Determining the radio frequency exposure threshold for cell permeability

Funded byNHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (Ongoing) from (2018 to 2023)

The focus of this project is on understanding the potential impacts of high frequency electromagnetic field on the body and different cell types, which is particularly relevant to the latest developments in telecommunications, such as 5G technologies. An important feature of these higher radio frequencies is that they result in more superficial deposition of energy in tissue, a feature that has received very little attention in the scientific literature.

Design and characterisation of mechano-fungicidal surfaces

Funded byARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub via other University Grant 2019 from (2016 to 2020)

This project aims to develop a commercialisable coating with antifungal properties for BlueScope Steel Inc. We also aim to provide a guidance in the selection and implementation of topographically modified surfaces that present long term prevention to the fungal growth to BlueScope roofing products.

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM)

This centre targets the training of early career researchers in an industrial context. The proposed area of surface engineering for advanced materials is a core need in all manufacturing sectors that controls the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of Australian industry. This centre also desires to be the nexus for an international collaborative network. The Centre pursues ambitious outcomes that are reflected in terms of industry-fit researchers and commercial benefits for industry. Our project aspires to be the model centre that integrates industry-university cooperation for applied training within an industrial setting.  The spectrum of applications addressed ranges from thin films to thick coatings and additive layered materials.

Nanostructures for mechanical rupture of viral particles

Start 2020 - jointly with Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragogna, Spain), University of Cambridge (UK), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Roma), RMIT Australia, SUT Australia and Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros and Instituto de Química Orgánica of CSIC (Spain).


Nanostructured Materials for Innovative Solutions for Human ‘Kaiteki’ Comfort

Funded by: Kaiteki Institute Inc.


Optimization of Surface Properties of additive components using an additive/subtractive machine

(Project 6) (administered by Swinburne Uni)

Funded byARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre via other University Grant 2019 from (2019 to 2024)


Additive metal manufacturing for aerospace applications high speed laser deposition of thin metal coatings

(Project 7) (administered by Swinburne Uni)

Funded byARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre via other University Grant 2019 from (2019 to 2024)


Developing Magneto-Responsive Liquid Metal Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms to combat infections

Funded byCASS Foundation - grant from (2019 to 2020)

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