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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

Dr Jane Dai, Dr Cormac Corr, Mr Sri Balaji Ponraj, Mr Mohammad Maniruzzaman, Arun Ambujakshan, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Mr Ladge Kviz, Mr Robert Lovett, Mrs Gayathri Devi Rajmohan, Prof Yakov Krasik, David Graves, William Graham, Riccardo d`Agostino, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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2015

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

Dr Yang Lim, Prof Abbas Kouzani, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Guy Littlefair, Prof Wei Duan

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

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Ex situ electrochemical sodiation/desodiation observation of Co₃O₄ anchored carbon nanotubes: a high performance sodium-ion battery anode produced by pulsed plasma in a liquid

Dr Md Mokhlesur Rahman, Mrs Irin Sultana, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Mr Srikanth Mateti, Dr Luhua Li, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

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2014

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

Mr Tariq Mehmood, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Kevin Magniez, Mr David Rubin De Celis Leal, Dr Christopher Hurren, A/Prof Johan du Plessis

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

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

Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Kevin Magniez, Dr Peter Lamb, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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

Mr Chengpeng Li, Dr Mary She, Ms Xiaodong She, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Lingxue Kong

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

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A surface-stress-based microcantilever aptasensor

Dr Yang Lim, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Prof Wei Duan, Dr Jane Dai, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Douglas Mair

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

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

Mr Sri Balaji Ponraj, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Luhua Li, Jayanth Suryanarayanan Shankaranarayanan, Mrs Gayathri Devi Rajmohan, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Prof Andrew Sinclair, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Prof Xungai Wang, Prof Jagat Kanwar, Dr Jane Dai

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

journal

Theoretical modeling and experimental validation of surface stress in thrombin aptasensor

Dr Yang Lim, Prof Abbas Kouzani, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Guy Littlefair, Prof Wei Duan

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

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Design and evaluation of a microcantilever aptasensor

Yang Choon Lim, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Prof Wei Duan, Dr Jane Dai, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Douglas Mair

(2014), pp. 221-224, IEEE 2014 : Circuits and Systems Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

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

Rubin de Celis, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Md Mokhlesur Rahman, Dr Tao Tao, Prof Dougal McCulloch, Matthew Field, Dr Peter Lamb, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Jane Dai

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

journal

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

Dr Jinfeng Wang, Dr Takuya Tsuzuki, Dr Bin Tang, Dr Lu Sun, Dr Jane Dai, Mrs Gayathri Devi Rajmohan, A/Prof Jingliang Li, Prof Xungai Wang

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

journal
2013

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

Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Kevin Magniez, Dr Peter Lamb, Mr David Rubin De Celis Leal, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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Atomically thin boron nitride nanodisks

Dr Luhua Li, Ling Li, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

journal

High-quality boron nitride nanoribbons - unzipping during nanotube synthesis

Ling Li, Dr Luhua Li, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Peter Lamb, Bing-Ming Cheng, Meng-Yeh Lin, Xiaowei Liu

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

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

A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Mr Tariq Mehmood, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Kevin Magniez, Prof Abbas Kouzani

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

journal

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

Mrs Gayathri Devi Rajmohan, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Takuya Tsuzuki, Dr Peter Lamb, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Dr Fuzhi Huang, Prof Yi-Bing Cheng

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

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Synthesis of high density boron nitride nanotube film

Xiaowei Liu, Ling Li, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Luhua Li, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

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

Ailan Wan, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Kevin Magniez, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Weidong Yu, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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Surface wetting processing on BNNT films by selective plasma modes

Ling Li, Xiaowei Liu, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Luhua Li, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

journal

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

Dr Md Mokhlesur Rahman, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Thrinathreddy Ramireddy, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

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

Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Peter Lamb, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Mr David Rubin De Celis Leal, Dr Kevin Magniez, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Xungai Wang

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

journal
2012

Preparation and surface properties of cashmere guard hair powders

Mr Kiran Patil, Dr Rangam Rajkhowa, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Takuya Tsuzuki, Prof Tong Lin, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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

Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Peter Lamb, Mr David Rubin De Celis Leal, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Matthew Field, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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Understanding wettability changes from practical plasma functionalization of carbon nanotubes

Dr Abdullah Al Kafi, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Dr Peter Lamb, Prof Xungai Wang

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

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek Michalski, Hamid Gholamhosseini

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

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Helmut F. Schiretz, Dr Yang Lim, Dr Wojtek Michalski

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

conference

Controlling wettability of boron nitride nanotube films and improved cell proliferation

Ling Li, Dr Luhua Li, Miss Sugeetha Ramakrishnan, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Kevin Nicholas, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Xiaowei Liu

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

journal

Electrochemical capacitance of mesoporous tungsten oxynitride in aqueous electrolytes

Ms Olga Kartachova, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Yanhui Chen, Hongzhou Zhang, Dr Jane Dai, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

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

Ling Li, Dr Luhua Li, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Jane Dai, Mr Tan Xing, Mladen Petravic, Xiaowei 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

Mr Tariq Mehmood, Dr Jane Dai, A/Prof Akif Kaynak, Prof Abbas Kouzani

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

journal
2011

Ilmenite FeTiO3 nanoflowers and their pseudocapacitance

Dr Tao Tao, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Hongwei Liu, Zongwen Liu, Dr Jane Dai, Mr Hua Chen, Prof Simon Ringer, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

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

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Controlled surface modification of boron nitride nanotubes

Dr Jane Dai, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Dr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Peter Lamb, Dr Luhua Li, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Dr Dougal Mc Culloch, Prof Xungai Wang

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

journal

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek Michalski

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

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek Michalski

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

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

Jing H. Zhao, Dr Wojtek Michalski, Catherine Williams, Li Li, Hong S. Xu, Dr Peter Lamb, Scott Jones, Yan M. Zhou, Dr Jane Dai

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

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek Michalski, Hamid 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
2010

3-D modeling of a carbon nanotube cantilever biosensor

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek 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¿, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Optical micro analysis in lab-on-a-chips

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek 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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek 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

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek Michalski

(2010), pp. 1951-1956, TENCON 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference
2009

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

Li Li, Dr Jane Dai, Hong S. Xu, Jing H. Zhao, Ping Yang, George Maurdev, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, Dr Peter Lamb, Prof Bronwyn Fox, Dr Wojtek Michalski

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

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

Dr Saiful Islam, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Wojtek Michalski

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

conference

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

Hong S. Xu, Dr Jane Dai, Dr Peter Lamb, Zhong-Ming Li

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

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

Dr Jane Dai, A/Prof Johan du Plessis, I. Louis Kyratzis, George Maurdev, Mickey G. Huson, Chris Coombs

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

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

Dr Jane Dai, J Church, Mickey G. Huson

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

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