Advanced electrochemical sensors based on the functional carbon materials


There is a growing need for fast, robust and reliable methods for the selective determination of organic compounds in various matrices of importance for human health and well-being. Searching through the recent scientific literature revealed the ever-increasing trend of a number of papers published annually on different topics related to electrochemical sensors [1]. As the electrochemical techniques are well established and easy to use, the scientific interest is focused on emerging applications such as non-invasive point-of-care (POC) devices and disposable wearable sensors.

There is a plethora of different concepts on how to approach the sensor design which often includes tailoring of the surfaces by functional molecules of various physico-chemical properties, size and compositions. The versatility of approaches for the sensor design offers practically unlimited possibilities for the researchers and analytical chemists to direct the development of the sensors toward more accurate and non-disposable devices useful in essential fields of interest such as human health and environmental protection.  

This special issue of the Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering aims to give an overview of the state-of-the-art technologies for the implementation of different forms of carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene derivatives, carbon nano-dots, active carbon, screen-printed carbon electrode and others to design novel electrochemical sensors. Both, sensing elements made from carbon and using carbon as a part of the multi-component or hybrid electrode mixture, useful for medical analyses, food safety, soil quality, drug detection, environmental monitoring and similar purposes, would be considered for publication.

The guest-editor of the special issue is Professor Hadi Beitollahi, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran. The special issue is planned for January 2022 and the submission deadline is November 15, 2021. During submission of articles for this thematic issue please select "Advanced electrochemical sensors" under the Section field.


  1. Bobacka, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 24 (2020) 2039–2040.