Infections to medical devices are still a major complication. This project investigates a new antimicrobial coating that could be readily applied on all surfaces to prevent bacterial attachment and growth. The project is in collaborations with leading device R&D companies and manufacturers both in Australia and overseas and thus would give students opportunities for industry exposure.
Students will involve in:
- synthesis of the coating and applying on different surfaces
- investigating antimicrobial activities and bonding strength of the coating
- making prototype and investigating up-scaling of coating process.
The project is expected to:
- optimize the antimicrobial formulation
- develop coating process to apply on surfaces of metals, ceramics and polymers
- create prototypes on clinical devices
Skills and experience
Wet lab experience, background in chemistry, material science or physics is desirable.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact the supervisor for more information.