Fabiana Arduini

University of Rome, Italy


Paper-based electrochemical devices for smart detection of chemical and biological warfare agents

The rapid and on-site detection of chemical and warfare agents using miniaturized and easy-to-use devices is a paramount issue in the defense field. The electrochemical printed (bio)sensors have all features to answer this issue being miniaturized, robust, and requiring unskilled personnel for analysis. Recently paper has been exploited as a multifunctional material in the electrochemical biosensing field, by combining different kinds of paper with different electrochemical cell configurations. This ongoing research activity has been carried out in several fields, including security ones.

In this keynote, I will present the results carried out in the development of paper-based devices for chemical and biological warfare agents including the application for smart detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva.



Fabiana Arduini is an Associated Professor at the Department of Chemical Science and Technologies of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, CEO of start-up SENSE4MED, DG at ISO9001 Certified Laboratory LabCap of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Editor of Green Analytical Chemistry Journal, Elsevier, Associated Editor of Microchemical Journal, Elsevier, Specialty Chief Editor Micro- and Nano- Sensors, Frontiers in Sensors, and Coordinator of Italian Sensor Group, Italian Chemical Society 2019-2021.

Her research activity deals with the development of miniaturized electrochemical devices mainly using screen-printed electrodes modified with nanomaterials and paper-based analytical tools applied in environmental, biomedical, and defense sectors, with over 120 articles published in peer-review journals, H index 46, Scopus source, > 5 patents, coordinators of several national/international projects. Her name is present in PLoS Biology which listed the top 2% most cited researchers in the world.


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