The development of novel nano-biomaterials and composites with unique properties is one of the fundamental driving forces in design and development of biosensors and bioelectronics to enhance the wealth and well-being of the society. The past twenty years of biosensors research has a significant impact in science and technology. The emerging field of bioelectronics makes use of biology in conjunction with electronics in a wider context. Bioelectronics embodies the exploitation of biological or biologically inspired molecules as an integral part of an electronic device and the biosensors are the analytical embodiment of this art. The integration of electronics and development of packaging technologies make it possible to manufacture sensors and electronics on a silicon chip no bigger than a pin head. A key aspect is the interface between biological materials and micro- and nanoelectronics.The book divided in 18 chapters covers:
D.D. Reddy :- D. Dharaneeswara Reddy is Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati. He was awarded M.Sc., in 2000 with Biotechnology specialization from S.V. University, Tirupati and completed M.Tech in Biotechnology in 2008 from J.N.T.H. University, Hyderabad respectively. He worked as Production Manager in AG Bioteck Laboratories (I) Ltd., Hyderabad during 2000-03. He joined as Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Alfa College of Engineering & Technology during 2004-06. Later he joined as Scientist and manager in Biotechnology Center, Hyderabad during 2006-08. He has around 5 years of industry and 7 years of teaching and research experience. He worked as a guest faculty to M.Sc., Microbiology course from 2004 – 2006 at Sree Ramakrishna Degree College, Andhra Pradesh. He also served as the subject expert, BOS of the Biotechnology Department at Sri Ramakrishna Degree College during 2004-2006. He guided 7 students for M.Tech in Biotechnology and many students for B.Tech, M.Sc and B.Sc in Biotechnology. He is a life member and fellow in Society for Applied Biotechnology; Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering and membership in Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). D.M. Rao :- D. Muralidhara Rao is Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur, A.P, India and Co-ordinator for B.Tech Biotechnology programme of SKU college of Engg. & Technology. Dr. Rao is member Board of Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. He has obtained M.Sc from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, (1994), M. Phil. (1999) and Ph.D degrees (2001) from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur and has worked as Senior Research Fellow in Department of Science and Technology Government of India funded project for a period of two years. Dr.Rao qualified National Eligibility Test Conducted by UGC. Dr. Rao has published one book and fifty research articles both in Indian and Foreign journals. He is also recipient of Young Scientist award at International level. Dr. Rao is also Editorial Board member and reviewer for several National and International Journals. Dr. Rao honored with visiting Scientist award by Jawaharlal Nehru center for advanced scientific research, Bangalore. Dr. Rao is Fellow of Society of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and Life member of BRSI. Dr. Rao guided many M.Tech, B.Tech and M.Sc., biotechnology candidates for their project work. His current areas of interest are Bioprocess technology and DNA finger printing. At present is handling two Major research project funded by UGC and CSIR. Dr. Rao is Editorial Board member in Journal of Phytopharmacotheraphy and Natural products, International Research Journal of plant Sciences, and Science Advisory Board, United Kingdom.D.V.R.S. Gopal :- D.V.R. Sai Gopal is Professor and Chairman, BOS in Virology and Microbiology, Head of the department of Virology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He was awarded M.Sc., in 1982 with Virology specialization and obtained his Ph.D., in Virology in the year 1987. He worked as Scientist at Spices Board (Govt. of India) and later as faculty member in the Department of Virology in 1989. He visited IRRI, Phillipines and USA as an invited fellow. He has 22 years of teaching and 27 years of research experience. He has published more than 75 research papers, 6 review articles and 6 books. He has guided 5 students for Ph.D., in Virology. He worked as a guest faculty to M.Sc., Nanomaterial Science course and taught Nanobiotechnology from 2006 – 2010 at SVU Physics department. He is reviewer for Elesiver publication journals, editorial board member to International Journal of Virology, reviewer for international biotechnology, microbiology journals. He is a life member in Indian Virological Society; Indian Science Congress Association and Indian Phytopathology Society. K.S. Sastry :- K.S. Sastry is Professor and Head of Biotechnology, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, A. Rangampet, Chittor (Dist), Andhra Pradesh, India. He has more than 40 years of experience both in research and teaching field. Prof. K.S. Sastry has 80 research publications both in national and international journals and has guided a number of M.Sc and Ph.D students. O.M. Hussain :- O.M. Hussain, is Professor of Physics and Co-ordinator for M.Sc., Nanomaterials and technologies course at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He completed M.Sc. in 1984 and Ph.D. in 1990 from, S.V. University, Tirupati. He worked as Post Doctoral Fellow in the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France during 1991-92. He joined as faculty member in the Department of Physics in 1992 and has 20 years of teaching and research experience. He has published more than 100 research articles in journals of international repute and presented more than 50 papers in conferences. He has successfully guided seven Ph.D. Students and 6 M.Phil students. He has made significant contributions in the growth and characterization of nanocrystalline and polycrystalline metal oxide thin films for their effective utilization in the fields of micro-electronics, opto-electronics and electrochemical micro-devices.