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Course Description

Electrochemical Sensors

Program

Sensor Technologies

Lecturers:

doc. dr. Kristina Žužek Rožman

Goals:

Objectives:
• knowledge and understanding of electrochemical measurements and methods for analytical purposes as well as cutting-edge approaches to related analytical issues,
• recognition of the specificity of an analyte and proposing an appropriate method,
• analysis of the detector signals and their evaluation and interpretation,
• prediction and guidelines for improved performance.

Competences:
• ability to select an appropriate analysis method for a specific analytical problem,
• ability to construct a working electrochemical electro system,
• ability to perform a measurement/data run on the assembled system,
• ability to critically evaluate the obtained experimental data.

Content:

• Potentiometric sensors, including potentiometric titrations, functioning of ion-selective electrodes, glass electrodes and pH sensors, gas sensors and enzyme-selective electrodes.
• Amperometric and voltametric sensors including amperometric titrations, membrane electrodes, modified electrodes and selectivity and sensitivity-increment techniques, and electro analysis/detection.
• Bioelectrochemistry for bioenergetics, bioelectroanalysis and bioelectrocatalysis. Future prospects in biosensing.
• Placement of current electrochemical technologies and its upgrade to final application in collaboration with Institute Ruđer Bošković from Zagreb, Croatia and Seoul National University (School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) at the Center for Integrated Smart Sensors (CISS), Seoul, South Korea.

Course literature:

Books:
• J. Bard, Z. R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods, Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, 2001.
• S. Alegret, A. Merkoci, Electrochemical Sensor Analysis, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2007.

Selected papers from periodicals:
• Biosensors and bioelectronics
• Electrochimica Acta
• Sensors and actuators B-chemical

Documents by instrument manufacturers.

Significant publications and references:

• No. of articles (WoS): 35
• Patent Application: 1
• No. of citations (WoS): 58
• h-index: 4

• ŠTURM, Sašo, ŽUŽEK ROŽMAN, Kristina, MARKOLI, Boštjan, SPYROPOULOS ANTONAKAKIS, Nikolaos, SARANTOPOULOU, Evangelia, KOLLIA, Zoe, CEFALAS, Alciviadis-Constantinos, KOBE, Spomenka. Pulsed-laser fabrication of gas-filled hollow CoPt nanospheres. Acta mater.. [Print ed.], 2013, vol. 61, no. 61, str. 7924-7930.
• ŽUŽEK ROŽMAN, Kristina, PEČKO, Darja, ŠTURM, Sašo, MAVER, Uroš, NADRAH, Peter, BELE, Marjan, KOBE, Spomenka. Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of Fe70Pd30 nanotubes for drug-delivery applications. Mater. chem. phys.. [Print ed.], 2012, vol. 133, issue 1, str. 218-224.
• ŽUŽEK ROŽMAN, Kristina, PEČKO, Darja, SUHODOLČAN, Larisa, MCGUINESS, Paul J., KOBE, Spomenka. Electrochemical syntheses of soft and hard magnetic Fe50Pd50-based nanotubes and their magnetic characterization. J. alloys compd.. [Print ed.], 2011, vol. 509, issue 2, str. 551-555.
• Nacionalni projekt: ARRS: Novel functionalized nanomaterials for applications as nano- or biosensors/actuators/bioresponsive (carrier) systems J2-4191 [1.7.2011-30.6.2014].
• Mednarodni projekt: Novel Smart Media Filtration EU FP6-MNT ERA.NET II [1.1. 2011-31.12.2013].

Examination:

Seminar with the presentation of a case-study (50%)
Oral exam (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar with the presentation of a case-study.
Oral exam.

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