Leading experts and opinion leaders will convene to exchange knowledge and ideas related to chemical sensors!
|Session Organizer||Susan ROSE-PEHRSSON (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, United States)|
|Angela ERVIN (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology, United States)|
|Date & Time||10:05-14:05, July 11, 2016|
|Session Overview||Nations around the globe are investing in Research & Development (R&D) to advance detection and surveillance methods to address chemical, biological, and explosive threats. This session will explore the requirements for the detection methods being developed and will describe novel approaches to address specific threats. The session will include an overview of the R&D activities within the US Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Chemical and Biological Defense Division. New and novel tools to enable rapid detection and provide advanced warning of attacks will be presented. The presentations will define the intended use of various detection systems and will present application examples. The requirements for developmental efforts to support early detection and warning of potential threats will be discussed. The feasibility of commercial-off-the-shelf detection systems for various homeland security applications will be explored. The integration of autonomous systems with sensor systems will be shown.|
|Session Organizer||Kiyoshi TOKO (Kyushu University, Japan)|
|Date & Time||14:20-17:30, July 11, 2016|
Chemical biosensors have made a big progress for a few decades, as represented by metal oxide gas sensors and glucose sensors. These sensors are commercialized and utilized in the world. In relation to gustatory and olfactory senses, new technologies appeared about 30 years ago. The property of these concerning sensors is (1) using semi-selective sensors, (2) adopting a multi-sensor array structure, and (3) using multi-variate analyses if necessary. The sensors corresponding to gustatory and olfactory senses are called “taste sensor” or “electronic tongues” and "electronic noses”, respectively. While several kinds of electronic noses have been proposed so far, the most successful ones utilize metal oxide gas sensors. As is well known, metal oxide gas sensors don’t show high specific response for each chemical substance, and hence a pattern recognition algorithm is used for outputs from plural kinds of sensors.
Electronic tongues (e-tongues) have the same concept as electronic noses; the difference between these two categories is to measure liquid or gas. E-tongues utilize metal electrodes, cyclic voltammetry, colorimetric sensors, lipid/polymer membranes, conductive polymers and Ion-selective electrodes. These electrodes and measurement methods are not selective to each chemical substance except for ion-selective electrodes that are designed to get selective response to specific ions. Recently, a new stream appeared in China by using biological gustatory cells. Anyway, the common feature is to use multi-sensor arrays.
The taste senor was developed in Japan, 1989, and the concept of e-tongues appeared in Europe, 1995. At present, two types of e-tongues are commercialized; one is a taste-sensing system (i.e., taste sensor) developed in Japan and nother is an e-tongue system developed in France. The taste sensor has a noticeable property that each electrode can respond to each taste quality independently, and hence, can discriminate and identify samples and then quantify the taste. This property is the same as the gustatory cell.
The taste sensor and e-tongues have the concept and method different from conventional ones in chemical biosensors and analyses. The present special session is devoted to overview the new stream of sensors
|Session Organizer||Woosuck SHIN (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)|
|Date & Time||10:05-17:30, July 12, 2016|
|Session Overview||The session welcomes any discussion of new sensor technology, specimen collection method, and interpretation of breath analyses. The recent advancement of highly sensitive VOC detection by chemical or gas sensors and progress of array or microsensors combined with system technology enables a new application of ppb level detection of breath VOC, and this state of the art of detection technology accelerate the generation of commercially available sensor systems for health care application with significantly enhanced detection capabilities and minimal size, weight and power consumption. In this session, the current state of the art of VOC detection and analysis for health care and medical application would be overviewed, and the standardization and methodology for specimen collection, patient preparation, data analysis for assessing human health or disease would be discussed. This session intends to bridge the gap between the recent achievement of chemical sensors and systems and its applications to the new field in the human health monitoring such as breath analysis can create great impact to the global challenges that are faced by medical communities and sensor technology users.|
|Session Organizer||Ichiro MATSUBARA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)|
|Date & Time||10:05-12:05, July 13, 2016|
The session welcomes any discussion of sensor measurement technology, standardization, sampling method of gas or chemical specimen. The recent advancement of highly sensitive chemical or gas sensors and progress of array or microsensors combined with system technology enables a new application of room air monitoring, exhaust gas monitoring, and fast sensing for dangerous and harsh environment. In addition to these diversity of applications, progress in new sensor technologies has been impeded by a lack of standardized protocol or rules for sensor test and response analysis; although there is some consensus on certain aspects of sampling, or gas flow manipulations, atmospheres of temperature and humidity, the disparity of approaches often makes inter-comparisons between datasets difficult if not impossible, and the resulting outputs questionable.
This session intends to bridge the gap between the recent achievement of chemical sensors and test methods, and it is hoped that the discussion in this session will be a catalyst for progressive development in advanced use of the chemical sensors.
Dr. Angela Ervin has been supporting R&D research for the federal government for over 23 years. In her current role, she is a Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate where she manages R&D projects in the areas of chemical, biological, and agricultural countermeasures.
Dr. Ervin began her career as a bench scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory where she worked on R&D in support of Navy missions in several areas including the development of sensors for metal ion detection in seawater and corrosion control in submarine transmitter water cooling systems.
Dr. Ervin received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from The George Washington University, an MBA from Strayer University, a Master’s of Science in Chemistry from Villanova University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Villanova University. She also holds a Project Management Professional certification granted by the Project Management Institute.
Dr. Susan L. Rose-Pehrsson is the Director of the Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability in the Chemistry Division at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC. The Navy Technology Center conducts basic and applied research and development programs aimed at the solution of current and future Navy needs in the fields of combustion, fire extinguishment, fire modeling and scaling, damage control, fuels chemistry, lithium battery safety and hazardous chemical and explosives detection. The research scope spans closely coupled theoretical and experimental studies in laboratory-scale to intermediate and real-scale. Dr. Rose-Pehrsson also leads the Sensor Lab in the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research at NRL. Dr. Rose-Pehrsson received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1979 and her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry in 1981 from Pennsylvania State University. She began her career as a research chemist in the Chemistry Division at the Naval Research Laboratory in 1981. In 1984, she was selected by NRL for the Edison Memorial Graduate Training Program at Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1988 (Thesis Title: Pattern Recognition Analysis of Sensor Arrays for Toxic Vapor Detection). She conducts research in toxic vapor detection, explosives detection, trace analysis, sensor development, and data analysis. These activities are directed to method and instrument development for the support and protection of personnel. Dr. Rose-Pehrsson is the author of numerous journal articles, professional society presentations, technical reports, and she holds nine patents. NRL honored her with the Berman Publication Award in 1984, 1986, and 2001; the Technology Transfer Award in 1992 and 2007; and the Edison Patent Award in 2007. In 2003, she received the NASA Certificate of Recognition for the creative development of a scientific contribution. She was awarded the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), 2003 RINA- Lloyds Register Safer Ship Award for “Advanced Damage Control Technology Through Sensors, Protection Systems, and Automated Control Architecture,” and the 2004 Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts.
W. Shin received his BS and MS degrees in material science and engineering in 1992 and 1994 from KAIST, Korea. After receiving a doctorate in applied chemistry from the Nagoya University in 1998, he has been employed as Japanese government officer, at NIRIN Nagoya, Japan (at present, AIST). He was appointed senior research scientist in 2004, and the group reader of the electroceramics research group in 2011. In 2008, he was appointed a professor, Dept. Frontier Materials, Nagoya Institute of Technology, as subsidiary business. In 2010, he has founded a gas sensor company NAST co., and worked as CTO. He has developed various gas sensor technologies, gas sensor test method, and worked as Japanese expert in the working group for international standard, in ISO TC197. In 2013, he has won an achievement award in the 45th Ichimura Science Awards for his work on the development of thermoelectric device combined catalyst combustor and its applications.
Dr. Toko is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, and was a dean for 2008-2011. He is now a Director of Research and Development Center for Taste and Odor Sensing. He proposed a concept "to measure taste" about 30 years ago and succeeded in developing the taste sensor using lipid membranes, i.e. the electronic tongue. At present, this taste sensor is sold commercially and used in food or pharmaceutical companies all over the world. He has directed and continues several government projects in food, nanotechnology, and integrated sensing technology using biosensors and the taste/odor sensor. Due to these results, he won many prizes such as Prize for Science and Technology (MEXT) and Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon. His research results are frequently introduced over a TV network.