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Nanostructure Based Biosensors Research Group (NBB)

1. Introduction

The nanotechnology is a new filed with wide application in all of the world. In the recent years, all of the countries focused for application of this new filed for improvement their countries. Therefore, making a high quality nanotechnology group is very important in any university. In between more application of nanotechnology branch, the electrochemical application of nanomaterials showed more attention due to high surface area and good electrical conductivity of nanomaterials. Our group would like for developing nanotechnology in electrochemical sensors for analytical applications. The analytical determination of biological, pharmaceutical, environmental and food samples are a necessary strategy for investigation of quality of them. Many analytical strategies such as HPLC, GC, spectroscopy and electro-chemical methods were suggestion for this goal. In between, electrochemical sensors showed more attention due to fast response, easy operation and low cost. Nevertheless, low oxidation/reduction signal with high over-potential are main problems for determination of electro-active compounds using electrochemical sensors.  For overcoming to these problems,  the  modified  sensors  with  highly  conductive  mediators  such  as nanomaterials, ionic liquids, conductive polymers were suggested. This research group  focused  for  introduction new electrochemical  modified  sensors  as  analytical approach in determination of biological, pharmaceutical, environmental and food samples

2. Mission and vision

In this research and in our group, we focused for design and synthesis of new type of nanomaterials with wide application. The application of conductive nanomaterials for fabrication of food, drug and biological sensors are the main objective of our research group. The analysis of trace level of electroactive materials such as anticancer drugs, vitamins, food additives, environmental pollutants are the goal of our research group using nanotechnology and conductive nanomaterials. Our group work doesn’t limit their research work only for electrochemical sensors and its possible we used nanomaterials for fuel cell and other relative fields such as water treatment

3. Research topics

  • Design new type of nanomaterials and synthesis procedure for nanomaterials.
  • Synthesized nanomaterials and characterized
  • The fabrication of modified sensors for anticancer drug, environmental and biological compounds suggest.

4. Current members


Dr. Hassan Karimi-Maleh
Positions: Head of Nanostructure Based Biosensors Research Group
Areas of expertise: Nano sensor and bioelectrochemistry; Surface chemistry and electrochemical sensors; Conductive polymers in electrochemistry; Modified electrodes in electrochemistry; Environmental chemistry; Drug and food Analysis; Synthesis of nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and nanocomposite; Analysis of food compounds; DNA interaction with drug and environmental compounds; Nanobiotechnology; Drug delivery; Removal of pollutants with using nanomaterials

Editor in Chief:
  • Applied Chemical Engineering


  • Journal of Nanostructure
  • Austin Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics
  • Austin Chemical Engineering
  • Journal of Nanomaterials
  • Advances in Food Science and Engineering
  • The Open Clinical Chemistry Journal
  • Analytical & Bioanalytical Electrochemistry
  • Journal of Food Chemistry and Nanotechnology
  • SF Journal of Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry
  • SF Journal of Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Food and Nutrition Open Access
  • American Research Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Guest Editor for special issue in Current Analytical Chemistry journal "Entitle: Electrochemical sensors based on Metal nanoparticles, carbon based Nanomaterials and ionic liquids; Tentative Publication Date: February, 2016”
  • International Journal of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering


  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia

Research track record:

  • ISI papers: 218
  • Total ISI Citations: 9.646
  • ISI H-index: 58
  • At most 5 top journals:
    1. Biosensors and bioelectronics
    2. Analytical Chemistry
    3. Food Chemistry
    4. Applied surface Science
    5. Composites Part B: Engineering

Dr. Fatemeh Karimi
Positions: Member of Nanostructure Based Biosensors Research Group
Areas of expertise: Synthesis and characterization different type of nano-materials; Synthesis of inorganic compounds; Drug deliveryl; Anticancer electrochemical drug sensors

5. Publications


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