Study level

  • PhD
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Honours
  • Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Huai Yong Zhu
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Science

Overview

Developing “light controllable product selectivity switches” is of great interest in cross-coupling reactions based chemical synthesis. On an environmentally friendly plasmonic metal nano-particle surface, light irradiation can change the reactants adsorption on the surface, and thus change the relative ratio of the reactants for reaction. Different wavelengths contribute to tune this selectivity more accurately in a molecular level.

Research activities

In this project, we plan to investigate the wavelength dependent adsorption of molecules on metal nano-particle surface by visualising the process. Target molecules to show selective adsorption on plasmonic metal surface when irradiated with different wavelengths. Based on the results, a wavelength dependent selective functionalisation of film surface method will be developed.

Outcomes

Develop a new method of biofilm surface functionalisation technology by light and plasmonic electromagnetic field, with high selectivity and efficiency.

Scholarships

You may be eligible to apply for a research scholarship.

Explore our research scholarships

Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information.