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Plasma nanotechnology

Plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research topic focusing on physical, chemical, and biological effects of low-temperature plasmas.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Evaluation of bacetericidal effects of nano-textured surfaces

The scope of this project involves the design and production of nano-textured surfaces by various methods. It also an evaluation of its physical and mechanical properties and biological properties by various standard characterisation and biological techniques.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Dynamical systems and theoretical biology

Numerous physical and biological systems involve processes of diffusive and/or advective transport (for example, pollutant dispersal, insect pest infestation, heat) and/or reaction (such as interaction, growth, decay) that vary over space and time. As such they can best be described by coupled systems of partial differential equations.Projects are available that focus on aspects of constructing and validating mathematical models and simulations of tissue growth and repair problems, such as epidermal and corneal wound healing, bone fracture healing and tumour growth.Mathematically, …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

The role of noise in simulating biophysical phenomena

How should noise in biological applications be interpreted? As white noise? Coloured noise,using Stochastic Differential Equations (SDEs)? Or as random noise with representation byRandom Ordinary Differential Equations (RODEs)? This project will explore how RODEs and SDEs are used in computational biology, along with thedevelopment of numerical algorithms for solving such differential equations. It will compare andcontrast the dynamics obtained with those from the different approaches, and investigateimplementation strategies and stability issues. There are subtle modelling and simulation issues when using …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

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