Vivekananthan Balakrishnan

Thesis Title: Design, characterization and optimization of silicon carbide thermal sensors. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Prof. Nam Trung Nguyen

Co-supervisor: Dr. Dzung Viet Dao

Key themes: Study of Segmented wires and thin film microheaters, Development of suitable analytical models, Novel thermal flow sensors for harsh environments


Jing Jin

Thesis Title: Coalescence of liquid marbles. Commence 2017

Principal supervisor: Prof. Nam Trung Nguyen

Co-supervisor: Dr. Dzung Dao

Key themes: Manipulation of liquid marbles; Coalescence of liquid marbles through vertical collision, liquid marble work as a novel digital microfluidic paltform


Munaz Ahmed

Thesis Title: Devices and systems for three-dimensional cell. Commenced 2015

Principal supervisor: Prof. Nam Trung Nguyen

Co-supervisor: Dr. Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

Key themes: Microfluidics, 3D spheroids and their fusion, Cell mixing, separation and on chip detection


Sreejith K. R.

Thesis Title: Polymerase chain reaction using liquid marbles. Commenced 2018.

Principal supervisor: Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen

Co-supervisor: Dr. Dzung Dao

Key themes: Analytical modelling, simulation, and implementation of microreactors for biochemical reactions using liquid marbles. High throughput PCR platform using Liquid marbles.  Mechanical characterisation of liquid marbles.


Adrian Teo

Thesis Title: Active Droplet Control and Manipulation in Microfluidics. Commenced 2017

Principal supervisor: Dr. Say Hwa Tan

Co-supervisor: Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen

Key themes: Theoretical modeling of droplet generation and dynamics. Pressure driven flow for microfluidic applications. Utilization of negative pressure in droplet manipulation.


Nikhil Aravindakshan

Thesis title: Design, optimization and characterization of photonic crystal beads for environmental application. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Qin Li

Co-supervisors: Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen, Prof. Huijun Zhao, Prof. Dongyuan Zhao

Key themes: Fabrication of multilayered photonic beads, Investigating the optical properties of the hierarchical structure and understand the photon emission dynamics, Combining new composite materials to the hierarchical structures and optimizing them for efficiently utilizing full spectrum of solar energy for applications involving photovoltaics, photocatalysis and sensing.


Kseniia Boriachek

Thesis Title: A Portable Device for the Analysis of Exosomal Biomarkers in Human Cancer. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Dr. Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

Co-supervisor: Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen

Key themes: P-O-C device, exosomal cancer biomarker, non-invasive detection


Ripon Bhattacharjee

Thesis Title: Beyond Bisulfite Treatment Based Approaches: A Novel Electrochemical/Colorimetric Method for DNA Methylation Analysis. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Dr Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

Co-supervisor: Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen

Key themes: DNA methylation, Bisulfite free, Electrochemistry


Sharda Yadav

Thesis Title: Molecular diagnostics for glycosylated proteins and autoantibodies. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Dr. Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

Co-supervisor: Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen

Key themes: Measuring glycosylation in proteins and autoantibodies against them is of great interest to biology and medicine. Such information is extremely difficult to access via currently available conventional methodologies. Highly efficient analysis of glycosylated protein and autoantibodies can be achieved using electrochemical and microfluidics phenomenon.


Md. Nazmul Islam

Thesis Title: Towards point-of-care biosensing of RNA biomarkers in cancer. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Dr. Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

Co-supervisor: Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen

Key themes: Ribonucleic acids as cancer biomarkers, Developing low cost tools for cancer detection, Electrochemical and plasmonic nano-biosensors

 

 

 


Lena Gorgannezhad

Thesis Title: Beyond PCR and sequencing: A new method for real-time and label-free analysis of ctDNA. Commenced 2016

Principal supervisor: Dr. Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

Co-supervisor: Prof. Nam Trung Nguyen

Key themes: Cancer detection, ctDNA

Alumni

PhD students

  1. Dr. Harshad KAMBLE PhD (supervisor, 2015-2017) Production engineer, Bilba Group, Australia
  2. Dr. Raja VADIVELU (supervisor, 2013-2017) Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  3. Dr. Mei Kum KHAW (co-supervisor, 2013-2017) Assistant Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
  4. Dr. Toan DINH (supervisor, 2014-2017) Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  5. Dr. Majid HEJAZIAN (supervisor, 2014-2017) Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Australia
  6. Dr. Chin Hong OOI PhD (supervisor, 2014-2017) Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  7. Dr. PHAN Hoan Phuong PhD (supervisor, 2013-2015) Griffith Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  8. Dr. PHAN Dinh Tuan PhD (supervisor, 2011-2015) Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  9. Dr. HO Peng Ching PhD (supervisor, 2007-2011)  Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  10. Dr. ZHU Guiping PhD (supervisor, 2009-2013) Associate Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nanjing, China (2009-2013)
  11. Dr. TOH Guek Geok Alicia  PhD (supervisor, 2010-2014) Senior Research Engineer, Agency for Science, Technology and Research A*STAR, Singapore
  12. Dr. KONG Tian Fook PhD (supervisor, 2010-2014) Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  13. Dr. Ranjini RADHAKRISHNAN (co-supervisor, 2008-2012) Research Fellow, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India
  14. Dr. Navid KASHANINEJAD PhD (co-supervisor, 2008-2012) Research Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  15. Dr. Sayed Ali MOUSAVI Shaegh PhD (supervisor, 2008-2012) Assistant Professor, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  16. Dr. XU Bin PhD (co-supervisor, 2008-2012) Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Singapore
  17. Dr. CHE Zhizhao PhD (co-supervision, 2007-2011) Professor, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  18. Dr. SONG Chaolong PhD (supervisor, 2007-2011) Professor, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  19. Dr. PHAN Vinh Nguyen PhD (supervisor, 2007-2011) Senior Product Development Engineer, Bosch Automotive R&D Center, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam
  20. Dr. LI Aidan PhD (co-supervision, 2006-2010) Senior Research Scientist, Horizon Energy Systems, Singapore
  21. Dr. LIU Jing PhD (supervisor, 2007-2011) Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute @ NTU, Singapore
  22. Dr. JIAO Zhenjun PhD (supervisor, 2006-2008), Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
  23. Dr. Sun YI PhD (co-supervisor, 2005-2008), Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  24. Dr. WU Zhigang PhD (supervisor, 2001-2005), Distinguished Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  25. Dr. LUO Cheng PhD (supervisor, 2002-2005)

Master of Engineering students

  1. LUONG Trung Dung (supervisor, 2008-2011), Development engineer, GWF MessSysteme AG, Germany
  2. TAN Hsih Yin BEng (supervisor, 2008-2010), Research fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  3. TAN Say Hwa Patrick (supervisor, 2008-2010) ARC DECRA fellow, Griffith University, Australia
  4. Ali BEYZAVI (supervisor, 2006-2008) Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT
  5. TING Teck Hui (co-upervisor, 2005-2007) Metrology Engineer, Micron Technology, Singapore

Master of Science students

  1. YONG Kian Fei, Design of experiment (DOE) on printed flexible heaters and substrate materials (2008-2009)
  2. TAN Teck Choon, Handheld device development for microTAS (2005-2006)
  3. MECHERI Sathy Anarayanan Ashwin Microfluidic surface tension sensor (2005-2006)
  4. HO Peng Ching, BME/05/007 Modelling, fabrication and optical characterization of a polymeric micromixer based on serialsegmentation (2005-2006)
  5. BOSCO Monu, Analysis and Development of a polymeric continous DNA-amplifier (2002 -2003)