CHENG NanoBionics Group
Wenlong Cheng, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 302, Building
20 Research Way
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Tel.: +61 3 9905 3147
Fax: +61 3 9905 5686
system (such as cells) and 'hard' electronics (such as microprocesser)
often play with different materials by different principles. Biological
machinery mainly composes of soft materials, which is a fansinating
dynamic and intelligent system. In contrast, conventional
microelctronic devices are dominated by inorganic hard materials which
ofen lack of adaptive characteristics. Now, the two seemingly unrelated
systems meet at the nanoscale, affording new opportunities to build
new-generation self-sustainable, evolvable optoelectronic devices with
implications in both electronics and biology.
nanobionics research laboratory focuses on the design of
well-defined organically-capped metal nanoparticles (nanobionic
particles) for applications in Advanced Materials, Electronics, Biology
and Energy. We enable this concept through a highly
interdisciplinary research program across chemistry, biology, materials
science and microelectronic engineering. In particular, the main goals
of the nanobionics laboratory is to synthesize plasmonic high-quality
nanocrystals and conjugate them with biomolecules; rationally program
synthesis of nanobionoic particles; elucidate the fundamental
structure-function relationshipes; develop adaptive energy-harvesting
and sensing devices.
Postdoc position available
March 2014 - Congratulations to Shu and other lab members on our
recent paper in Nature Communication on Wearable pressure sensors with
touch sensitivity. The work was broadcasted by BBC world Service, check out the interview here! and livescience press release.
Jan 2013 - Congratuations Yi on our paper in Advanced Materials. It
reports the thinnest free-standing gold nanomembranes. Check out our
paper @ Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 80-85.
April 2011 - the first artiticial periodic table (plasmonic
nanoparticle periodic table) was fomulated. Check out our paper @
Nature Nanotechnology 6, 268–276 (2011)
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