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Biological factories for nanoparticle synthesis

The aim of the project is to investigate this new method of nanoparticle synthesis. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Eradicating tuberculosis by inhaled nanomedicines

The aim of the project is to develop and evaluate novel anti-tuberculosis nanoparticle formulations for direct pulmonary drug delivery. Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health problem more...

Supervisor(s): Chan, Kim (Professor)

Designing tailored nanomaterials for CO2 capture

In this project we will develop a porous coating for our novel nano-structured CaO sorbent which will prevent abrasion of the particles inside the fluidised bed reactor, and th more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Better platinum drugs

In this project the student will seek to develop better platinum-based anticancer drugs more...

Supervisor(s): Wheate, Nial (Dr)

Laboratory Exobiology: Prebiotic Environments in Ionic Liquids?

Life in the universe is widely presumed only to be viable in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ around a star, where liquid water is available.  Some have speculated that Titan more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Curcumin nano-formulation: enhanced anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties

The project aims to design and develop curcumin nanoparticles using various fabrication approaches, including liposome-nanoparticle assemblies and polymer-coated nanoparticles. The more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)

Why are Ionic Liquids Extraordinary Solvents?

The use of ionic liquids has exploded over the last decades as solvents for unusual or difficult chemical syntheses.  These liquids consist solely of ions and have melting poin more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Protecting the heart from ischaemia-reperfusion injury: a new role for FXYD proteins?

We are interested to have a PhD student join our team at the Kolling Institute, examining the therapeutic potential of FXYD proteins in a model of heart attack/myocardial infarction more...

Supervisor(s): Figtree, Gemma (Associate Professor)

Catalysis of Sustainable Processes

Available projects involve the development of novel catalysts for the generation of hydrogen by splitting water with sunlight, for biomass conversion, for green industrial oxidation more...

Supervisor(s): Masters, Tony (Associate Professor)

An innovative synthesis technique to fabricate nano-sized calcium phosphate particles

The project aims to develop a novel method to fabricate homogenous and non-aggregated nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HA) particles capable of delivering therapeutic nucleic acids into t more...

Supervisor(s): Rohanizadeh, Ramin (Dr)