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Prof Lingxue Kong

Position: Professor (Research)
role description
Faculty or Division: GTP Research
Department: Institute for Frontier Materials
Campus: na1.405, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272087 +61 3 52272087
Fax: +61 3 522 71103 +61 3 522 71103


Career highlights

2011 - present: Professor, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
2007 - 2010: Associate Professor, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
2006 - 2007: Associate Professor (& adjunct associate professor, 2007-20011), School of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, University of South Australia, Australia
2002 - 2005: Senior lecturer, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research, University of South Australia, Australia
1997 - 2001: Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University, Australia


Member Instit of Electrical & Electronics Eng (NY),Member American Society Advancement of Science


Awards and prizes

1. The Roger Pysden Memorial Fellowship, Australian Business Limited (2002)
2. ARC (Australian Research Council) early career researcher award, Australian Academy of Science and Australian Research Council (2003)
3. High Flyers Think Tanks, Australian Academy of Science (2006, Innovative technical solutions for water management in Australia)
4. Coconut Island Award, Hainan Province, PR China (2008)
5. PCRDisc: gold medal, 20th Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX2009) in Kuala Lumpur 15-17 May 2009.
6. PCRDisc: iENA (International Trade Fair – Ideas – Inventions-New Products – Nuremberg), iENA Special Award for Best Invention
7. PCRDisc: JIPA (Japan Intellectual Property Association) Award for the Best Invention in Biotechnology, 2009
8. Gold medal: International Exposition of Research and Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning 2009, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
9. iENA 2009  International Trade Fair (Ideas –Inventions-New Products – Nuremberg), Gold Medal for Multiplex PCRDisc, 2009
10. Australia Awards: Endeavour Executive Award (2011, Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations)
11. 2011: Australia China Young Scientists Exchange program, Australian Technological Science and Engineering and Ministry of Science and Technology (PR China)


Research interests

Prof Kong has a broad research interest in micro and nanofabrications and systems. His key interests include: micro and nanosystems using microfluidics and nanofluidics for biomedical and environmental applications; and micro and nano characterization. He attracted more than $5 million funds from National Competitive Grants schemes. He was awarded an early career researcher from ARC and AAS in 2003 and a Roger Pysden Memorial Fellowship from Australian Business Limited in 2002, and an Australia Award - Endeavour Executive Awards in 2010. His innovative PCRDisc device has won a gold medal from ITEX2009, an iENA Special Award for Best Invention and iENA gold medal, and a JIPA Award for the Best Invention in Biotechnology.

Current projects:

Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases
Polymeric membranes with aligned nanostructures
Membrane characterisations
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery

Research page



1. Dumée, L.F., He, L., Lin, B., Ailloux, F. M., Lemoine, J.B., Velleman, L., She, F. H., Duke, M.C., Orbell, J.D., Erskine, G., Hodgson, P.D., Gray, S., Kong, L.X. (2013) The fabrication and surface functionalization of porous metal frameworks – a Review, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (accepted 23 Sept 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3TA13240D)
2. Shigdar, S., Li, Y., Bhattacharya, S., O’Connor, M., Pu, C., Lin, J., Wang, T., Xiang, D., Kong, L.X., Wei, M. Q., Zhu, Y.M., Zhou, S.F. and Wei Duan, W. (2013) Inflammation and Cancer Stem Cells, Cancer Letters (Accepted 28 July 2013)
3. Dumée, L. Sears, K., Mudie, S., Kirby, N., Skourtis, C., Mcdonnell,J., Lucas, S., Schütz, J., Finn, N., Huynh, C., Hawkins, S., Kong, L. X., Hodgson, P., Duke, M., Gray, S. (2013) Characterization of carbon nanotube webs and yarns with small angle X-ray scattering: revealing the yarn twist and inter-nanotube interactions and alignment, Carbon, 63, p562-566
4. Dumée, L., He, L., Hill, M., Zhu, B., Duke, M., Schütz, J. She, F.H., Wang, H.T., Gray, S., Hodgson, P.D. and Kong, L.X. (2013) Seeded growth of ZIF-8 on the surface of carbon nanotubes towards self-supporting gas separation membranes, J. Mater. Chem. A. 1 (32), pp 9208 - 9214
5. Wei, P., Zhang, K.S., Gao, W.M., Kong, L.X. and Field, R (2013) CFD Modeling of Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Slug Bubble Flow in a Flat Sheet Membrane Bioreactor, J. Membrane Sci, 445, pp 15-24.
6. Hussain, H. I., Yi, Z., Rookes, J., Kong, L. X. and Cahill, D. M. (2013) Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a biomolecule delivery vehicle in plants, J. Nanoparticle Res. 15(6): 1676
7. Wang, Y.C., Li, P.W., Peng, Z., She, F.H. and Kong, L.X. (2013)  Microencapsulation of Nanoparticles with Enhanced Drug Loading for pH-sensitive Oral Drug Delivery to Colon Cancer, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 129(2), 714–720
8. Shigdar, S., Qiao, L., Zhou, S.F., Xiang, D.X., Wang, T., Li, Y., Lim, L.Y., Kong, L.X., Li, L. H. and Duan,  W. (2013) RNA aptamers targeting cancer stem cell marker CD133, Cancer Letters, 330: p84-95
9. Li, J. H., Wei, X. Y., Wang, Q. H., Chen, J. C., Chang, G., Kong, L. X., Su, J. B. and Liu, Y. H. (2012) Homogeneous isolation of nanocellulose from sugarcane bagasse by high pressure homogenization, Carbohydrate Polymers 90(4), pp1609-1613
10. Gao, W.M., Hodgson, P.D. and Kong, L.X. (2012) Atomic interaction of functionalized carbon nanotube-based nanofluids with a heating surface and its effect on heat transfer, Int J Heat Mass Tran, 55(04): 5007 – 5015
11. Sugumar, D., Kong, L. X., Ismail, A., Ravichandran, M. and Lee, S. Y. (2012) Rapid multi sample DNA amplification using rotary-linear Polymerase Chain Reaction device (PCRDisc), Biomicrofluidics, 6,
12. Zhang, J., Xie, Z. Hill, A. J. She, F.H., Thornton, A. W., Hoang, M. and Kong, L.X. (2012) Structure Retention in Cross-linked Poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate Hydrogel Templated from Hexagonal Lyotropic Liquid Crystal by Controlling Surface Tension, Soft Matter, 8(7), 2087-2094
13. Li, P.W., Wang, Y.C., Zeng, F.B., Chen, L.J., Peng, Z. and Kong, L.X. (2011) Synthesis and characterization of folate conjugated chitosan and cellular uptake of its nanoparticles in Cell HT-29, Carbohyd. Res. 346, 801–806
14. Peng,  Z., Feng, C.F., Luo, Y.Y., Li, Y.Z. and Kong, L.X. (2010)  Self-assembled natural rubber/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites using latex compounding techniques, Carbon 48 (2010) 4497 – 4503 
15. Sugumar, D., Asma, I., Manickam, R., Ismail A. and Kong, L.X. (2010) Amplification of SPPS150 and Salmonella typhi DNA with a high throughput oscillating flow polymerase chain reaction device, Biomicrofluidics,  4 (2), 024103

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