Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology
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Private University Nanostructures Nanomaterials Quantum Dots Nanoparticles Soft Nano
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"Nano-photonics is a new area which involves the development of photonic devices in the submicro- and nano-scales. Research in this program is centered in the following areas: Photonic crystals: fabrication of new photonic crystals using photo-polymer materials; development of novel lasers and detectors using new photonic crystals, three- dimensional optical data storage method in low cost polymers (3DCD): commercialisation of 3DCD; multi-dimensional data storage with nano-particles, nanometry: imaging of quantum dots and nano-particles; single molecule detections and nano-fabrication: sub-micrometer resolution imaging and fabrication. "

Swinburne welcomes international students, with a current enrolment of over 3,000 international students from over 50 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America and the Middle East.  The university has nanotechnology-related programs in biotech, nanomedicine, materials and micro-photonics.

Biotechnology Programs and Research
Swinburne offers a three-year Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) program, as well as Double Degrees incorporating Business and Arts. These courses include the studies of bioethics, proteomics, gene therapy, genetically modified foods, bioremediation, protein engineering, immunology, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, drug and vaccine design, biomolecular arrays, stem cell therapy and bioinformatics.

Swinburne also offers a range of research opportunities at Masters and PhD level for graduate students in a range of Biotechnology and Bioengineering fields. Specific areas of current research include:

* Bioremediation of plastic films
* Assessment of the surface and colloid science properties of biological colloids
* Extraction of bioactive compounds from natural sources (plants and fungi)
* Chemical biocatalysis
* Improvement of water quality by using biocolloids as adsorbents of heavy metals
* Development of biomolecular static and dynamic devices
* Analysis of genetic variation of rotavirus isolates
* Cellular engineering on ordered artificial structures
* Biostatistics and bioinformatics
* Enzymatic de-inking of recycled paper
* Development of novel drug-delivery systems

Swinburne's Centre for Micro-Photonics is an internationally leading Centre in biophotonics and nanophotonics. It provides a world-class laboratory for training Australian and international research students. The Centre for Micro-Photonics Mission is to:
  • Develop innovative nanophotonic devices for all-optical information technology
  • Develop novel optoelectronic imaging methods for biological studies and industrial applications
  • Understand mechanisms for light interaction with biological materials

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