We are pleased to announce that our next keynote speaker will be Professor Rodrigo A. A. Muñoz from the Institute of Chemistry – Federal University of Uberlândia in Brazil.
In his presentation Professor will show recent advances in the development of electrochemical sensors fabricated by 3D printing technology. Special attention will be given to the use of fused deposition modelling (FDM), which is considered the most affordable 3D printing technique for the fabrication of electrodes using commercially-available conductive filaments made of polylactic acid (PLA) and graphene or carbon black as conducting agents.1 Different designs of the 3D printed electrodes will be presented, highlighting their applications for the detection of molecules of target species of a wide range of interests, from biological to forensic applications. Examples of fully 3D-printed electrochemical devices will be presented, suggesting new possibilities of investigation using 3D printing technology.
1. R.M. Cardoso, C. Kalinke, R.G. Rocha, P.L. dos Santos, D.P. Rocha, P.R. Oliveira, B.C. Janegitz, J.A. Bonacin, E.M. Richter, R.A.A. Munoz, Additive-manufactured (3D-printed) electrochemical sensors: A critical review, Anal. Chim. Acta 1118 (2020) 73–91. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2020.03.028.