Dr Asma Khalid studies bright nanoparticles that offer a unique approach for diagnostic imaging, drug release and monitoring treatment outcomes in cancer and tumour cells.
optics, nanotechnology, fluorescent nanomaterials, bioimaging, biodegradable polymers
Dr Khalid’s research connects diverse study areas of optics, materials science, engineering and biology. Her work engages with industry and the health sector and has applications in pharmaceutics, biophotonics and technological biomaterials.
Her PhD thesis from Melbourne University investigated the optical emission characteristics of fluorescent nanoparticles when coated with polymeric (film/sphere) structures.
Dr Khalid’s research interests involve fabrication of hybrid nanostructures towards real life applications. Her work has been published in leading journals and achieved significant coverage. Her "Synthesis and Characterization of Biocompatible Nanodiamond-Silk Hybrid Material" was published in Biomedical Optics Express and attracted international attention.
Dr Khalid was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in 2017 and will be based at the School of Science.