Micro/nano Engineering

Research focus

Researchers in the department often work at very small scales in areas as diverse as studying the mechanisms of microswimmers to microfabricated devices for handling cell and from optical sensors to graphene supercapacitors.

Meet the researchers

Dr. Victor Cadarso Busto

We develop novel and scalable technologies for the fabrication of functional surfaces and 3D complex structures for applications in optical MEMS, biomedical devices, environmental monitoring and sensing platforms.

Weblink: http://www.appliedmicronanolab.com

Victor Cadarso Busto
Dr. Jing Fu

My research interests are to combine nanoengineering tools, particularly charged particle beams to solve the structural and chemical maps, and to understand various interactions at cell-material interfaces.

Jing Fu
Professor Mainak Majumder

We apply fundamentals of materials science, notably Carbon, to create scientific & business opportunities. Our innovations have impacted a wide gamut of engineering problems such as water treatment, energy storage in supercapacitors & batteries, strain sensors, micro-/nano-fluidics and anti-corrosion coatings.

Weblink: http://nsel.com.au

Mainak Majumder
Professor Adrian Neild

Microfluidics and microsensors for applications in biomedical devices and instrumentation. Specializing in lab-on-a-chip systems, often using ultrasonic actuation, to control sample handling and delivery, cell sorting, fluid mixing and reactions.

Adrian Neild
Dr. Reza Nosrati

Microfluidics, Infertility, Diagnostics, Organ-on-a-chip, Sperm Function, Cell Motility, Bioengineering, Biosensors, Biomedical Devices, Biological Fluid Dynamics.

Reza Nosrati
Dr. Prabhakar Ranganathan

Mesoscale simulations of micro/nanohydrodynamics (e.g. Brownian Dynamics, Stokesian Dynamics, Dissipative Particle Dynamics etc.) Microstructure-based constitutive modeling of viscoelastic stresses in polymer solutions, particle suspensions, active matter and other complex fluids. Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Artificial chemically-driven microswimmers and their suspensions.

Weblink: www.complexfluidsystems.org

Prabhakar Ranganathan
Professor Bijan Shirinzadeh

Robotics/Parallel Mechanisms, Micro/Nano Manipulation Mechanisms; Intelligent Sensing and Control: Laser-based Sensing, Measurement and Control; Robotic Assisted Surgery / Haptics; Cell Surgery/Manipulation; Complex/Autonomous Systems; Automation and Manufacturing Sciences: Automated Fibre Placement, Fixturing and Machining.

Weblink: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/rmrl

Bijan Shirinzadeh
Professor Raman Singh

Novel Nanotechnology and Green Approaches (e.g., Graphene Ultra-thin Coatings and Nanostructured Alloys for Mitigation of Environment-assisted Degradation (Corrosion); Environment-assisted cracking – Mechanism, Monitoring and Mitigation; Integrity of Civil and Aerospace structures and Bioimplants.

Raman Singh