Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Synthesis and fabrication of optically-active materials using both top-down and bottom-up approaches to provide high quality plasmonic nanomaterials for biosensing.
- Development of nanoplasmonics-based biosensing platforms, including but not limited to SPR, LSPR, SERS, and particle-based detections.
- Development of point-of-care analyses: we aim to incorporate and transfer molecular diagnostic techniques and nanoplasmonic transducers on to compact lab-on-a-chip formats.
Current Research Opportunities
Public outreach & key achievements
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Serving as independent reviewer for journals: Small, Nanoscale, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Analytical Biochemistry, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sensors, Analytica Chimica Acta, Journal of Applied Microbiology, International Journal of Food Microbiology, etc
|Peroxidase-mimicking nanomaterials for mercury detection in water samples
|Plasmonic foodsmartphone assay for food spoilage microorganisms
|A development of sensor-based diagnostics for animal health applications (co-supervising with Dr Mark Mooney)
|Development and evaluation of a paper-based microfluidic device to detect and differentiate Mycobacterium tuberculosis (co-supervising with Dr Linda Stewart)
Alumni: Where are they now
|Queen’s University of Belfast