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Jožef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

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Slovenia

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Course Description

Metrology in Sensor Technologies

Program

Sensor Technologies

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Milena Horvat
prof. dr. Nives Ogrinc
prof. dr. Radmila Milačič
prof. dr. Ester Heath
prof. dr. Janko Drnovšek
prof. dr. Ljudmila Benedik
prof. dr. Jana Žel

Goals:

To introduce students to the basics of:
• using metrological concepts in physical, chemical and biological measurements,
• understanding the concepts of traceability, uncertainty and comparability of measurement results in physical, chemical and biological measurements,
• understanding of quality systems in the field of measurements in chemistry, engineering and biology,
• knowledge of metrology systems, hierarchical structures and international organizations in the field of metrology in chemistry, engineering and biology,
• EU classification and integration of Slovenian system into the international system of measurements in chemistry, engineering and biology,
• in-depth insight into all phases of the measurement procedure, which will allow solving problems in the field of measurements in chemistry, engineering and biology,
• SI traceable measurement in the determination of organic and inorganic pollutants and other compounds, and radionuclides in the environment, health and industry,
• SI traceable measurements of natural levels of stable isotopes of light elements and the use of isotopically enriched materials,
• SI traceable measurement in the determination of nucleic acids, proteins in the field of food safety and human health.

Competencies:
• acquiring the ability of solving measurement problems,
• integration of knowledge in designing hypotheses for solving the problems in student's doctoral research work,
• metrological concepts, administered in the measurement carried out by the course of candidate's research work,
• management systems of traceability to SI units or reference values for measurements carried out by a candidate.

Content:

Basics
• Basic and derived SI units, definition, realization, maintenance and dissemination, or transfer of, and traceability to the international level.
• Basic concepts in delivering measurement results such as uncertainty, traceability, limit of detection, limit of quantification.
• Typical sources of uncertainty in the measurement procedures.
• Basic statistical distributions used in the analysis of measurement results and uncertainties.
• Basic concepts in the presentation of measurement results (uncertainty, correction, systematic errors, etc.).
• Modern software tools and hardware in the field of metrology.
• EU classification metrology systems / areas (legal statutory, scientific, industrial), international organizations (BIPM, OIML, EURAMET IAEA).

Engineering
• General information on the measurement of physical quantities.
• Applied aspects of metrology in physical measurements.

Chemistry
• General information on metrology in chemistry.
• Typical sources of uncertainty assessment and calculation of uncertainty, calibration procedures, examples from different areas of sensor technology.

Biology
• General information on metrology in bioassays (nucleic acids, proteins, cells).
• Applied aspects of bioassays.
• The quality of the connection with the bioassay; examples on sensor technologies (e.g. genetically modified organisms, microorganisms).

Course literature:

Books:
• R. Laaneots in O. Mathiesen, An Introduction to metrology, TUT Press, Tallin, 2011.
• BIPM: " The International System of Units (SI)" , 8 izdaja, 2006.
• International vocubulary of metrology (VIM), JCGM, 2008.
• Eurachem/CITAC, Traceability of Chemical Measurement,2003.
• CITAC/Eurachem Guide; Guide to Quality in Analytical Chemistry, 2002.
• Sensors and biosensors in support of EU Directives, Marinella Farrι, Lina Kantiani, Sandra Pιrez, Damia Barcelσ, TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 170–185.
• Study of Measurement Service and Comparison Needs for an International Measurement Infrastructure for the Biosciences and Biotechnology: Input for the BIPM Work Programme. Rapport BIPM-2011/02.

Periodicals:
• AQUAL, Analytical Quality and Accreditation.
• Metrologia.
• Journals related to analytical chemistry (JAAS, Analitica chimica Acta, Analyical Chemistry) and others relevant for the application of measurement science in industry, food production, environment and environmental health.
• Review articles, yearly selection.

Significant publications and references:

Bibliographic information (the number of articles by WoS, patents, number of citations, h-index):

Milena Horvat: No. of articles: 173, citations: 3053, h index 28.
• HORVAT, Milena. Determination of mercury and its compounds in water, sediment, soil and biological samples. V: PIRRONE, Nicola (ur.), MAHAFFEY, Kathryn R. (ur.). Dynamics of mercury pollution on regional and global scales : atmospheric processes and human exposures around the world. New York: Springer, cop. 2005, 154-190.

Janko Drnovšek: No. of articles: 75, citations: 1496, h-index: 6.
• DRNOVŠEK, Janko. On the specific experience of national metrology institutes (NMIs) with national accreditation bodies (NABs). Accredit. qual. assur., Jun. 2008, vol. 13, no. 6, 321-325.

Nives Ogrinc: No. of articles: 94, citations: 754, h-index: 16.
• HINTELMANN, Holger, OGRINC, Nives. Determination of stable mercury isotopes by ICP/MS and their application in environmental studies. A.C.S. symp. ser., 2003, vol. 835, str. 321-338.

Radmila Milačič: No. of articles: 121, citations: 1136, h-index: 18.
• ŠČANČAR, Janez, MILAČIČ, Radmila. A critical overview of Cr speciation analysis based on high performance liquid chromatography and spectrometric techniques. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., [in press] 2013, 33 str., doi: 10.1039/C3JA50198A.

Ester Heath: No. of articles: 42, citations: 609, h-index: 14.
• KOSJEK, Tina, HEATH, Ester, KRBAVČIČ, Aleš. Determination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) residues in water samples. Environ. int.. [Print ed.], 2005, vol. 31, 679-685.

Jana Žel; No. of articles: 64, citations: 1388, h index: 14.
• ŽEL, Jana, MAZZARA, Marco, SAVINI, Cristian, CORDEIL, Stephane, CAMLOH, Marjana, ŠTEBIH, Dejan, CANKAR, Katarina, GRUDEN, Kristina, MORISSET, Dany, EEDE, G. van den. Method validation and quality management in the flexible scope of accreditation : an example of laboratories testing for genetically modified organisms. Food analytical methods, 2008, issue 2, vol. 1, 61-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12161-008-9016-5, doi: doi:10.1007/s12161-008-9016-5.

Mojca Milavec; No. of articles: 6, citations: 172, h-index: 2.
• ŽEL, Jana, MILAVEC, Mojca, MORISSET, Dany, PLAN, Damien, EEDE, G. van den, GRUDEN, Kristina. How to reliably test for GMOs, (Springer briefs in food, health, and nutrition). New York [etc.]: Springer, 2012. X, 100 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-1-4614-1389-9.

Examination:

Seminar (30%)
Oral examination (30%)
Presentation of the project - solving the case (40%)

Students obligations:

Seminar
Oral examination
Presentation of the project - solving the case

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