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Electrochemical Biofuel Cells - From Principles to Energy-Conversion and Bioelectronic Applications

Itthipon Jeerapan

Prince of Songkla University

Dr. Jeerapan is a member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He received his Ph. D. and M. S. in NanoEngineering from the University of California San Diego, USA. Dr. Jeerapan is also the gran winner to study at Linkoping University, Sweden.

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Enzymes Fuel Cells Microorganism Electrochemistry Biosensors Bioelectrochemistry Wearable Devices Implantable Devices Anode Cathode Membrane Biocompatibility

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A biofuel cell is an electrochemical device, harvesting electricity from chemicals and biochemicals such as glucose and other biomolecules, available in biosystems or even wastes. The development of fabrication systems and advanced materials, such as electrocatalysts, functionalized electrodes, and membranes, is a key to maximize energy-conversion performances. Moreover, many considerations should be kept in mind when applying biofuel cells for applications. This book aims to include a comprehensive collection of chapters, describing the fundamental knowledge, applications, and further perspectives of electrochemical biofuel cell technology.

This book aims also to discuss current debates in scientific communities pertaining to the fundamentals of BFC-based energy devices, material developments, and obstacles in real applications. Highlights on advanced approaches, fabrications, and characterizations of electrochemical BFCs also aim to be collected. In addition to energy applications, examples of emerging applications are self-powered biosensors and bioelectronics.

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Itthipon Jeerapan

Prince of Songkla University

Itthipon Jeerapan is an academic faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He received his Ph. D. and M. S. in NanoEngineering from the University of California San Diego, USA in 2019 and 2016, and his B. S. in Chemistry (First Class Honor) from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2013. He has been awarded a fully-funded scholarship from the Royal Thai Government to study chemistry, science, and technology from bachelor to doctoral degrees. His background experiences range from analytical chemistry, electrochemical sensors, spectrophotometric sensors, chemically modified field-effect transistors, electrocatalysts, porous materials, advanced materials for sensors and energy applications. His current research focuses on bioelectronics, wearable electrochemical sensors, and advanced materials for energy (such as biofuel cells and supercapacitors), environmental, medical, and electrochemical applications in various platforms, such as miniaturized, wearable, ingestible, and implantable devices. He is recognized as an invited reviewer for international journals, such as Nature Communications, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Sensors, Energies, Electronics, and many more. He joined international journals as an invited editor and editorial board member. He is also a member of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He has authored a book chapter and more than 25 publications (citations over 1,300, H-Index = 14).

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