Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

New method uncovers highly porous graphene

IFM researchers have developed a new, highly efficient method of preparing porous and reduced graphene oxide.

Putting tiny diagnostics to the test

A portable device that uses 'smart matter' could transform medical diagnosis in developing countries.

An image of Researchers preparing metal organic frameworks that will be used for the fabrication of gas separation materials.

Researchers prepare metal organic frameworks that will be used for the fabrication of gas separation materials.

Micro and Nano Systems

The Micro and Nanosystems group research focuses on the development of novel, porous, environmentally friendly materials as well as the development of molecular diagnostic technology for a healthier community.

The development of micro and nano systems, such as molecular diagnostics, nanoencapsulation for targeted drug delivery and nanoporous membrane materials is important to address future biomedical and environmental challenges.

The group focuses on the following technologies:

  • Membrane fabrication and characterisation by developing membranes with aligned nanostructure for improved performance.
  • The development of a point-of-care diagnostic device.
  • Micro and nano encapsulated drug delivery systems.
  • Molecular dynamic simulation.

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10th February 2014