ARC Nanotechnology Network
Cell - surface Visualisation Group

Cell - surface Visualisation Group

Name of Group Leader:

Prof. Elena Ivanova  

Physical Address:

Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122  


(03) 9214 5137  


(03) 9819 0834  


Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

(1) Visualization of bacterial interactions with nano-structured surfaces
(2) Design and fabrication of nano-structured surfaces
(3) Bacterial attachment on optical fibre surfaces
(4) Bacterial adhesion on metallic surafces
(5) Bacterial interactions with plastic surfaces
(6) Bacterial interactions with minerals
(7) Investigation and Visualization of Electromagnetic Effects on bacterial cells  

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

(1) People: 2 full-time academic staff, 1 Research Assistant, 5 postgraduate students
(2) Budget: about 300k per year

Nanotechnology research facilities:

(1) FTA100 equipped with nano-dispensing system
(2) Olympus Fluorview FV1000 Spectroscopic Confocal System
(3) Atomic force microscopes (Solver P7LS, NT-MDT Co., Veeco Innova)
(5) Zeta potential analyzer (ZetaPALS, Brookhaven Instruments Co)
(6) Kurt J Lesker CMS -18 magnetron sputtering thin film deposition system
(7) FTIR
device characterisation systems
large equipment for analysis - XPS, STM/AFM. SEM



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