|APPLICATION OF NANOWIRE GAS SENSOR DEVICE S3 IN THE LIFE SCIENCE FIELD
The goal of this PhD thesis is the setting up of a new method based on the cooperation of metal oxide Nanowire sensor device (S3), Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) with solid phase micro extraction (SPME) and classical microbiological-analytical techniques, for the analysis in the life science field. The use of semiconductor metal oxides with nanowire structure have a performance advantage, primarily sensitivity and stability over time as well as reduced production costs. S3 is a fully portable instrument, with a high degree of energy autonomy and with the possibility to realize on-site tests and transmit the data acquired directly by the data processing station (via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth ) user friendly, fast and economic. S3 have been created in the Sensor lab in collaboration with the University of Brescia, CNR –INO and the spin-off Gas Sensor System.
Estefanía Núñez Carmona was born on 7th July 1987 in Spain. She earned her degree in Biology from University of Seville in 2012, currently is a Ph.D Student at the University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering. She is already in possess of a Ph.D in Food Science, Technology and Biotechnology from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia earned on March 2016 and entitled “Application of Nanowire gas sensor device for the quality control process in the food chain”. She is also a Research associate at the CNR-INO Sensor Lab for the development of novel application of sensors devices in Life Science field. Her research interest are: food safety, food microbiology, environmental monitoring and metal oxide nanowires gas sensors. Her research focuses on the application of metal oxide nanowires sensor device to the quality control process along the food chain.
Curriculum: Physical Sciences for Engineering