Research Group

Current Members

Research Fellows

Dr. Bicheng (Amy) Zhu

Conducting polymer-based biosensors

Dr. Eddie Wai Chi Chan

Creating a device for capturing and releasing cfDNA and developing novel, processable conducting polymers for functionalization

Dr. Peikai Zhang

Creating 3D conducting polymer arrays for cell sensing and stimulation through direct writing

Dr. Alireza Akbarinejad

Developing multifunctional electrospun fibers for selective exosome capture/release and detection.

PhD Students

Xin Sun

Biopolymer-based degradable organic electronics

Hui Yang

Stimuli-responsive colloids for sustainable chemistry

Jingwen (Kourtney) Yang

Conducting polymers delivery platform for wound healing

Master Students

Yuhka Uda

Liying Wang

Linjie Du

Bu Quan

Visiting scholar

Former Members

Research Fellows

Paul Baek: Self-healing systems based on conducting polymers
Thomas Kerr-Phillips: ATRP functionalisation and electrospinning of conducting polymers for smart materials
Seyoung Kee: 3D conducting polymer probe electrodes for cell recording and stimulating
Zahraa AL-Ghaus: Surface modification of polymer for ctDNA quantitation.
Lenny Voorhaar: Stretchy, sticky, self-healing electronics.
Jenny Malmström: Polymer brushes for switchable surfaces; protein self-assembly.
Lijuan Zhang: Nanostructured polymers.
Clément Roux: Polymer brushes for switchable applications.
Hui Peng: DNA biosensors and quantum dots.

PhD Students

Sheung Yin Li: Smart Wine Juice Filter incorporated with Conjugated Polymer grafted with Anti-fouling Polymer Brushes
Sara Beikzadeh: Creating antibacterial platforms using capacitive materials and supercapacitors, alongside the development of active packaging through electrospun nanofibers.
Jesna Ashraf: Capture and release of biological targets using conducting polymer functionalized substrates with antifouling properties
Valentina Lucarelli: Developing aptamer-based devices for detecting mammalian pests and applying DNA aptamers in biosensor technology
Jamal Cheema: Utilizing Conducting Polymers for Electrochemical Biosensing Applications
Guangyuan Xu: Graphene for use in novel biological sensing
Alissa Hackett: Switchable surfaces based on conducting polymers
Roshan Khadka: Development of olfactory receptor-based biosensors
Min Wang: Stretchy, sticky, self-healing organic electronics
Mahsa Moteshakeri: PEDOT- Modified Electrochemical Sensors for Uric Acid Analysis in Milk
Nihan Aydemir: Stretchable Conducting Polymers and composite electrodes
Qiang Zhang: Antimicrobial polymers.
Mona Damavanti: Water soluble conjugated polymers.
Lisa Strover: Graft-copolymer brushes for functional surfaces.
Omer Chaudhary: Nano/micro-fabrication of polymer based bio-mimetic adhesives
Anupama Rao Gulur Srinivas: Miniaturized optical DNA sensors based on conjugated polymers
Alexandro Santos Costa: Conducting polymers actuators
Yiwen (Angela) Pei: Synthesis and characterization of polymer brush-grafted conducting polymers and their application in electrochemical control of surface wettability
Bhuvaneswari Kannan: Development of highly sensitive, label-free DNA sensors based on conducting polymers
Norizah Abdul Rahman: Electrospun conducting polymer nanofibers for biomedical applications
Marsilea Booth: Developing a triad of DNA sensors to analyse forensically important samples — polypyrrole, metal-ion implantation and resistive pulse sensing
Karthik Kannappan: Design studies towards mixers and pumps based on electrochemically active conducting polymers for microfluidic devices
Cosmin Laslau: Novel fabrication and characterization methods for conducting polymer nanostructures and microstructures
Darren Svirskis: Development of a novel drug delivery system based on conducting polymers
John Spires: Synthesis, characterisation and application of functionalised thiophene-based conducting polymers as DNA sensors
Tanja Kjällman: Surface-immobilized hairpin DNA sensors for direct and specific detection of target DNA

Visiting Students

Ying Li: Fluorescent carbon nanoparticles.
Wouter Nielen: Functionalized conductive polymers.
Zixuan Zhou: Conductive hydrogel sensor (Tongji University)