Liquid metals (LMs) are group of low melting point metals and alloys combining metallic and liquid properties. In essences, they are electronic liquid with perplexing interfacial chemistry and physics. The characteristics of LMs such as softness, electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as their unique interfacial chemistry has eclipsed various research disciplines.  These features make them promising materials for driving chemical reactions on their surfaces for designing nanoarchitectonic systems and also their bulk for developing a variety of physical units, specifically those that can be used for sensing and in bio applications. LMs interactions with live cells are unique. Utilisation of LMs as responsive interfaces, enabling sensing in a flexible and versatile manner. Additionally, responsiveness to various stimuli and easy-to-functionalize interface of LMs make them ideal candidates for many sensing applications. The talk provides an overview on the synthesis and applications of LMs based materials in a variety of bio applications and also sensing approaches including different physical and chemical systems. The unique features of LMs, which makes them promising materials in each category of sensors and a variety of bio systems, will be discussed in followed by relevant case studies.



Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is a professor of Chemical Engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He is one of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellows of 2018. Prof. Kalantar-Zadeh is involved in research in the fields of materials sciences, electronics, and transducers. He has co-authored of ~500 scientific papers and books and is also a member of the editorial boards of journals including ACS Sensors, ACS Applied Nano Materials, Advanced Materials Technologies, Nanoscale and ACS Nano.  He has received many international awards including the 2017 IEEE Sensor Council Achievement, 2018 ACS Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship awards and 2020 Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK. His name has also appeared in the Clarivate Analytics most highly cited list since 2018.

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