Electronic-Nose Article Wins 2013 Best Paper Award


Dr. Manuela Baietto using a type of electronic nose to detect and identify wood decay fungi in culture and in decayed wood samples. Photo by U.S. Forest Service.

Dan Wilson, a U.S Forest Service research plant pathologist with the Southern Research Station Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, just received notice that his 2009 review article “Applications and Advances in Electronic-Nose Technologies” has been awarded first prize for the Sensors Best Paper Award in 2013 in the review article category, among all papers published by the journal Sensors in 2009. Sensors, the leading international journal on the science and technology of sensors and biosensors, is published online monthly by MDPI.

Every year, the Sensors Best Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers published four years earlier that are related to sensing technologies and applications and meet the aims, scope and high standards of Sensors. This year, nominations were made by the section editor-in-chiefs of Sensors from among all papers published in 2009. Reviews and full research articles were considered separately.

The article, written by Wilson and co-author Manuela Baietto, won first prize in the review article category for 2013. The winning article summarizes research and applications of electronic-nose technologies, including instruments and methods designed to detect complex aromas or odors, developed for diverse industries over the past 30 years. International in scope, the article has been downloaded almost 14,000 times since it was published online June 29, 2009.

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