III-2 – Printable bioelectronics: the role of electrolyte and electrochemical systems



Organizers: Luisa Torsi (University of Bari), Nicola Cioffi (University of Bari), Roisin Owens (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne), Boris Mizaikoff (University of Ulm).

Electrolyte and Electrochemical based systems for printable and/or easily manufactured (Bio)electronics are attracting increasing interest. The need for on-chip integrable and inexpensive detecting systems, as well as for bio-integrated actuators and other bio-mimetic electronic devices, is paving the way for a number of novel, solution processable materials and device architectures.

New technological approaches integrating functional bio-receptors into device structures are being also extensively investigated to endow bioelectronic devices with outperforming recognition or actuation capabilities.

Chemical, ionic, and optoelectronic attributes of organic materials contribute synergistically to define the performance level of bioelectronic devices. Examples of devices include the integration of devices into living organisms or extremely performing sensors. However, a better understanding of the organic/living tissue interface, which will lead to the design of better biosensor concepts, remains a challenge.
Application oriented studies are urging the need of a deeper understanding of all the fundamental aspects related to bioelectronics device operation, including phenomena in aqueous systems or even in biological fluids.

Materials Science topics such as the development and in situ/operando characterization of novel bio-component/(nano)material conjugates for Bioelectronics are another frontier of this field.

This symposium will focus on the most recent progress in Bioelectronics for chemical, biological, and physical sensors and actuators. Devices such as organic electrolyte and electrochemical transistors, bioelectronic devices, including neural interfaces, diagnostics, drug delivery devices, and tissue engineering concepts using electrochemical activation/control of cells will be discussed. Studies also of the more fundamental device and systems, transport/sensing/gating operational aspects will also be a core part of the symposium.


Abstracts are solicited in, but not necessarily limited to, the following areas:

In this Symposium are also welcome those contributions which cover the topics beyond the above-described areas. This is done to provide the audience with a comprehensive description of Solid State Ionics. If your contribution is difficult to host within the above areas, please do not hesitate to contact directly the Conference Chairmen at ssi21@dii.unipd.it for advice.


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