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Dr Jane Dai

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Position

Visitor

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 1995

Contact

jane.dai@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72427

Biography summary

Xiujuan Jane Dai received her PhD degree in plasma physics from the Australian National University. She also has MSc and BSc degrees in plasma physics and semiconductor physics from China. Her research has focused on the development of novel plasma technologies and methodologies, and the development of materials with new functionality, for applications ranging from energy, biomedicine, food sterilization and agriculture, to nanotechology, composites, transport and textiles. A persistent theme has been the improved understanding of underlying mechanisms through surface characterization, analysis and diagnostics. She was an invited speaker at the Gordon Research Conference (USA) on plasma science & technology in 2000, and joint recipient of the CSIRO Research Medal and a NanoVic Prize in 2006 for her work on carbon nanotubes. She has established a new plasma laboratory and leads the plasma research team at IFM since joining Deakin University in 2009. She is committed to helping young scientists grow and to bringing different experts together in a harmonious working environment.

Research interests

The focus of Dr Dai's research is on producing new surfaces/interfaces with new functionality, on the fabrication/doping of nanomaterials, and on food sterilization and agriculture applications. This encompasses the development of novel plasma technologies and methodologies; the development of materials with new functionality for energy and biomedical applications using semiconductors, metals, ceramics, polymers and textiles; and improved understanding of the underlying mechanisms through various surface characterizations, analysis and diagnostics. She has established a new plasma laboratory and led a plasma research group at IFM since joining Deakin in 2009 and has grown many collaborations within IFM, across the University and with outside research organizations nationally and internationally.  Current project examples are:

- Development of plasma in liquid for milk and food sterilization, and for plants growth and disease control
- Functional/doped nanostructured electrodes and materials for energy storage devices
- Development of new working electrode and solid electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cells by using plasma doping, functionalization, and polymerization
- Development of novel nanotuboids by plasma nanofabrication for biomedical applications
- Plasma surface functionalization of nanomaterials, especially CNTs, BNNTs, and their composites
- Textile applications, including carbon fibre sizing, pilling performance, textile electronics, and textile wastewater treatment
- Development of biosensors using nanomaterials

Knowledge areas

Plasma Physics, Plasma Chemistry, Material Science, Surface Analysis

Publications

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2016

Efficient and selectable production of reactive species using a nanosecond pulsed discharge in gas bubbles in liquid

X Dai, C Corr, S Ponraj, M Maniruzzaman, A Ambujakshan, Z Chen, L Kviz, R Lovett, G Rajmohan, D de Celis, M Wright, P Lamb, Y Krasik, D Graves, W Graham, R D'Agostino, X Wang

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 306-310, Plasma processes and polymers, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

A protocol for improving fabrication yield of thin SU-8 microcantilevers for use in an aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, X Dai, G Littlefair, W Duan

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 371-380, Microsystem technologies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Simultaneous polymerization and crosslinking for the synthesis of molecular-level graphene oxide-polyacryl amide-CeOx composites

C Li, H Zhu, T Hou, J Vongsvivut, J Dai, F She, L Kong

(2015), Vol. 263, pp. 27-37, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal

Ex situ electrochemical sodiation/desodiation observation of Co?O? anchored carbon nanotubes: a high performance sodium-ion battery anode produced by pulsed plasma in a liquid

M Rahman, I Sultana, Z Chen, M Srikanth, L Li, X Dai, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 13088-13095, Nanoscale, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Plasma functionalization of nanotubes

Z Chen, L Li, X Dai, Y Chen, X Wang

(2015), pp. 465-492, Nanotubes and Nanosheets: functionalization and applications of boron nitride and other nanomaterials, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

chapter

Self-assembled V2O5 interconnected microspheres produced in a fish-water electrolyte medium as a high-performance lithium-ion-battery cathode

M Rahman, A Sadek, I Sultana, M Srikanth, X Dai, M Field, D McCulloch, S Ponraj, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 3591-3603, Nano research, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2014

Functionalization of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels with graphene oxide for potential dye removal

C Li, M She, X She, J Dai, L Kong

(2014), Vol. 131, pp. 1-8, Journal of applied polymer science, London, England, C1

journal

Study of oxygen plasma pre-treatment of polyester fabric for improved polypyrrole adhesion

T Mehmood, A Kaynak, X Dai, A Kouzani, K Magniez, D Rubin de Celis, C Hurren, P du

(2014), Vol. 143, pp. 668-675, Materials chemistry and physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Recyclable textiles functionalized with reduced graphene Oxide@ZnO for removal of oil spills and dye pollutants

J Wang, T Tsuzuki, B Tang, L Sun, X Dai, G Rajmohan, J Li, X Wang

(2014), Vol. 67, pp. 71-77, Australian journal of chemistry, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Improving the mechanical properties of multiwalled carbon nanotube/epoxy nanocomposites using polymerization in a stirring plasma system

Z Chen, X Dai, K Magniez, P Lamb, B Fox, X Wang

(2014), Vol. 56, pp. 172-180, Composites part A : applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

A surface-stress-based microcantilever aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, W Duan, X Dai, A Kaynak, D Mair

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 15-24, IEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems, Piscataway, NJ, C1

journal

Fabrication of boron nitride nanotube-gold nanoparticle hybrids using pulsed plasma in liquid

S Ponraj, Z Chen, L Li, J Shankaranarayanan, G Rajmohan, J du Plessis, A Sinclair, Y Chen, X Wang, J Kanwar, X Dai

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 10712-10720, Langmuir, Washington, DC, C1

journal

Design and evaluation of a microcantilever aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, W Duan, X Dai, A Kaynak, D Mair

(2014), pp. 221-224, ISCAS 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

Supplementing cold plasma with heat enables doping and nano-structuring of metal oxides

D De Celis, Z Chen, M Rahman, T Tao, D McCulloch, M Field, P Lamb, Y Chen, X Dai

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 897-902, Plasma processes and polymers, London, Eng., C1

journal

Theoretical modeling and experimental validation of surface stress in thrombin aptasensor

Y Lim, A Kouzani, A Kaynak, X Dai, G Littlefair, W Duan

(2014), Vol. 13, pp. 384-391, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, Piscataway, N. J, C1

journal

Interfacial adhesion in natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites

S Petinakis, L Yu, G Simon, X Dai, Z Chen, K Dean

(2014), pp. 17-39, Lignocellulosic polymer composites : processing, characterization, and properties, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2013

Improving the mechanical properties of epoxy using multiwalled carbon nanotubes functionalized by a novel plasma treatment

Z Chen, X Dai, K Magniez, P Lamb, D Rubin de Celis Leal, B Fox, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 145-152, Composites part A : applied science and manufacturing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Atomically thin boron nitride nanodisks

L Li, L Li, X Dai, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 106, pp. 409-412, Materials letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

High-quality boron nitride nanoribbons - unzipping during nanotube synthesis

L Li, L Li, Y Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, B Cheng, M Lin, X Liu

(2013), Vol. 125, pp. 4306-4310, Angewandte chemie, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Study of radio frequency plasma treatment of PVDF film using Ar, O2 and Ar + O2 gases for improved polypyrrole adhesion

A Kaynak, T Mehmood, X Dai, K Magniez, A Kouzani

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 3482-3493, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Synthesis of high density boron nitride nanotube film

X Liu, L Li, J Dai, L Li, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 562-565, pp. 926-929, Key engineering materials, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal

Modifying TiO2 surface architecture by oxygen plasma to increase dye sensitized solar cell efficiency

G Rajmohan, X Dai, T Tsuzuki, P Lamb, P Du, F Huang, Y Cheng

(2013), Vol. 545, pp. 521-526, Thin solid films, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Reducing the pilling propensity of wool knits with a three-step plasma treatment

A Wan, X Dai, K Magniez, J du Plessis, W Yu, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 83, pp. 2051-2059, Textile research journal, London, England, C1

journal

Surface wetting processing on BNNT films by selective plasma modes

L Li, X Liu, X Dai, L Li, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 58, pp. 3403-3408, Chinese science bulletin, Beijing, China, C1

journal

Clusters of ?-LiFeO2 nanoparticles incorporated into multi-walled carbon nanotubes: a lithium-ion battery cathode with enhanced lithium storage properties

M Rahman, A Glushenkov, Z Chen, X Dai, T Ramireddy, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 20371-20378, Physical chemistry chemical physics, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Coating and functionalization of carbon fibres using a three-step plasma treatment

Z Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, J du Plessis, D Rubin de Celis Leal, K Magniez, B Fox, X Wang

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1100-1109, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

High-quality boron nitride nanoribbons : unzipping during nanotube synthesis

L Li, L Li, Y Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, B-M Cheng, M-Y Lin, X Liu

(2013), Vol. 52, pp. 4212-4216, Angewandte chemie international edition, Weinheim, Germany., C1-1

journal
2012

Preparation and surface properties of cashmere guard hair powders

K Patil, R Rajkhowa, X Dai, T Tsuzuki, T Lin, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 219, pp. 179-185, Powder technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

Practical amine functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes for effective interfacial bonding

Z Chen, X Dai, P Lamb, D de Celis Leal, B Fox, Y Chen, J du Plessis, M Field, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 733-741, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Understanding wettability changes from practical plasma functionalization of carbon nanotubes

A Kafi, Z Chen, X Dai, B Fox, P Lamb, X Wang

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 344-347, Nanoscience and nanotechnology letters, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., C1

journal

Design and analysis of a multilayer localized surface plasmon resonance graphene biosensor

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski, H Gholamhosseini

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 380-393, Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, Valencia, Calif., C1

journal

Sensitivity analysis of a sub-wavelength localized surface plasmon resonance graphene biosensor

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, H Schiretz, Y Lim, W Michalski

(2012), pp. 490-494, CME 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, Kobe, Japan, E1

conference

Electrochemical capacitance of mesoporous tungsten oxynitride in aqueous electrolytes

O Kartachova, A Glushenkov, Y Chen, H Zhang, X Dai, Y Chen

(2012), Vol. 220, pp. 298-305, Journal of power sources, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal

Controlling wettability of boron nitride nanotube films and improved cell proliferation

L Li, L Li, S Ramakrishnan, X Dai, K Nicholas, Y Chen, Z Chen, X Liu

(2012), Vol. 116, pp. 18334-18339, Journal of physical chemistry C, Washington, D. C., C1

journal

Mechanically activated catalyst mixing for high-yield boron nitride nanotube growth

L Li, L Li, Y Chen, X Dai, T Xing, M Petravic, X Liu

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-8, Nanoscale research letters, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Improved bonding and conductivity of polypyrrole on polyester by gaseous plasma treatment

T Mehmood, X Dai, A Kaynak, A Kouzani

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1006-1014, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal
2011

Investigation of the effects of design parameters on sensitivity of surface plasmon resonance biosensors

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 147-156, Biomedical signal processing and control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Modeling and comparative analysis of carbon nanotube and boron nitride nanotube cantilever biosensors

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2011), Vol. 159, pp. 650-655, Advanced materials research, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal

Ilmenite FeTiO3 nanoflowers and their pseudocapacitance

T Tao, A Glushenkov, H Liu, Z Liu, X Dai, H Chen, S Ringer, Y Chen

(2011), Vol. 115, pp. 17297-17302, Journal of physical chemistry C, Washington, D. C., C1

journal

Controlled surface modification of boron nitride nanotubes

X Dai, Y Chen, Z Chen, P Lamb, L Li, J du Plessis, D McCulloch, X Wang

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 1-7, Nanotechnology, Bristol, U. K., C1

journal

Comparison of performance parameters for conventional and localized surface plasmon resonance graphene biosensors

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski, H Gholamhosseini

(2011), pp. 1851-1854, EMBC 2011 : Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston, Mass., E1

conference

Controlling cell growth on titanium by surface functionalization of heptylamine using a novel combined plasma polymerization mode

J Zhao, W Michalski, C Williams, L Li, H Xu, P Lamb, S Jones, Y Zhou, X Dai

(2011), Vol. 97 A, pp. 127-134, Journal of biomedical materials research. Part a, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal
2010

Optical micro analysis in lab-on-a-chips

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2010), pp. 396-407, ICCMME 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 Interdisciplinary Conference on Chemical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Parameter sensitivity analysis of surface plasmon resonance biosensor through numerical simulation

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2010), pp. 171-176, IEEE/ICME 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, Gold Coast, Queensland, E1

conference

3-D modeling of a carbon nanotube cantilever biosensor

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2010), pp. 6535-6538, EMBC 2010 : Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society ?Merging Medical Humanism and Technology?, Buenos Aires, Argentina, E1

conference

Design and analysis of a cantilever biosensor based on a boron nitride nanotube

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2010), pp. 1951-1956, TENCON 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, E1

conference
2009

Combined continuous wave and pulsed plasma modes : For more stable interfaces with higher functionality on metal and semiconductor surfaces

L Li, X Dai, H Xu, J Zhao, P Yang, G Maurdev, J du Plessis, P Lamb, B Fox, W Michalski

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 615-619, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal

Non-optical biosensing in lab-on-a-chip systems

M Islam, A Kouzani, X Dai, W Michalski

(2009), pp. 9-12, ISBB 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Bioelectronics & Bioinformatics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Pulsed plasma polymerization of hexamethyldisiloxane onto wool : control of moisture vapor transmission rate and surface adhesion

X Dai, J Church, M Huson

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 139-147, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal

Controlled amine functionalization and hydrophilicity of a poly(lactic acid) fabric

X Dai, J du Plessis, I Kyratzis, G Maurdev, M Huson, C Coombs

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 490-497, Plasma processes and polymers, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal

Poly(L-lactide) crystallization induced by multiwall carbon nanotubes at very low loading

H Xu, X Dai, P Lamb, L Zhong-Ming

(2009), Vol. 47, pp. 2341-2352, Journal of Polymer Science: part B : polymer physics, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Establishment of an aptamer-based technology platform for molecular targetting of cancer stem cell

Prof Wei Duan, A/Prof Andrew Danks, A/Prof Q Dong, Prof Lingxue Kong, A/Prof Jun-Ping Liu, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Michael Famulok, Prof Dominique Joubert

  • 2008: $136,346

Delamination of laminated glass

Dr Jane Dai, Dr Zhiqiang Chen

  • 2015: $50,000

Industry and Other Funding

Delamination of laminated glass

Dr Jane Dai, Dr Zhiqiang Chen

  • 2015: $12,500

Development of Plasma Treatment Process for Zhik High Performance Garments

Dr Jane Dai, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Kevin Magniez

  • 2016: $19,000

Development of Plasma Treatment Process for Zhik High Performance Garments - Phase II

Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Jane Dai

  • 2017: $39,832

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

David Rubin De Celis Leal

Thesis entitled: Doped Nanostructured Semiconductors Produced by Cold Plasma Combined with Heat

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), Institute for Frontier Materials

2015

Gayathri Devi Rajmohan

Thesis entitled: Investigation of the Potential of Plasma Technology to Improve the Performance of Solar Cells

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Supervisor
2013

Tariq Mehmood

Thesis entitled: IMPROVEMENT OF POLYPYRROLE COATING ADHESION BY RADIO FREQUENCY PLASMA

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Zhiqiang Chen

Thesis entitled: Plasma Functionalization of Nanotubes and Carbon Fibres for Application in Composites

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2012

Md Islam

Thesis entitled: Design and Analysis of a Multilayer Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Yang Lim

Thesis entitled: Surface-Stress-Based Microcantilever Aptasensor

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering