NANODEV Research Group


Biosensors

 

 

 

General objective is to integrate nanoporous and nanosized materials into the devices that are of need in their particular application area. For that purpose, the synthesized nanomaterials and thin films formed from these materials is tested in biosensors. The next challenging and vital step would be to integrate all the learned techniques in synthesis and thin films into a device part for a particular application area that can be an alternative for the currently available technology. Any nanomaterial synthesize in the laboratory is usually maintained in powder or nanoparticle form. Although studies dealing with nanotechnology are of great interest, it is very difficult to integrate those nanomaterials synthesized in the laboratory into device prototypes making those nanomaterials impossible to test in actual applications. Accordingly, the actual role of nanomaterials, such as zeolites and zeo-type materials that are in powder form, in real applications have been investigated in only a limited number of areas. It can be of great interest to investigate nanomaterials in the area of biotechnology with their potential to bring their existing condition to an enhanced level, which is very important in general to improve the currently available technology. In our group, the electrode surfaces composed of polymeric connections is modified by zeo-type nanoporous materials without damaging the surfaces and make these parts work consistently with the actual conductometric and ISFET biosensors for the first time. The produced biosensor prototypes are used to determine for medical diagnostics, for environmental monitoring, and for agricultural purposes. Finally, the obtained prototypes are aimed to be miniaturized devices that are easy to use even at our homes, giving fast and in-situ readings.