Dr Wenrong Yang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow (Biotechnology/Chemistry)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

wenrong.yang@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72932

Research interests

1. Nano Bioelectronics
2. Electrochemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials
3.Chemistry of Self-Assembled Systems

Units taught

SLE155 - Chemistry for the Professional Sciences
SLE706 - Frontier Techniques in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

Expertise

My major scientific expertise have focused on molecular-level modification of surfaces to impart desired functionality to the surfaces for use in nanoscale bioelectronics and biosensors.

Research groups

Student supervision

I am fortunate to have an excellent group of PhD and Honours students past and present. The PhD programs are listed below.

Current PhD students

1.Motilal Mathesh Shanmugam

Opening lids: Modulation of Lipase Immobilization by Graphene Oxides

2.Kirsteen Rachael Smith

Investigation of novel carbon fibre synthesis and peptide interactions

3. Zhen Liu

Surface Chemistry of Graphene Oxides

4. Na Kong

Real-Time Electrochemical Monitoring Covalent Bond Formation in Solution via Nanoparticle-Electrode Collisions

5. TEJASWINI RAMA B RAMAKRISH

Effect of support hydrophobicity on the activity of lipase

6. Wang Yin

Smart engineering of RNA aptamers for enhanced targeted cancer therapy

7. Qiuyu Xia

Preparation and Stabilisation of Omega-3 Concentrates

8. Lifen Chen

Multiplexed Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassays

 Completed

1. Dr. SUSHMA KALMODIA

Funtionalized gold nanoparticles for retinoblastoma cancer diagnosis and therapy

2. Dr. Xiaowei Dong

Development of Hierarchical Porous NiO-YSZ with Improved Mechanical Properties

3. MAHESH VAKA

Synthesis and characterisation of graphene hybrid nanoarchitechures for potential sensing applications

Publications

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2017

Monolithically integrated CoP nanowire array: an on/off switch for effective on-demand hydrogen generation via hydrolysis of NaBH4 and NH3BH3

Dr Wenrong Yang

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 595-604, Nano research, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Graphene-oxide-based enzyme nanoarchitectonics for substrate channeling

Mr Motilal Mathesh Shanmugam, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 304-311, Chemistry - a European journal, London, Eng., C1

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2016

Preparation and adsorption of phosphorus by new heteropolyacid salt–lanthanum oxide composites

Wei Tan, Li Guizhen, Wang Tianli, Min Yang, Peng Jinhui, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang, Hongbin Wang

(2016), Vol. 57, pp. 7874-7880, Desalination and water treatment, London, Eng, C1

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A Pb2+-ion electrochemical biosensor based on single-stranded DNAzyme catalytic beacon

Yangli Zhang, Shixiu Xiao, Haizhen Li, Hongjun Liu, Pengfei Pang, Hongbin Wang, Zhan Wu, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 222, pp. 1083-1089, Sensors and actuators B: chemical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A novel graphene nanodots inlaid porous gold electrode for electrochemically controlled drug release

Jianmei Wang, Peng Yang, Mengmei Cao, Ms Na Kong, Dr Wenrong Yang, Shu Sun, You Meng, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 147, pp. 184-192, Talanta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Controllable graphene oxide mediated efficient electron transfer pathways across self-assembly monolayers: a new class of graphene based electrodes

Ms Na Kong, Mr Mahesh Vaka, Nguyen Dang Nam, Prof Colin Barrow, Jingquan Liu, Dr Xavier Conlan, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 210, pp. 539-547, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Self-assembled core-satellite gold nanoparticle networks for ultrasensitive detection of chiral molecules by recognition tunneling current

Dr Yuanchao Zhang, Jingquan Liu, Da Li, Xing Dai, Fuhua Yan, Dr Xavier Conlan, Prof Ruhong Zhou, Prof Colin Barrow, Asst/Prof Jin He, Xin M Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 5096-5103, ACS nano, Washington, D.C., C1

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Preparation and characterization of the hydrogen storage activated carbon from coffee shell by microwave irradiation and KOH activation

Li Guizhen, Jiaxiong Li, Wei Tan, Hai Jin, Huaixian Yang, Peng Jinhui, Prof Colin Barrow, Min Yang, Hongbin Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 113, pp. 386-390, International biodeterioration and biodegradation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Bio-conjugation of antioxidant peptide on surface-modified gold nanoparticles: a novel approach to enhance the radical scavenging property in cancer cell

Ms Sushma Kalmodia, Suryanarayanan Vandhana, B. R. Tejaswini Rama, Balasubramanyam Jayashree, T. Sreenivasan Seethalakshmi, Vetrivel Umashankar, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Subramanian Krishnakumar, Sailaja V. Elchuri

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 1-19, Cancer nanotechnology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Boron nitride nanosheets improve sensitivity and reusability of surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy

Mr Qiran Cai, Mr Srikanth Mateti, Dr Wenrong Yang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Shaoming Huang, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Luhua Li

(2016), Vol. 55, pp. 8405-8409, Angewandte chemie international edition, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Facile fabrication of supercapacitors with high rate capability using graphene/nickel foam electrode

J Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 209, pp. 85-94, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Determination of ascorbic acid by a gold–zinc Oxide Nanoparticle-Modified Glassy carbon electrode

Yanli Zhang, Hongjun Liu, Haizhen Li, Meng Chen, Pengfei Pang, Hongbin Wang, Zhan Wu, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 49, pp. 2207-2222, Analytical Lltters, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Electrochemical synthesis of fractal bimetallic Cu/Ag nanodendrites for efficient surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Dr Da Li, Jingquan Liu, Hongbin Wang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 52, pp. 10968-10971, Chemical communications, London, Eng., C1

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Cobalt carbonate hydroxide nanowire array on ti mesh: an efficient and robust 3D catalyst for on-demand hydrogen generation from alkaline naBH4 solution.

Liang Cui, Xuping Sun, Yuanhong Xu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 14831-14835, Chemistry: a European journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Opening lids: modulation of lipase immobilization by graphene oxides

Mr Motilal Mathesh Shanmugam, Binquan Luan, Dr Taiwo Akanbi, Jeffrey Weber, Jingquan Liu, Prof Colin Barrow, Prof Ruhong Zhou, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 4760-4768, ACS catalysis, Washington D.C., Wash., C1

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Promising biomass-derived activated carbon and gold nanoparticle nanocomposites as a novel electrode material for electrochemical detection of rutin

Pengfei Pang, Fuqing Yan, Meng Chen, Haiyan Li, Yanli Zhang, Hongbin Wang, Zhan Wu, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 90446-90454, RSC advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, London, Eng., C1

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One-step preparation of graphene nanosheets via ball milling of graphite and the application in lithium-ion batteries

Huihui Zhu, Yanlin Cao, Wenling Zhang, Yuanhong Xu, Jinxue Guo, Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 3675-3683, Journal of materials science, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Well-controlled preparation of evenly distributed nanoporous HOPG surface via diazonium salt assisted electrochemical etching process

Liang Cui, Yuanhong Xu, Bingping Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Zhongqian Song, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 102, pp. 419-425, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Graphene quantum dots and Nafion composite as an ultrasensitive electrochemical sensor for the detection of dopamine

Pengfei Pang, Fuqing Yan, Haizhen Li, Haiyan Li, Yanli Zhang, Hongbin Wang, Zhan Wu, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 4912-4918, Analytical methods: advancing methods and applications, London, Eng., C1

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On-site determination of Pb2+ and Cd2+ in seawater by double stripping voltammetry with bismuth-modified working electrodes

X Zhang, Y Zhang, D Ding, J Zhao, J. Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, K Qu

(2016), Vol. 126, pp. 280-286, Microchemical journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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One-step synthesis of graphene quantum dots from defective CVD graphene and their application in IGZO UV thin film phototransistor

Huihui Zhu, Ao Liu, Fukai Shan, Dr Wenrong Yang, Wenling Zhang, Dr Da Li, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 100, pp. 201-207, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Self-assembly of ultrathin gold nanowires and single walled carbon nanotubes as a highly sensitive substrate for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Dr Yuanchao Zhang, Jingquan Liu, Dr Da Li, Fuhua Yan, Xin Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 7286-7289, New journal of chemistry, London, Eng., C1

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CoP2 nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide sheets as a super-efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for full water splitting

Jianmei Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 4686-4690, Journal of materials chemistry a, London, Eng., C1

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Hg2+ -selective fluorescent probe based on rhodamine 6G and its application in aqueous media

Lizhu Zhang, Wei Tan, Li Guizhen, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang, Hongbin Wang

(2016), Vol. 57, pp. 29434-29438, Desalination and water treatment, London, Eng., C1

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Photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A by HMS/g-C3N4 composite

Lijun Luo, Wei Tang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang, Hongbin Wang, Fengzhi Jiang

(2016), Vol. 57, pp. 29509-29516, Desalination and water treatment, Abingdon, Eng, C1

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One-step synthesis of boron nitride quantum dots: simple chemistry meets delicate nanotechnology

Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 18899-18907, Chemistry - a European journal, London, Eng., C1

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Quantifying the tunable conjugated area of graphene oxide by using pyrene as a fluorescent probe

Mr Zhen Liu, J Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 18881-18886, Chemistry - a European journal, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Probing the tunable surface chemistry of graphene oxide

Mr Zhen Liu, Jingquan Liu, Da Li, Prof Paul Francis, Prof Neil Barnett, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 10969-10972, Chemical communications, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Real-time electrochemical monitoring of covalent bond formation in solution via nanoparticle-electrode collisions

Dr Da Li, Na Kong, Jingquan Liu, Hongbin Wang, Prof Colin Barrow, Shusheng Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 16349-16352, Chemical communications, London, Eng., C1

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Simple and signal-off electrochemical biosensor for mercury(II) based on thymine-mercury-thymine hybridization directly on graphene

Yanli Zhang, Jinling Xie, Yanpei Liu, Pengfei Pang, Lili Feng, Hongbin Wang, Wu Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 170, pp. 210-217, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A highly conductive porous graphene electrode prepared via in situ reduction of graphene oxide using Cu nanoparticles for the fabrication of high performance supercapacitors

J Zhang, Yuanhong Xu, Mr Zhen Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 54275-54282, RSC advances, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Novel reversible and switchable electrolytes based on magneto-rheology

Dr Jie Ding, Gangrou Peng, Kewei Shu, Caiyun Wang, Tongfei Tian, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dr Yuanchao Zhang, Prof Gordon George Wallace, Weihua Li

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-11, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

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Mechanical properties of graphene films enhanced by homo-telechelic functionalized polymer fillers via π-π Stacking interactions

J P Zhang, Yuanhong Xu, Liang Cui, Aiping Fu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Jingquan Liu

(2015), Vol. 71, pp. 1-8, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Tunnelling current recognition through core-satellite gold nanoparticles for ultrasensitive detection of copper ions

Alireza Dibaji Foroushani, Dr Yuanchao Zhang, Dr Da Li, Mr Motilal Mathesh Shanmugam, Hongbin Wang, Fuhua Yan, Prof Colin Barrow, Jim He, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 2921-2924, Chemical Communications, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Graphene/tri-block copolymer composites prepared via RAFT polymerizations for dual controlled drug delivery via pH stimulation and biodegradation

Zhongqian Song, Yuanhong Xu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Liang Cui, J P Zhang, Jigquan Liu

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 559-572, European polymer journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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One-pot facile synthesis of platinum nanoparticle decorated reduced graphene oxide composites and their application in electrochemical detection of rutin

Pengfei Pang, Haizhen Li, Yanpei Liu, Yanli Zhang, Lili Feng, Hongbin Wang, Wu Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 3581-3586, Analytical methods, London, Eng., C1

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An acetylcholinesterase inhibition biosensor based on a reduced graphene oxide/silver nanocluster/chitosan nanocomposite for detection of organophosphorus pesticides

Yanli Zhang, Hongjun Liu, Zhongming Yang, Shunlin Ji, Junfang Wang, Pengfei Pang, Lili Feng, Hongbin Wang, Wu Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 6213-6219, Analytical methods, London, Eng., C1

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Graphene quantum dots directly generated from graphite via magnetron sputtering and the application in thin-film transistors

Huihui Zhu, Ao Liu, Yuanhong Xu, Fukai Shan, Aihua Li, Jianmei Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Jingquan Liu

(2015), Vol. 88, pp. 225-232, Carbon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The study of adsorption mechanism of mixed pesticides prometryne-acetochlor in the soil-water system

Wei Tan, Li Guizhen, Bai Mei, Min Yang, Peng Jinhui, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang, Hongbin Wang

(2015), Vol. 102, pp. 281-285, International biodeterioration and biodegradation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Graphene nanodots-encaged porous gold electrode fabricated via ion beam sputtering deposition for electrochemical analysis of heavy metal ions

Huihui Zhu, Yuanhong Xu, Ao Liu, Na Kong, Fukai Shan, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Jingquan Liu

(2015), Vol. 206, pp. 592-600, Sensors and actuators, b: chemical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Graphene nanodots encaged 3-D gold substrate as enzyme loading platform for the fabrication of high performance biosensors

Jianmei Wang, Huihui Zhu, Yuanhong Xu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Ao Liu, Fukai Shan, Mengmei Cao, Jingquan Liu

(2015), Vol. 220, pp. 1186-1195, Sensors and actuators, b: chemical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Attenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared spectroscopy: an analytical technique to understand therapeutic responses at the molecular level

Ms Sushma Kalmodia, Sowmya Parameswaran, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Subramanian Krishnakumar

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-14, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

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A biomimetic sensor for the detection of lead in water.

Ms Wendy Chu, Dr Yuanchao Zhang, Dr Da Li, Prof Colin Barrow, Hongbin Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2015), Vol. 67, pp. 621-624, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, England, C1

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2014

Non-covalent surface modification of boron nitride nanotubes for enhanced catalysis

Mr RUNQING LI, Jingquan Liu, Dr Luhua Li, Hongbin Wang, Mr ZIQING WENG, Dr Simon Lam, A/Prof Aijun Du, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 50, pp. 225-227, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

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Analysis of residues of prometryne and acetochlor in soil-water system by solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

Wei Tan, Xiaoxu Hu, Min Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang, Hongbin Wang

(2014), Vol. 52, pp. 1177-1182, Desalination and Water Treatment, Abingdon, England, C1

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Ammonia nitrogen removal from aqueous solution using functionalized zeolite columns

Hongbin Wang, Hua Gai, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dr Da Li, Wei Tan, Min Yang, Prof Colin Barrow

(2014), Vol. 52, pp. 753-758, Desalination and Water Treatment, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Epithelial cell adhesion molecule aptamer functionalized PLGA-lecithin-curcumin-PEG nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells

Mr Lei Li, Mr Dongxi Xiang, Dr Sarah Shigdar, Dr Wenrong Yang, Qiong Li, Ms Jia Lin, Kexin Liu, Prof Wei Duan

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1083-1096, International journal of nanomedicine, Macclesfield, England, C1

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Protein electrochemistry using graphene-based nano-assembly: an ultrasensitive electrochemical detection of protein molecules via nanoparticle-electrode collisions

Dr Da Li, Jingquan Liu, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 50, pp. 8197-8200, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1

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RAFT controlled synthesis of graphene/polymer hydrogel with enhanced mechanical property for pH-controlled drug release

Jingquan Liu, Liang Cui, Na Kong, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 50, pp. 9-17, European polymer journal, London, England, C1

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New gold nanostructures for sensor applications: a review

Dr Yuanchao Zhang, Ms Wendy Chu, Alireza Dibaji Foroushani, Hongbin Wang, Dr Da Li, Jingquan Liu, Prof Colin Barrow, Xin Wang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 5169-5201, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Studies on the interaction between malanin and metal ions by fluorescence spectra methods

Yan Yuan, Dr Wei Zhang, Jian-hui Dai, Xiao-fang Liu, Hong-bin Wang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 3297-3300, Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi/Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, Beijing, China, C1

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Interleukin-10 inhibits bone resorption: a potential therapeutic strategy in periodontitis and other bone loss diseases

Qiang Zhang, Bin Chen, Fuhua Yan, Jianbin Guo, Xiaofeng Zhu, Shouzhi Ma, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 2014, pp. 1-6, BioMed research international, New York, NY, C1

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The influence of graphene on the electrical communication through organic layers on graphite and gold electrodes

Xidan Zong, Na Kong, Jingquan Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Mengmei Cao, Justin Gooding

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 84-92, Electroanalysis, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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Molecularly engineered graphene surfaces for sensing applications: A review.

Jingquan Liu, Zhen Liu, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2014), Vol. 859C, pp. 1-19, Analytica Chimica Acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2013

Surface functionalization of carbon nanomaterials by self-assembling hydrophobin proteins

Dr Wenrong Yang, Qin Ren, Ya-Na Wu, Vanessa K. Morris, Anthony A. Rey, A/Prof Filip Braet, Ann H. Kwan, Margaret Sunde

(2013), Vol. 99, pp. 84-94, Biopolymers, London, England, C1

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Graphene modified gold electrode via π-π stacking interaction for analysis of Cu2+ and Pb2+

Na Kong, Jingquan Liu, Qingshan Kong, Rui Wang, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2013), Vol. 178, pp. 426-433, Sensors and actuators B : chemical, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Preparation of graphene/polymer composites by direct exfoliation of graphite in functionalised block copolymer matrix

Zhen Liu, Jingquan Liu, Liang Cui, Rui Wang, Xiong Luo, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2013), Vol. 51, pp. 148-155, Carbon, Oxford, England, C1

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Facile synthesis of graphene oxide hybrids bridged by copper ions for increased conductivity

Mr Motilal Mathesh Shanmugam, Jingquan Liu, N.D. Nam, Dr Simon Lam, Dr Rongkun Zheng, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 3084-3090, Journal of materials chemistry C, Cambridge, England, C1

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Magnetotransport dependence on the field magnitude and direction in large area epitaxial graphene film on stretchable substrates

Peite Bao, Wenxian Li, Wai Kong Yeoh, Xiangyuan Cui, Jung Ho Kim, Yong-Mook Kang, Dr Wenrong Yang, Shi Xue Dou, Prof Simon Ringer, Dr Rongkun Zheng

(2013), Vol. 102, pp. 1-6, Applied physics letters, College Park, Md., C1

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Functionalised graphene : a novel platform for biosensors

Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow

(2013), pp. 339-355, Nanotechnology for water and wastewater treatment, London, England, B1

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Smart multifunctional fluids for lithium ion batteries : enhanced rate performance and intrinsic mechanical protection

Dr Jie Ding, Tongfei Tian, Qing Meng, Zaiping Guo, Weihua Li, Peng Zhang, Fabio T Ciacchi, Jewel Huang, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1-7, Scientific reports, London, England, C1

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Ball milling : a green mechanochemical approach for synthesis of nitrogen doped carbon nanoparticles

Mr Tan Xing, Dr Jaka Sunarso, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dr Yongbai Yin, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Dr Luhua Li, A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 7970-7976, Nanoscale, Cambridge, England, C1

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Self-assembly of core-satellite gold nanoparticles for colorimetric detection of copper ions

Mr ZIQING WENG, Hongbin Wang, Dr Pimm Vongsvivut, Mr RUNQING LI, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Asst/Prof Jin He, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Prof Colin Barrow, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2013), Vol. 803, pp. 128-134, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Synthesis and characterization of surface-enhanced Raman-scattered gold nanoparticles

Ms Sushma Kalmodia, Jaidev Harjwani, Miss Rajeswari Raguraman, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Sundara Ramaprabhu, Dr Subramanian Krishnakumar, Sailaja V. Elchuri

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 4327-4338, International journal of nanomedicine, Auckland, New Zealand, C1

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Graphene oxide decorated diatom silica particles as new nano-hybrids: Towards smart natural drug microcarriers

Tushar Kumeria, Manpreet Bariana, Tariq Altalhi, Mahaveer Kurkuri, Christopher Gibson, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dusan Losic

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 6302-6311, Journal of materials chemistry B, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

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2012

Self-assembly of functional, amphipathic amyloid monolayers by the fungal hydrophobin EAS

Ingrid Macindoe, Ann H. Kwan, Qin Ren, Vanessa K. Morris, Dr Wenrong Yang, Joel P. Mackay, Margaret Sunde

(2012), Vol. 109, pp. E804-E811, National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, Washington, D. C., C1

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A facile 'graft from' method to prepare molecular-level dispersed graphene-polymer composites

Liang Cui, Jingquan Liu, Rui Wang, Zhen Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2012), Vol. 50, pp. 4423-4432, Journal of polymer science, part A : polymer chemistry, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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Using molecular level modification to tune the conductivity of graphene papers

Jingquan Liu, Rui Wang, Liang Cui, Jianguo Tang, Zhen Liu, Qingshan Kong, Dr Wenrong Yang, J. Justin Gooding

(2012), Vol. 116, pp. 17939-17946, Journal of physical chemistry C, Washington, D.C., C1

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Azide photochemistry for facile modification of graphitic surfaces : preparation of DNA-coated carbon nanotubes for biosensing

Minoo J. Moghaddam, Dr Wenrong Yang, Barbara Bojarski, Thomas Gengenbach, Mei Gao, Hadi M. Zareie, Maxine J. McCall

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 1-12, Nanotechnology, Bristol, England, C1-1

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2011

Controllable corrugation of chemically converted graphene sheets in water and potential application for nanofiltration

Dr Ling Qiu, Xuehua Zhang, Dr Wenrong Yang, Yufei Wang, George P. Simon, Dan Li

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 5810-5812, Chemical communications, Cambridge, U. K., C1

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Graphene and related materials in electrochemical sensing

Kyle R. Ratinac, Dr Wenrong Yang, J. Justin Gooding, Pall Thordarson, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 803-826, Electroanalysis, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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Diatoms : self assembled silica nanostructures, and templates for bio/chemical sensors and biomimetic membranes

Dr Wenrong Yang, Pascal J. Lopez, Gary Rosengarten

(2011), Vol. 136, pp. 42-53, Analyst, Cambridge, U. K., C1-1

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Self-assembly of gold nanowires along carbon nanotubes for ultrahigh-aspect-ratio hybrids

Dr Wenrong Yang, Liangti Qu, Dr Rongkun Zheng, Zongwen Liu, Kyle R. Ratinac, Dr Luming Shen, Dingshan Yu, Lin Yang, Prof Colin Barrow, Prof Simon Ringer, Prof Liming Dai, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 2760-2765, Chemistry of materials, Washington, D.C., C1

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A nanoscale SQUID operating at high magnetic fields

Dr Simon Lam, John R. Clem, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 1-5, Nanotechnology, Bristol, Endland, C1-1

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2010

Synthesis, characterization, and multilayer assembly of pH sensitive graphene−polymer nanocomposites

Jingquan Liu, Lei Tao, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dan Li, Cyrille Boyer, Richard Wuhrer, A/Prof Filip Braet, Thomas P. Davis

(2010), Vol. 26, pp. 10068-10075, Langmuir, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Carbon nanomaterials in biosensors : should you use nanotubes or graphene?

Dr Wenrong Yang, Kyle R. Ratinac, Prof Simon Ringer, Pall Thordarson, J. Justin Gooding, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2010), Vol. 49, pp. 2114-2138, Angewandte chemie, Malden, Mass., C1-1

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Direct synthesis and strong cathodoluminescence of Al2O3 nanotubes

Chunlei Li, Yuwen Jiang, Shaoguang Yang, Dr Rongkun Zheng, Dr Wenrong Yang, Zongwen Liu, Prof Simon Ringer

(2010), Vol. 120, pp. 240-243, Materials chemistry and physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Dispersing carbon nanotubes with graphene oxide in water and synergistic effects between graphene derivatives

Dr Ling Qiu, Xiaowei Yang, Xinglong Gou, Dr Wenrong Yang, Zi-Feng Ma, Prof Gordon George Wallace, Dan Li

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 10653-10658, Chemistry - a European journal, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

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Thermosensitive graphene nanocomposites formed using pyrene-terminal polymers made by RAFT polymerization

Jingquan Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Lei Tao, Dan Li, Cyrille Boyer, Thomas P. Davis

(2010), Vol. 48, pp. 425-433, Journal of polymer science part A : polymer chemistry, Malden, Mass., C1-1

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Toward ubiquitous environmental gas sensors—capitalizing on the promise of graphene

Kyle R. Ratinac, Dr Wenrong Yang, Prof Simon Ringer, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2010), Vol. 44, pp. 1167-1176, Environmental science and technology, Washington, DC, C1-1

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Synthesis and growth of hematite nanodiscs through a facile hydrothermal approach

X. C. Jiang, A. B. Yu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Y. Ding, C. X. Xu, S. Lam

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 877-893, Journal of nanoparticle research, Dordrecht , The Netherlands, C1-1

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Atom probe microscopy of self-assembled monolayers : preliminary results

Baptiste Gault, Dr Wenrong Yang, Kyle R. Ratinac, Dr Rongkun Zheng, A/Prof Filip Braet, Prof Simon Ringer

(2010), Vol. 26, pp. 5291-5294, Langmuir, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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2009

pH-detachable polymer brushes formed using titanium−diol coordination chemistry and living radical polymerization (RAFT)

Jingquan Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Hadi M. Zareie, J. Justin Gooding, Thomas P. Davis

(2009), Vol. 42, pp. 2931-2939, Macromolecules, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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In vitro studies of cells grown on the superconductor PrOxFeAs

Shaoguang Yang, Yuxuan Xie, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dr Rongkun Zheng, Frankie Stevens, Emine Korkmaz, Anthony S. Weiss, Prof Simon Ringer, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2009), Vol. 40, pp. 476-479, Micron, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Acetylene plasma polymerized surfaces for covalent immobilization of dense bioactive protein monolayers

Dr Yongbai Yin, Marcela M. M. Bilek, David R. McKenzie, Neil J. Nosworthy, Alexey Kondyurin, Hani Youssef, Michael J. Byrom, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2009), Vol. 203, pp. 1310-1316, Surface and coatings technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Controlled synthesis and characterization of 10 nm thick Al2O3 nanowires

Chunlei Li, Hongbo Huang, Shaoguang Yang, Dr Rongkun Zheng, Dr Wenrong Yang, Zongwen Liu, Prof Simon Ringer

(2009), Vol. 63, pp. 1016-1018, Materials Letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2008

Novel sphene coatings on Ti–6Al–4V for orthopedic implants using sol–gel method

Chengtie Wu, Yogambha Ramaswamy, David Gale, Dr Wenrong Yang, Keqin Xiao, Prof Liangchi Zhang, Dr Yongbai Yin, Hala Zreiqat

(2008), Vol. 4, pp. 569-576, Acta biomaterialia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Single molecule conductance through rigid norbornylogous bridges with zero average curvature

Dr Wenrong Yang, Michael W. Jones, Xiulan Li, Paul K. Eggers, Nongjian Tao, J. Justin Gooding, Michael N. Paddon-Row

(2008), Vol. 112, pp. 9072-9080, Journal of physical chemistry Part C : nanomaterials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Ionic liquid-assisted synthesis of polyaniline/gold nanocomposite and its biocatalytic application

Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu, Dr Rongkun Zheng, Zongwen Liu, Yun Dai, Guonan Chen, Prof Simon Ringer, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 468-472, Nanoscale research letters, Seacaucus, NJ, C1-1

journal

Attachment of magnetic molecules on a nanoSQUID

Dr Simon Lam, Dr Wenrong Yang, H. T. R. Wiogo, C. P. Foley

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 1-7, Nanotechnology, London, England, C1-1

journal

The self-assembled monolayer modification of electrodes - some recent advances in biological application

J. Justin Gooding, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2008), Vol. 320, pp. 85-89, L' Actualite Chimique, Paris, France, C1-1

journal
2007

Single-walled carbon nanotubes with DNA recognition

Dr Wenrong Yang, Minoo J. Moghaddam, Sarah Taylor, Barbara Bojarski, Leon Wieczorek, Jan Herrmann, Maxine J. McCall

(2007), Vol. 443, pp. 169-172, Chemical physics letters, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Carbon nanotubes for biological and biomedical applications

Dr Wenrong Yang, Pall Thordarson, J. Justin Gooding, Prof Simon Ringer, A/Prof Filip Braet

(2007), Vol. 18, pp. 1-13, Nanotechnology, London, England, C1-1

journal

Fast colorimetric detection of copper ions using L-Cysteine functionalized gold nanoparticles

Dr Wenrong Yang, J. Justin Gooding, Zhicong He, Qiong Li, Guonan Chen

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 712-716, Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., C1-1

journal

Chemisorbed and physisorbed Structures for 1,10-Phenanthroline and Dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine on Au(111)

Peter F. Cafe, Allan G. Larsen, Dr Wenrong Yang, Ante Bilic, Iain M. Blake, Maxwell J. Crossley, Jingdong Zhang, Hainer Wackerbarth, Jens Ulstrup, Jeffrey R. Reimers

(2007), Vol. 111, pp. 17285-17296, Journal of physical chemistry Part C : nanomaterials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2005

Stepwise synthesis of Gly−Gly−His on gold surfaces modified with mixed self-assembled monolayers

Dr Wenrong Yang, D. Brynn Hibbert, Rui Zhang, Gary D. Willett, J. Justin Gooding

(2005), Vol. 21, pp. 260-265, Langmuir, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2003

Exploring the use of the tripeptide Gly–Gly–His as a selective recognition element for the fabrication of electrochemical copper sensors

Dr Wenrong Yang, Edith Chow, Gary D. Willett, D. Brynn Hibbert, J. Justin Gooding

(2003), Vol. 128, pp. 712-718, Analyst, London, England, C1-1

journal

Analysis of self-assembled monolayer interfaces by electrospray mass spectrometry : a gentle approach

Dr Wenrong Yang, Rui Zhang, Gary D. Willett, D. Brynn Hibbert, J. Justin Gooding

(2003), Vol. 75, pp. 6741-6744, Analytical chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Protein electrochemistry using aligned carbon nanotube arrays

J. Justin Gooding, Rahmat Wibowo, Jingquan Liu, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dusan Losic, Shannon Orbons, Freya J Mearns, Joe G. Shapter, D. Brynn Hibbert

(2003), Vol. 125, pp. 9006-9007, Journal of the American chemical society, Washington, DC., C1-1

journal

Self-assembled monolayers into the 21st century : recent advances and applications

J. Justin Gooding, Freya J Mearns, Dr Wenrong Yang, Jingquan Liu

(2003), Vol. 15, pp. 81-96, Electroanalysis, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal
2002

Evidence for the direct interaction between methylene blue and guanine bases using DNA-modified carbon paste electrodes

Dr Wenrong Yang, Mehmet Ozsoz, D. Brynn Hibbert, J. Justin Gooding

(2002), Vol. 14, pp. 1299-1302, Electroanalysis, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal

Biomimetic sensors for the detection of metal ions

J. Justin Gooding, Dr Wenrong Yang, D. Brynn Hibbert

(2002), Vol. 69, pp. 8-10, Chemistry in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2001

Sub-ppt detection limits for copper ions with Gly-Gly-His modified electrodes

Dr Wenrong Yang, David Jaramillo, J. Justin Gooding, D. Brynn Hibbert, Rui Zhang, Gary D. Willett, Keith J. Fisher

(2001), pp. 1982-1983, Chemical communications, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal

Redox voltammetry of sub-parts per billion levels of Cu2+ at polyaspartate-modified gold electrodes

Dr Wenrong Yang, J. Justin Gooding, D. Brynn Hibbert

(2001), Vol. 126, pp. 1573-1577, Analyst, London, England, C1-1

journal

Characterisation of gold electrodes modified with self-assembled monolayers of l-cysteine for the adsorptive stripping analysis of copper

Dr Wenrong Yang, J. Justin Gooding, D. Brynn Hibbert

(2001), Vol. 516, pp. 10-16, Journal of electroanalytical chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Bioanalytical experiments for the undergraduate laboratory : monitoring glucose in sports drinks

J. Justin Gooding, Dr Wenrong Yang, Manihar Situmorang

(2001), Vol. 78, pp. 788-790, Journal of chemical education, Bellmawr, N.J., C1-1

journal

Electrochemical metal ion sensors. Exploiting amino acids and peptides as recognition elements

J. Justin Gooding, D. Brynn Hibbert, Dr Wenrong Yang

(2001), Vol. 1, pp. 75-90, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal

Parameters important in fabricating enzyme electrodes using self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols

J. Justin Gooding, Paul Erokhin, Dusan Losic, Dr Wenrong Yang, Vanessa Policarpio, Jingquan Liu, Felix M. Ho, Manihar Situmorang, D. Brynn Hibbert, Joe G. Shapter

(2001), Vol. 17, pp. 3-9, Analytical sciences, Tokyo, Japan, C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Self-assembling nanoporous graphene with dialable pore sizes for green energy production

Prof Mark Biggs, Dr Wenrong Yang

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $41,509
  • 2014: $42,269
  • 2013: $39,132

Other Funding Sources

Advanced Synthesis System for Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials

Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Luhua Li, Prof Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Prof Dan Li, Dr Qiaoliang Bao, Prof Huanting Wang, A/Prof Wenlong Cheng, A/Prof Jung Ho Kim, Prof Sean Li, A/Prof Joselito Razal, Dr Wenrong Yang, Dr Alexey Glushenkov

  • 2016: $437,900

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Motilal Mathesh Shanmugam

Thesis entitled: Enzyme Architectonics on Graphene Oxides

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Mahesh Vaka

Thesis entitled: Synthesis and characterisation of graphene hybrid nanoarchitechures for potential sensing applications

Master of Science (Biology & Chemistry), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Sushma Kalmodia

Thesis entitled: Funtionalized gold nanoparticles for retinoblastoma cancer diagnosis and therapy

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2015

Xiaowei Dong

Thesis entitled: Development of Hierarchical Porous NiO-YSZ with Improved Mechanical Properties

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Dongxi Xiang

Thesis entitled: Developing RNA aptamer technology for targeting cancer stem cells

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine