This book entails detailed information on the utilization of nanobiosensor as an effective technology for the effective detection, monitoring, and management of environmental contaminations to ensure its sustainability and humanity's well-being. The higher level of anthropogenic action has been identified as a threat to humankind's existence due to the higher level of xenobiotic and toxic substances that could interrupt the normal ecosystem. This has prompted numerous agencies both locally and internationally that could play a significant role in environmental pollution mitigation. The application of nanobiosensor has been identified as a sustainable technique that could be applied to ensure proper detection and identification of several environmental contaminants. Nanomaterial¿s possible applications created an innovative domain called nanomaterials based biosensors machinery as one of nanotechnology's ultimate sub-divisions. The application of nanomaterials based biosensors machinery and their advancements could be applied globally to resolve numerous environmental sectors' challenges to guarantee the environment's quality and safety.The book will be an excellent collection of reviews based on contemporary research and developments on nanomaterials utilization and applications in environmental monitoring along with their prospects. The book will attempt to give a comprehensive idea of nanomaterial concepts for nanobiosensors applications in an environmental context to help students, researchers, and professionals/practitioners recognize nanomaterials' significance in the environmental domain. The book will also help understand and address the environmental sectors' complications via nanomaterials' utilization and applications. Hence, this book will serve as a textbook and will help students, professionals/practitioners, scientists, researchers, and academicians in various research domains.
Ravindra Pratap Singh
Dr. Singh did his BSc from Allahabad University, India and his MSc and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, India. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India. He has previously worked as a scientist at various esteemed laboratories globally, namely Sogang University, IGR Paris, etc. His work and research interests include biochemistry, biosensors, nanobiotechnology, electrochemistry, material sciences, and biosensors applications in biomedical, environmental, agricultural, and forensics. He has to his credit several reputed national and international honors/awards. Dr. Singh has authored over 55 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, more than 30 book chapters of international repute, and has edited 7 books. He is a reviewer of many reputed international journals and a member of many international societies. He is currently also involved in editing various books, which will be published in internationally reputed publication houses, namely IOP Publishing, CRC Press, Elsevier, and Springer Nature. Moreover, he is a book series editor of "Emerging advances in Bionanotechnology," CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. He is also actively involved in guest-editing special issues (SI) for reputed international journals, and one of the latest edited SI by Dr. Singh is "Smart and Intelligent Nanobiosensors: Multidimensional applications" for Materials Letters, Elsevier.
Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor
Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor is a Lecturer/Researcher and the present acting Head of the Department of Physics at Edo State University, Uzairue, Nigeria and a Research Fellow at the WASCAL Competence Center, Burkina Faso, a Climate Institute sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany. He is a prospective postdoctoral fellow of the World Academy of Sciences-COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan (TWAS-CUI). He completed his B.Sc. degree in Applied Physics/Geophysics from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. He had his M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. in Physics Electronics from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, under the supervision of Prof. S.O. Azi, with support from Dr. Seyni Salack of the WASCAL, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Prof. Augusto José Pereira Filho of the Institute of Atmospheric Science, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. He is a member of several learned academic organizations such as the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), the Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP), etc. His research interests are in Applied Physics, Climate Physics, Environmental Physics, Telecommunication Physics, and Material Science. He serves as editor and reviewer for several reputable journals and publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, IEEE, Taylor & Francis, Frontiers, Hindawi, etc. He has authored and co-authored several publications with these reputable journals and publishers. He is presently ranked among the top 500 authors in Nigeria by Scopus scholarly output.
Dr. Jay is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, since 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree in Polymer Science from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology in 2010 and did MSc and BSc from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He had a postdoctoral fellow at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, Chonbuk National University, South Korea and Delhi Technological University, Delhi. Dr. Jay has received many prestigious fellowships like CSIR (RA), DST- Young scientist fellowship, DST-INSPIRE faculty award etc. He is actively engaged in the development of nanomaterials (CeO2, NiO, rare-earth metal oxide, Ni, Nife2O4, Cu2O, Graphene, RGO etc.), based nanobiocomposite, conducting polymer and self-assembled monolayers based clinically important biosensors for estimation of bioanalaytes such as cholesterol, xanthine, glucose, pathogens and pesticides/toxins using DNA and antibodies. Dr. Jay has published more than 80 international research papers with total citations more than 3200 and an h-index being 33. He has completed/running various research projects in different funding agencies. He has many edited/authored books (under pipeline) and has authored more than 10 book chapters of internationally reputed press for publications, namely Elsevier, Springer Nature, IOP, Wiley, and CRC. He is actively engaged in fabricating metal oxide-based biosensors for clinical diagnosis, food packaging applications, drug delivery, and tissue engineering applications. His research has contributed significantly toward the fundamental understanding of interfacial charge transfer processes and sensing aspects of metal nanoparticles.
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji
Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji is presently a faculty member at the Microbiology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Edo State University Uzairue (EDSU), Edo State, Nigeria, where he utilized the application of biological techniques and microbial bioprocesses for the actualization of sustainable development goals and agrarian revolution, through quality teaching, research, and community development. He was formally the Acting Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, the Head of department of Microbiology, Sub Dean for Faculty of Science and currently the Chairman Grant Committee and the Ag Dean for Faculty of Science, at EDSU. He is a Visiting Professor and the Executive Director for the Center of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan. He is presently an external examiner to many academic institutions around the globe including Department of Microbiology, University of Namibia. He has won several scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies like Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Italy, Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NPF) Netherlands, The Agency for International Development Cooperation; Israel, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK among many others. He has published many scientific journal articles and conference proceedings in refereed national and international journals with over 390 manuscripts. He was ranked among the top 500 prolific authors in Nigeria between 2019 till date by SciVal/SCOPUS. His research interests include Microbiology, Biotechnology, Post-harvest management, Food Science, Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology. He was recently appointed as the President and Chairman Governing Council of the Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network Society. He was recently appointed as the Director for International Affiliation and Training Centre for Environmental and Public Health, Research and Development, Zaria. He is presently a series editor with Taylor and Francis, USA editing several textbooks on Agricultural Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmafoods, and Environmental Sciences. He is an editorial board member of many international journals and serves as a reviewer to many double-blind peer review journals like Elsevier, Springer, Francis and Taylor, Wiley, PLOS One, Nature, American Chemistry Society, Bentham Science Publishers etc. He is a member of many scientific and professional including bodies like American Society for Microbiology, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, and Nigerian Society for Microbiology, and he is presently the General/Executive Secretary of Nigerian Young Academy. He has won a lot of international recognition and also acted as a keynote speaker delivering invited talk/ position paper at various Universities, research institutes and several centers of excellence which span across several continent of the globe. He has over the last fifteen years built strong working collaborations with reputable research groups in numerous and leading Universities across the globe. He is the convener for Recent Advances in Biotechnology, which is an annual international conference where renown Microbiologist and Biotechnologist come together to share their latest discoveries. He is the president and founder of the Nigerian Post-Harvest and Food Biotechnology Society.
Kshitij RB Singh
Mr. Singh is a Postgraduate in Biotechnology from Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Jay Singh, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, has edited six books, and has authored more than 20 book chapters published in the internationally reputed press, namely Elsevier, IOP Publishing, Springer Nature, Wiley, and CRC Press. He is currently also involved in editing books with international publishing houses, including CRC Press, IOP Publishing, Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer Nature. His research interests include biotechnology, biochemistry, nanotechnology, nanobiotechnology, biosensors, and materials sciences.