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
Prof 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
Prof 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.

Weblink: https://www.labformicrosystems.com/

Adrian Neild
Dr Prabhakar Ranganathan

We use modeling and computation to study complex behaviour that emerges from micromechanical interactions of soft materials such as polymer molecules, protein filaments or bilayer membranes, with a fluid environment.

Weblink: http://users.monash.edu.au/~prabhaka

Prabhakar Ranganathan
Prof 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
Prof 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