Our research encompasses all aspects of advanced electronics and sensing systems.
Since 2010, our research has received a number of valuable Australian Research Council (ARC) grants including five Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) and Australian Postdoctoral (APD) Fellowship, six ARC Discovery projects and several more linkage project grants.
Other grants include ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF), AusAid and DEST (formerly Department of Education, Science and Training) grants.
We have also been awarded a large consortium grant from the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).
Our research has introduced novel systems that have been implemented world-wide by other researchers and industrial entities. Our achievements include:
- Controllable super hydrophobic nanostructured substrates
- Field effect transistors based on two dimensional metal oxides (2013)
- Graphene oxide-based gas sensors (2008)
- Human gas capsules (2015)
- Microfluidic systems for dynamic control of spacing between nanoparticles (2012)
- Procedure for chemical vapour deposition of two dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (2011)
- Solar cells based on WO3 (2010)
- Two dimensional systems for assessing cell viability (2014)
Our expertise covers an array of technologies, including
- Antibacterial nano materials
- Biological synthesis of nano materials
- Cytotoxicity evaluation
- Electronic devices
- Ionic liquid mediated synthesis
- Liquid metals and electrophoresis
- Microfluidics (Raman system integrated)
- Piezo resistive generators
- Plasmatic units
- Sensors (bio and gas sensors)
- Solar cells
- Tera hertz systems
- Thermo power wave complexes and functional materials (metal oxide nanostructures, conductive polymers and two dimensional materials)
In addition to access to RMIT’s MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF), and the RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (RMMF), our centre maintains specialist equipment for IV and capacitive curve tracing, electrochemical characteristics, gas flow systems and specialist optical and Raman micro-spectroscopy units.