After reading the background on Electrochemical and Biochemical Sensors, you and your group now know the basics of an electrochemical sensor/biosensor. Your next job as a group is to become creative and design a sensor of your choice. Maybe something you see a need for? Or perhaps to improve an existing one?
In this design process, there are a couple of criteria you will have to follow:
- The sensor has to have the main components present
- Analyte (sample) of interest
- Electrode and what materials would you use.
- Propose the Reaction that is happening at the electrode/ what is the chemistry?
- Why do we need this sensor? What is the real-life problem you are trying to solve with it?
- What would be the market for this type of sensor?
- A visual model of this sensor. This could be any of the following:
- A Physical model of the sensor (build it)
- Design and 3D print the sensor
- A realistic 3D drawing/painting/sketch of the sensor
You might also think about catalysts, membranes, receptors to make it specific, etc.
You can divide your group up to make it most efficient.
As an example have a few people on each part of the assignment:
On presentation day in class, you/groups will present the sensor in a 3 minute pitch. Each group/person will be evaluated by the class on content, chemistry, applications, market evaluation, and overall design. Instructor and peer-evaluations will be used in assigning overall points for the project.