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Research interests

Nanotechnology has revolutionised scientific research, providing exciting possibilities for advanced development of bio-inspired sensing platforms. Access to novel biorecognition elements and tailored transducers enables the design of innovative sensing principles that are expected to provide a paradigm shift in the research of fit-for-purpose sensing tools.

After several years of broad international research experience in the fields of biosensors, nanotechnology, materials science, bioengineering and electrochemistry, my research over the last years has unveiled fundamental advances on synergies at the interface of nanostructured materials and biological processes that lay the foundation to build smart platforms based on principles found in nature.

One of my main research interests is focused on pushing the boundaries of the design, fabrication and uses of bio-inspired nanochannel platforms to allow sequential detection of target analytes required to solve intrincated research questions. This is a novel approach not attempted yet by other sensing platforms and thus will be used to tackle complex sensing issues which are expected to have a major impact on disease prevention and management, environmental control and food safety.


  • Biosensors
  • Materials Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Nanomaterials
  • Aptamers
  • Bacteriophages
  • Viruses
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Environmental control
  • Food Security
  • Illicit drugs testing

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2004 2018

Hyaluronic Acid-Modified Porous Silicon Films for the Electrochemical Sensing of Bacterial Hyaluronidase

Tücking, K. S., Vasani, R. B., Cavallaro, A. A., Voelcker, N. H., Schönherr, H. & Prieto-Simon, B., Oct 2018, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 39, 19, 7 p., 1800178.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Novel peptidylated surfaces for interference-free electrochemical detection of cardiac troponin I

Dhawan, S., Sadanandan, S., Haridas, V., Voelcker, N. H. & Prieto-Simón, B., 15 Jan 2018, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 99, p. 486-492 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Disperse-and-Collect Approach for the Type-Selective Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Porous Silicon Resonant Microcavities

Krismastuti, F. S. H., Dewi, M. R., Prieto-Simon, B., Nann, T. & Voelcker, N. H., 24 Feb 2017, In : ACS Sensors. 2, 2, p. 203-209 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrochemical fingerprints of brominated trihaloacetic acids (HAA3) mixtures in water

Cetó, X., Saint, C., Chow, C. W. K., Voelcker, N. H. & Prieto-Simón, B., 2017, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 247, p. 70-77 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bioelectronic tongues: new trends and applications in water and food analysis

Cetó, X., Voelcker, N. H. & Prieto-Simón, B., 15 May 2016, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 79, p. 608-626 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Consultancy

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (External organisation)

Beatriz Prieto-Simon (Member)

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy