FRIDAY 25th July, 1-2pm, SILC Building
Nanoengineered materials and properties for emerging applications
Prof Dusan Losic
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 5005, SA, Australia
Self-assembly or self-ordering is bio-inspired and an elegant synthetic route for the spontaneous generation structures at molecular and nanoscale that is broadly explored for synthesis of functional nanomaterials. Our group is exploring on unique electrochemistry based self-ordering process which associated with other technologies is used for large scale engineering of new nanomaterials with complex morphologies and exciting properties. In this talk, research on synthesis of nanopore and nanotube structures with controllable dimensions, geometries and unique properties (optical, transport and electrochemical) will be presented. The progress on their applications for molecular separations, optical and electrochemical biosensors and drug-releasing implants will be discussed. A brief overview of other research themes from the group will be also presented.
Prof Dusan Losic, Australian Future Fellowship, working as an Research Professor at School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide. He finished PhD in 2003 at Flinders University, School of Chemical and Physical Science, followed by one year postdoctoral position at Monash University and 3 years at Flinders University. In 2007 he was awarded by Australian Research Council with 5 year Research Fellowship (ARF) when he started his independent research career at Ian Wark Research Institute at University of South Australia. In January 2012 after receiving ARC Future Fellowship, he moved to the University of Adelaide, where currently he is leading Nano Research group of 25 members. His group is working in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology encompassing several disciplines such as chemistry, material science, engineering, biology and medicine. Research focuses on applying nanotechnology and engineered nanomaterials for addressing fundamental (self-assembly, nanofluidics), health (drug delivery, biomedical diagnostics), environmental (water purification, soil remediation) and agriculture problems (nutrients delivery, pests control).
MONTHLY CNST MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE SILC BUILDING ON THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 1pm to 2pm
All are welcome to attend!