Fabrication of nanostructures and their surface patterning with chemicals and bio-chemicals in the nanometer length has a fundamental importance in nanotech and nanobiotechnology.
The fabrication of nanoporous / nanoparticulate composites and their applications via surface patterning with chemicals and bio-chemicals has a direct impact for the applications in chemistry and biosciences. Surface patterning on particles in suspension can be a complex process due to the aggregation of the particles and their Brownian motion in the suspension. This group is interested on the formation of patterned surfaces and their modification with chemical / biochemical functionalities for highly specific and targeted applications such as bio-sensor, food technology, nanomedicine, magnetic bio-separation, green/ environmental chemistry and industrial catalysis.
Recent Conference presentations:
This is a selection of recent publications. Further information about group members publications can be accessed via the staff profiles in the members section, which link to the institutional repository.
D. Rother, T. Sen, D. East, I. J. Bruce “Silicon, silica and its surface patterning with alkoxysilanes for nanomedical applications” Nanomedicine 6, 281 (2011).
Sen T. and Bruce I. J., “A generalized approach for the surface engineering of nanoparticles in suspension for highly efficient hybrid capture of bio-molecules” NSTI-Nanotech 2010, www.nsti.org., ISBN 978-1-4398-3401-5,.1 (2010) 596, CRC press, Taylor & Francis group.
Staff from across the University form the Institute, bringing together a wealth of experience. Staff with a particular interest in surface patterning are:
Multifunctional Nanocomposites for the Separation of Pollutants from Industrial Municipal Sewage Water – joint project with Fudan University, Shanghai China.
Immobilisation of biomolecules on magnetisable solid supports for applications in bio-catalysis and bio-sensors – joint project with Q-bioanalytic Germany.
Host-guest chemistry inside the hierarchically ordered porous vanado-silicate.
Transition metal containing hierarchically ordered porous materials for oxidation catalysis
Field and frequency dependent bio-catalysis and drug delivery.
Core-shell biocompatible superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for drug delivery.