Dr. Jing Fu

Dr. Jing Fu

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 132, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Dr Jing Fu received M.Eng/Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, USA  in 2008, with concentration on developing nano/microfabrication processes for biomedical applications. From 2008 to 2010, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his research towards novel cell imaging. Dr Fu joined the Faculty of Engineering in 2010.

 

Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral fellow, NIH.
  • Certificate, translational research in clinical oncology, NIH.
  • M.Eng / Ph.D Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Penn State University.
  • M.Phil, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology.
  • B.Eng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Professional Appointments/Affiliations

Lecturer – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, (2010.3 – present).

Postdoctoral fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, (2008.7 – 2010.3).

Graduate teaching/research assistant, Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State University (2004 – 2008).

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Microscopy Society of America (MSA).

Research Projects

Current projects

Advanced focus ion beam microscope with secondary ion mass spectrometer from trace element characterisation and nanomachining of hard and soft matter.

This project aims to fill the critical gap in 3D imaging and compositional characterisation of metals, functional materials, polymers, biomaterials, ceramics and minerals at micro- and nano-scales. For the first time in Australia, coupling of dual column focused ion beam microscopy with secondary ion mass spectroscopy analysis will resolve the long-standing limitation of light and trace element analysis in scanning electron microscopes. Along with the ability to characterise a diverse range of materials in 3D, the new system will enable fabrication of functional nanoscale devices for nanotechnology, biomedical and energy applications. This will strengthen the international competitiveness of Australian fundamental and applied researchers.

Investigation of capillarity and photonics for inexpensive and accurate electrophoresis instrumentation.

Capillary electrophoresis in the form of a laboratory-on-a-chip device offers enhanced diagnostic support in a general urban healthcare context. In a rural setting, it maximizes the benefits of fast online medical consultation. The quest for it to operate using small sample volumes, which has strong advantages, is currently hindered by manufacture and usage limitations inherent in closed fluidic designs. In this project, we seek to harness the use of liquid capillarity, novel optical sensing and particle trapping to surmount these problems. This technology will be applied for accurate measurement of protein and small peptide concentrations in blood to facilitate cardiovascular disease studies and their monitoring.

3D Cryo-FIBSEM Imaging Facility for Biological and Material Sciences.

The proposed cryo-Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (Cryo-FIBSEM) will reveal isometric
3D information on the structure and composition of specimens at the nanometer scale. The cryo-FIBSEM will
be the first instrument of this type in Australia able to operate in a low temperature cryogenic mode. This will
enable the imaging of vitrified biological materials in a near native state and of non-biological material to allow imaging of for example fluids, emulsions, gels and interfaces between biological and non-biological materials. Synergistic workflows incorporating unique high-end microscopes at Monash will enable studying complex biological structures in their native context and atomic scale imaging of beam sensitive materials.

Past projects

Targeting NDM-producing 'superbugs': optimising novel combinations with 'old' polymyxins using pharmacological, molecular imaging and systems biology approaches.

3D Cryo-FIBSEM Imaging Facility for Biological and Material Sciences.

Ramm, G., Arns, C., Bhaskaran, M., Birbilis, N., Etheridge, J., Fu, J., Gaus, K., Manefield, M., McCulloch, D. G. & Whisstock, J.

Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD860,000.00, 1/01/15 → 31/12/17

 

3D printing of custom musical instruments for heritage and industry needs

Corn, A., McCormack, J., Carty, J., Tse, N., Fu, J., Parikesit, G., Robertson, W., Skinner, A. & Wanambi, W.

Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD115,028.00, 29/07/20 → 28/07/22

 

Advanced focus ion beam microscope with secondary ion mass spectrometer from trace element characterisation and nanomachining of hard and soft matter

Pereloma, E., Forsyth, M., Lang, C., Ivanova, E., Donne, S., Ye, L., Dou, S. X., Fu, J., Sheppard, L., Crosky, A., Birbilis, N., Nutman, A. P., Tieu, K. A., Nolan, D. J. & Gazder, A.

Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD980,000.00, 1/01/16 → 31/12/16

 

Engineering approaches towards atomic imaging of bacterial cells

Fu, J., Marceau, R. K. W. & Li, J.

Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD392,893.00, 1/01/18 → 31/12/20

 

Investigation of capillarity and photonics for inexpensive and accurate electrophoresis instrumentation

Ng, T., Fu, J., Liew, O. W. & Richards, M.

Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD340,000.00,  20/02/12 → 25/09/17

 

Targeting NDM-producing ‘superbugs’: optimising novel combinations with ‘old’ polymyxins using pharmacological, molecular imaging and systems biology approaches

Li, J., Boyce, J., Butler, M., Fu, J. & Nation, R.

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia): AUD563,021.171/01/13 → 31/12/15

 

Xe-plasma dual beam for advanced future materials

Motta, N., Golberg, D., Gu, Y., Yan, C., Ostrikov, K. (., Zou, J., Nogita, K., Nguyen, N. T., Dao, D. V., Fu, J., Alan, T. & Bradac, C.

Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD1,136,244.00, 17/04/18 → 31/12/20

Teaching Commitments

  • MEC5884 - Sustainable Engineering Systems (Semester 2)
  • MEC3416 - Engineering Design II (Semester 2).
Last modified: 25/11/2020