagent
Y. Ito, H. Tsutsumi, Yamaguchi University, JP
- Highly specific anti-prothrombin aptamers
C-W Chi, Y-H Lao, L-C Chen, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, TW
- Human Neural Stem Cell Differentiation Potential Determined by Electric Fields
F.H. Labeed, J. Lu, S.A. Marchenko, K.F. Hoettges, M.P. Hughes, E.S. Monuki, A.P. Lee, L.A. Flanagan, University of Surrey, UK
- Nanotemplates for Electrical Detection of Biomolecules: A Diatom Based Biosensor
V. Kunduru, K. Lin, K. Rege, B. Ramakrishna, S. Prasad, Arizona State University, US
- Immunodetection of cancer marker in human serum using silicon field effect transistors
A. Kim, C.S. Ah, C.W. Park, J.-H. Yang, T. Kim, C.-G. Ahn, G.Y. Sung, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, KR
- Electrochemical Detection of Proteins in Complex Samples with the E-DNA Scaffold Platform
K.J. Cash, F. Ricci, K.W. Plaxco, University of California Santa Barbara, US
- Portable FRET Sensing of Proteins, Hormones, and Toxins Using DNA Aptamers and Quantum Dots
G.W. Jackson, U. Strych, E. Frank, R.C. Willson, R. Ballerstadt, R.J. McNichols, BioTex, Inc., US
- Biomolecular Detection on Supported Lipid Bilayers inside Microfluidic Channels
H. Jung, P.S. Cremer, Texas A&M University, US
- Aptamer-based label-free biosensor for fluorescence detection of urinary adenosine
S.-J. Chen, C.-C. Huang, H.-T. Chang, National Taiwan University, TW
- Biochip for minimally invasive blood glucose monitoring
P. Zhang, M.M. Ahmadi, G.A. Jullien, University of Calgary, CA
- Characterization and Applications of Modified Gold Electrode Sensor with Nanoparticles
S.W. Leung, Y. Wang, H. Gu, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
- A 3-dimensional nanobiosensor based on an anodic aluminum oxide template
G.-J. Wang, Y.-D. Lin, National Chung-Hsing University, TW
- Real-time single-molecule dynamics observed with a nanoscale transistor
L.C. Brousseau, Quantum Logic Devices, US
- Design Aspects of C-MEMS Based Enzymatic Biofuel Cell Via Finite Element Analysis Approach
Y.S. Parikh, J-H Yang, C. wang, Florida international university, US
- On-chip biosensor for rapid detection and identification of nitrogen containing compounds
K. Feige, A. Shende, A. Vats, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
- Infant HIV and Nanotechnology
N. Goel, R. Sharma, Pt BDS Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, IN
- Performance Comparisons of Nanoparticle Modified Sensor Electrodes for the Detection of Nitrite and Peroxide
J.C.K. Lai, Y. Wang, W. Gao, H. Gu, S.W. Leung, Idaho State University, US
- Label-free direct detection of analytes from optically inaccessible samples
L.C. Brousseau, Quantum Logic Devices, US
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3:00 TechConnect IP: Sensors & MicrosystemsExpo Hall TechConnect Room C
 Session chair: Thijs Viegers, Philips Applied Technologies, US
3:00 Memristors for Pattern Recognition
B. Mouttet, George Mason University, US
3:10 Direct Writing of Freeform 3D Microstructures
T. Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA
3:20 Classification of features based on MLP neuro-networks
R. Reitzer, University of Jyvaskyla, FI
3:30 A novel nanocavity sensor for ultrasensitive, label-free biomolecular detection
C. Ives, Boston College, US
3:40 Magnetic Lithography
S. Marcus, Yeda R&D Co. Ltd., IL
3:50 Janus Particle-based Biosensors
K. Elcess, Brookhaven Science Associates, US

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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10:30 TechConnect IP: Sensors & MicrosystemsExpo Hall TechConnect Room C
 Session chair: Thomas Mele, Applied Materials, US
10:30 Superconducting Double Side Acoustical Transducer (ScoDoSaTr)
R. Sklyar, Independent researcher, UA
10:40 A Magnetic Sensor for a Nano-Microscope (MaSNaMSc)
R. Sklyar, Independent researcher, UA
10:50 Piezo-pinch - next generation piezoresistive sensors
M. Kuhn, University of Geneva, CH
11:00 System For Impulse input of commands, control arguments and data
A. Zwart, VBT Innovations Inc., CA
11:10 High Resolution and Low Cost Refractometer
T. Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA
11:20 Photonic Crystal (PC) Waveguide based Micro-Pressure Sensors
J. Bindra, The University of Western Ontario/C4, CA
11:30 Improved miniaturization of microfluidic systems by ultrasonic levitation
M. Dorrestijn, ETH Zurich - ETH transfer, CH
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Biosensors & DiagnosticsExpo Hall
- Monitoring of the major blood vessels supplying head and brain (carotid arteries) contactlessly
B. Kaminska, Simon Fraser University, CA
- Application of QCM DNA biosensor to detect a marine derived pathogenic virus VHSV
S-R Hong, S. Hong, Kangnung National University, KR
- Nano Capacitively Coupled Contactless Conductivity Detection for Microchip Electrophoresis
K. Ansari Mahabadi, I. Rodriguez, L. Hong, P.C. Hauser, N.F. de Rooij, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, SG
- Cracking the glass ceiling with suspended microarrays: Achieving true diagnostic quality assays
B.P. Hanley, KonnectWorld, Inc., US
- Creation of Raman-Active PEG Monolayers for Tracking Nanoparticles in Vitro
Y. Huang, Y. Cai, V. Swarup, S. Bishnoi, IIT, US
- Fluorescence Based Specific PNA-DNA Binding Characterization on nano-FET DNA Device Surface
S.K. Rastogi, N.N. Mishra, B. Finaloski, E. Cameron, W. Maki, Postdoc Researcher, US
- The problem of Nonspecific Adsorption at Measurements in Blood Plasma with Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors
E. Brynda, C. Rodriguez Emmenegger, T. Riedel, Z. Sedlakova, M. Houska, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., CZ
- Surface Plasmon Resonance fiber sensor for detection of biological targets and in situ monitoring of polyelectrolyte multi-layer deposition
Y. Shevchenko, C. Chen, D.A.D. Blair, T. Francis, M. DeRosa, N.U. Ahamad, G. Galway, A. Ianoul, J. Albert, Carleton University, CA
- Photothermal Characteristics study of PEGylated Gold Nanorods
T-Y Shih, J-T. Lin, C-C Tien, P-L Tseng, Y-H Chen, Industrial Technology Research Institute, TW
- Rapid and Label-free Protein Biomarker Detection based on Quantum Dot-Aptamer-Intercalating Dye Nanoconjugates
Y-H Lao, Y-S Li, C-W Chi, L-C Chen, Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, TW
- Using Gold Nanorod as a Luminescent Probe in Cell Imaging
D-S Wang, C-W Lin, National Taiwan University, TW
- Au Nanoshell Enhanced Fluorophores for Fluorescence Optical Tomography
R. Bardhan, N.K. Grady, A. Joshi, M. Bartels, S. Ke, N.J. Halas, Rice University, US
- SERS Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Surface Marker Detection
C.T. Nguyen, J. Nguyen, S. Rutledge, C. Wang, G.C. Walker, University of Toronto, CA
- Magnetic Nano Particles for Diagnostics
K.C. Nguyen, V.H. Pham, S.T. Do, D.T. Tieu, Saigon Hi Tech Park, VN
- A high speed detection platform based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering for monitoring antibiotic-induced chemical changes in bacteria cell wall
C-S Hung, Y-H Lin, T-T Liu, T-H Tsai, H-H Wang, D-W Wang, J-K Wang, Y-L Wang, C-H Lin, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, TW
- Chemiluminescent Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Interactions with Intact Skin
J.B. Patrone, H. Le, J. Breidenich, L. Kelly, J.J. Benkoski, J.L. Sample, JHU/APL, US
- Development of competitive QCM biosensor system to detect a pathogenic bacterium causing periodontitis, Actinobacillus actiomycetemcomitans
S-R Hong, S. Hong, Kangnung National University, KR
- Development of QCM immunosensor to detect bacteria causing food poisoning
S-R Hong, D. Hur, S. Hong, Kangnung Natioanl University, KR
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3:30 MEMS & NEMS: Molecular & Gas SensorsRoom 371 AD
 Session chair: Elena Gaura, Coventry University, US
3:30 Evaluating Nanomaterials Integrated with Microsensor Arrays for Breath Monitoring
K.D. Benkstein, B. Raman, C.J. Martinez, C.B. Montgomery, S. Semancik, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
3:50 Microfluidic Platforms with Micro- and Nanopore Membranes and in situ Formation of Lipid Bilayer in the Microfluidic Platform
J. Choi, N. Kim, S. Park, Louisiana State University, US
4:10 Detecting CH4 and CO Gases Using Micro-Structural Doping Compound Oxide Films on Si-Substrates
Y.F. Li, S.Y. Ma, L.B. Kish, J.-J. Ding, Northwest Normal University, US
4:30 Unique molecular identification using two-dimensional responses
G. Koley, M. Qazi, University of South Carolina, US
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5:00 TechConnect Venture: Sensors & SystemsRoom 310 AD
 Session chair: Thomas Mele, Applied Materials, US
5:00 Ball Semiconductor Inc.
A. Ishikawa, Ball Semiconductor Inc., US
5:10 NanoLambda
B. Choi, NanoLambda, US
5:20 Microstaq Inc
R. Kaina, Microstaq Inc, US
5:30 NanoEngineering Corporation
J. Schmitt, NanoEngineering Corporation, US

Topics & Application Areas

  • Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks
  • Ad Hoc Sensing/Actuation Networks
  • Sensing Systems
  • RF Devices
  • RFID devises & applications
  • Micro-nano integration: devices & systems
  • Actuator Systems
  • Chemical & Gas Sensors
  • Bio Sensors
  • Optical Sensors
  • Mechanical Sensors
  • Physical Sensors
  • Sensor Applications
  • Micro-Nano-Integration
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Sensors & Transducers

On-line Journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’

Selected proceedings papers in the Electronics and Microsystems Track (MEMS & NEMS, Sensors & Systems, Micro & Nano Fluidics symposia, and MSM conference) will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the on-line journal ‘Sensors & Transducers’, please select the “Submit to Sensors & Transducers” button during the on-line submission procedure.

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