Electrochemical Biosensors

Short Course at ECS meetings

This course is for scientists and engineers with an interest in the fundamental principles of biosensing. The topics covered include an overview of different bio-recognition and detection methods and their application to biosensing in wearable sensors for human health.

Topics to be covered
  • Detection-Transduction Principles: Theoretical Considerations
  • Practical Considerations (Working Electrodes)
  • Sensor Fabrication (thick and thin-film technologies)
  • Bio-Recognition Elements (from Enzymes to Nucleic Acids)
  • Enzyme Biosensors: Enzymes and Enzyme electrodes
  • Glucose Biosensors
  • Affinity Biosensors
    1. Immunosensors
    2. DNA and Aptamer Biosensors
  • Wearable Biosensors
  • Biomedical, Environmental and Security Applications
About the instructor

Joseph Wang is a Distinguished Professor, Nanoegineering Department Chair, ECS Fellow, and SAIC Endowed Chair at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He also serves as the Director of the Center of Wearable Sensors.

Wang obtained his higher education at the Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa), being awarded his DSc in 1978. From 1978 to 1980, he served as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). Between 1980 and 2004, he was a member of the chemistry department at New Mexico State University (NMSU), where he held a Regents Professor and a Manasse Chair between 2001 and 2004. Between 2004 and 2008, he served as the Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors and a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Arizona State University (ASU). Wang has been the Founder and Chief Editor of Electroanalysis (Wiley-VCH) since 1989.

Wang’s research interests include the development of electrochemical biosensors, nanomotors and nanorobots, wearable sensors, flexible materials, biomedical applications of nanomachines, printable devices, nanomaterials-based sensors, bioelectronics, biorecognition and clinical diagnostics, design and applications of nanowires, microfluidic (“Lab-on-Chip”) devices,  microfabrication, biofuel cells, new interfaces, for electroanalysis and electrocatalysis, sensor/recognition coatings, and remote sensing.

He has authored over 1090 research papers, 11 books, 25  patents, and 35 chapters. His current H-Index (Google Scholar), 164. Physiology includes “Stripping Analysis,” “Nanomachines,” “Electrochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Proteins,” “Electroanalytical Techniques in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine,” “Biosensors and Chemical Sensors,” “Biosensors for Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants,” “Nanobiosensing: Principles, Development, Applications,” “Analytical Electrochemistry” (1st, 2nd and 3rd Eds.), and “Nanomachines.”

Since 1980, 30 PhD candidates and 400 research associates have studied with Wang. He has presented more than 400 invited talks, including 200 plenary and keynote lectures in 60 countries.

Wang has been included in the Thompson Reauters List of 2015 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. He was the recipient of the NSF Special Creativity Award in 2008, the 1999 American Chemical Society Award for Analytical Instrumentation, the 2006 American Chemical Society Award for Electrochemistry, the 2018 Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award for The Electrochemical Society (ECS), the 2018 European Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (ESEAC) Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1994 Heyrovsky Memorial Medal (of the Czech Republic) for electrochemistry, the ISI ‘Citation Laureate’ Award for being the ‘Most Cited  Scientist in Engineering in the World’ (during 1991-2001), and of the Electrochemistry Communications 2005 Award for the most cited paper, among many more awards and medals in recognition of his accomplishments.

He has been the Founding Editor of the international journal Electroanalysis  (Wiley-VCH) and served as its Chief-Editor between 1988-2018. Wang has been a member of the Advisory Editor Board of  25 other international journals including ACS Sensors, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials Technologies, Analytica Chimica Acta, Advanced Electronic Materials, Analyst, Talanta, Analytical Letters, Analytical Instrumentation, Anal. Communications, Sensors and Actuators B, Electrochemistry Communications, Research (AAAS/Science), Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics,  Sensors, Sensor Letters, Theranostics, Current Nanoscience, International Journal for Analytical Chemistry, Analysis Europa, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., Encyclopedia of Analytical Sciences, Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry, Quimica Analitica, General Physiology and Biophysics, Egyptian J. Anal. Chem.  and Croatia Chimica Acta.