Inspired from the insect wing nanostructures, we have fabricated several surfaces that have efficiently killed bacterial cells. However, small changes in nanoscale features immensely affects the bacterial killing rate. There is a need to optimise certain parameters in the fabrication step such that an enhanced bacterial killing rate is achieved.
The specific aims of this project are to:
- Fabrication of nanostructured surfaces
- Optimisation of several parameters
- Investigation of bacterial attachment to find out the killing efficiency
It is expected that a range of parameters in the fabrications step would be identified as ‘critical’ for bacterial killing.
Skills and experience
You will need:
- a strong background in physics, chemistry, manufacturing, nanotechnology and materials engineering
- some knowledge about biological studies and various characterisation methods.
Contact the supervisor for more information.