Nanotech: State of the Art & Perspectives

The SMU Guest Lecture Series continued this month with MedTech’s guest speaker, Professor Adnane Abdelghani. Dr. Abdelghani gave a talk on November 19th at MedTech Amphitheatre. The theme of the seminar was: “Nanotechnology: State of the Art and Perspectives”.

Nanotechnology-enabled sensors are providing new solutions in physical, chemical, and biological sensing that enable increased detection sensitivity, specificity, multiplexing capability, and portability for a wide variety of health, safety, and environmental assessments.

In this context, Dr. Abdelghani discussed the various solutions and presented an approach for the use of nanodevices for analyte (pesticides, bacteria, heavy ions, C-Reactive Protein, gas, vapors, etc.) detection with a multitude of applications (food analysis, water analysis, medical diagnostic, security, etc.). He further explained that most of the analyte detection systems used are time consuming. Indeed, the development of new nanodevices requires laboratory experiments for stability and reproducibility studies.
Since 2009, Dr. Abdelghani organized three International Conferences in the Field of Nanotechnology with the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Today, he is the leader of a research group working mainly on gas sensors based on functionalized carbon nanotubes and on the development of interdigitated gold microelectrodes integrated in microfluidic cell for bacteria analysis in biologic medium. He published more than 85 papers in International Journals.

Dr. Adnane Abdelghani is currently Professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT, Tunis) working mainly in the field of Microsensors and Microsystems. He obtained a Master’s degree in “Microelectronic Devices” at the INSA of Lyon in 1994, then a PhD from Ecole Centrale of Lyon in 1997. He obtained the Habilitation in Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis in 2004 and a Habilitation (worlwide recognition for conducting and leading research) in “Sciences pour l’ingénieur” in 2009 at Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan, France.

20 November 2015