Special Issue “Advanced Electromagnetic Biosensors for Medical, Environmental and Industrial Applications”

The interest in and potential of electromagnetic technologies for sensing purposes in medical, environmental, and industrial contexts has been increasing exponentially. The benefits of electromagnetic biosensors include minimally invasive, label-free, and cost effective monitoring, probing, and treatment. For instance, wearable and implantable sensors for monitoring of vital signs and neural activity represent the key enablers towards personalized medicine and electroceuticals. Furthermore, radiofrequency and terahertz sensors are increasingly used for quality control in food industry and for the detection of environmental pollutants. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the recent research advancements in the field of electromagnetic biosensors covering the band from low frequencies to terahertz. Original research articles and reviews are encouraged.

The scope of this Special Issue include, but is not limited, to:

  • Wearable and implantable electromagnetic sensors
  • Antennas for in- and on-body sensors
  • RFID sensors
  • Wireless power transfer for autonomous sensors
  • Bio-inspired sensors
  • Electromagnetic characterization applied to biosensors
  • Biocompatibility of implantable devices
  • Nanomaterials for sensing purposes

Further details and the manuscript submission information are available at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/advanced_electromagnetic_biosensors#info

Guest Editors

Dr. Olga Zeni
Dr. Maxim Zhadobov
Dr. Stefania Romeo
Dr. Denys Nikolayev

Merger ballot results of eligible EBEA members

On the 16th of July at midnight, the merger ballot was closed.

67 of the 114 (58.8 %) eligible EBEA members (full members that paid their membership in 2017/2018) casted their vote.

Members had to answer 2 questions:

First question: Do you agree that EBEA and BEMS merge into a new society?

Second question: Whatever your answer to question 2, please indicate which option you would prefer should the majority vote be in favour of a merger

The results are as follow:

Eligible Voters %
Double members 76 49 64.47
Ebea members only 38 18 47.37
Tot Members 114 67 58.77

 

Merge No Merge No Pref Tot Merge* Tot No Merge* % Merge % no merge
Double members 43 5 1 44 6 89.80 12.24
Ebea members only 15 2 1 16 3 88.89 16.67
Tot Members 58 7 2 60 9 89.55 13.43
* no preference is added to both “merge” and “no merge”
OPT1 OPT2 No pref Tot Opt1* Tot Opt2* % Opt 1 % Opt 2
Double members 35 10 5 40 15 81.63 30.61
Ebea members only 8 7 3 11 10 61.11 55.56
Tot Members 43 17 8 51 25 76.12 37.31
* no preference is added to both “option 1” and “option 2”

By “agree to merge” it is meant the commitment of EBEA to set up a new Society to which both societies will be merged in due time, and to resolve all details of a merger such as name, location, statutes, finances etc.

It would culminate in a second and decisive ballot in both Societies on dissolution by merger into the new Society once these details have been resolved. The final ballot would need a two-third majority, according to the Statutes.

The EBEA council and the EBEA members of the merging committee will further discuss the position of EBEA and next steps. We will inform you on our further decisions.

With my best regards,

Luc Martens

EBEA President