Holst Centre/imec will be speaking at ISN Conference

Wout Knoben, Senior Researcher at Holst Centre/imec will be speaking about Novel electrochemical ethylene sensor for horticulture and logistics

E-reading en Tablet EventEthylene is a gaseous plant hormone and an indicator for the ripeness of various fruits and vegetables. Measuring the ethylene concentration is therefore a powerful method for monitoring and controlling the ripening process during growth, transport and storage. However, current ethylene detection equipment is bulky and expensive or lacking sensitivity and selectivity. At Holst Centre, a novel electrochemical ethylene sensor has been developed, in which a thin ionic liquid film is used as the electrolyte. This enables the development of a small, low power and low cost ethylene detection system.


About Wout Knoben
Wout Knoben obtained the MSc degree in Molecular Sciences from Wageningen University in 2002. In 2007, he obtained a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the same university, working on supramolecular polymers. He then moved to Holst Centre/imec, where he is a senior researcher in the Sensors & Energy Harvesters program. In this group, he has worked on surface modification methods for sensor applications using polymers, molecular monolayers and (nano)particles. Current research topics are electrochemical and GaN based gas sensors for different applications, such as monitoring of air and food quality and breath analysis.


About Holst Centre
Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs


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