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Current Events

11.3.2019

Dr. Guangyuan Xu, supervised by Prof. Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and Prof. Paul Kilmartin, has successfully defended his PhD thesis on 11 March 2019. His thesis was based on laser scribed graphene: fabrication and electrochemical biosensors for neurotransmitters. Both of the examiners recommended his thesis to be listed on the Faculty of Science Dean’s list, an accomplishment few PhD students achieve. Very well done Guangyuan! Sincere Congratulations!

25.02.2019

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Beak on his new position as Facilities Officer at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

14.02.2019

Congratulations to Roshan Khadka (Supervisors Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and Andrew Kralicek) who was awarded the highly commended poster award in the 9th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN9).

14.02.2019

Members of the Travas-Sejdic Group participated in the 9th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN9), which was held at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington from the 10th to the 14th of February 2019. Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and her students gave oral and poster presentations on their exciting research developments in a range of projects.

28.11.2018

Congratulations to professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic for being awarded the Shorland Medal by the New Zealand Association of Scientists!!!
This medal is awarded “in recognition of major and continued contribution to basic or applied research that has added significantly to scientific understanding or resulted in significant benefits to society.”  Her award was in recognition of her contributions to advanced polymeric and nanomaterials.  Her award citation stated that her research was “highly multidisciplinary and collaborative, vibrant, creative and impactful, both nationally and internationally.”

17.11.2018

Members of the Travas-Sejdic Group participated in the 13th PERC Symposium & 4th Biocide ToolBox Symposium at the University of Auckland on 15-16 November 2018. Students and academics presented exciting research developments in a range of projects.

01.10.2018

Congratulations to Roshan Khadka (Supervisors Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and Andrew Kralicek) who was awarded People’s choice award for most engaging poster talk in the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Showcase.

02.07.2018 Congratulations!

Paul Baek, supervised under Prof Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and A. Prof. David Barker, has successfully defended his PhD thesis on Monday. His thesis was based on development of stretchable and self-healing conducting polymers for organic electronics. Paul and his supervisors have had recent successes in publishing their collaborative work in Accounts of Chemical Research and Chemistry of Materials. 

Jamal Cheema, supervised under Prof Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and Dr Andrew Kralicek (Plant and Food Research), has been successful in receiving the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) postgraduate research award (PGRA). His PhD research is based on development of conducting polymer-based biosensors. 

22.05.2018

Science trends has reported Guanyuan Xu’s recent work on “Selective, Sensitive Point-Of-Care Determination Of Dopamine With A Novel Disposable PEDOT/Laser Scribed Graphene Sensor”
https://sciencetrends.com/selective-sensitive-point-of-care-determination-of-dopamine-with-a-novel-disposable-pedot-laser-scribed-graphene-sensor/

04.05.2018

Congratulations to Roshan Khadka from Auckland Uni for winning the MESA 2018 International Travel Grant!!! He will be giving an oral talk at Biosensors 2018: 28th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors.

02.03.2018

Welcome to Heidi and Annika! They will work in our group for one month on 3D conducting polymer arrays for stimulation of stem cells.

03.Nov.2017

Congratulations to Paul Baek for one of his publications: “Molecularly Engineered Intrinsically Healable and Stretchable Conducting Polymers” published on “Chemistry of Materials” have a top download for the month of October, 2017.

27.Sep.2017

Congratulations to the graduation of Bicheng Zhu, Thomas Kerr-Phillips, Eddie Chan and Mona Damavanti !

15.Sep.2017

Congratulations to Paul Baek for winning the second place in the invited PhD oral presentations and Min Wang for winning the first place in the first year PhD oral presentations.

16.Feb.2017

Members of the Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC) participated in the 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in Queenstown 12-16 February 2017.

Congratulation to Peikai Zhang for the poster prize.

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1.Congratulations to Nihan Aydemir, Eddie Chan, Jennifer Barnes, David Barker, David Williams and Jadranka Travas Sejdic for winning the prestigious Velocity 100k Challenge 2016. Their business proposal (SpotCheck) based on Nihan`s and Eddie’s PhD thesis got distinguished from more than 300 attendees and 17 highly competitive finalists. They proposed a novel platform technology for very rapid identification and diagnostics of infectious and non-communicable diseases, where a characteristic DNA signature is present. They provide a rapid, portable, sensitive and cost effective solution for molecular diagnostics. Press releases:
http://www.sharechat.co.nz/article/bdabc614/diagnostic-tool-for-infectious-and-chronic-disease-detection-wins-velocity-challenge.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1610/S00653/diagnostic-tool-wins-velocity-challenge.htm

http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/266121

http://www.velocity.auckland.ac.nz/velocitynewsroom/id/119/velocity-100k-challenge-winners-revealed
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2. Jadranka`s success at highly prestigious Marsden funding has been featured by RSC, NZ Herald and University of Auckland

http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2015/11/05/stretchy-sticky-self-healing-electronics/

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11540434

http://www.science.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news/news-2015/11/marsden-grants.html

Past Events

Members of the Travas-Sejdic Group participated in the 9th PERC Symposium at the University of Auckland on 13-14 November 2014. Students and academics presented exciting research developments in a range of projects in areas such as biomaterials and drug delivery, polymer-based sensors, microfabrication, and polymer brushes for functional surfaces.