ARC Nanotechnology Network
Associate Professor Chun Tung Chou

Associate Professor Chun Tung Chou

 
Associate Professor
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052
Research Group: Nano Communication and Nano Networking
 
Webpage: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~ctchou
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Phone: (02) 9385 7203
Fax: (02) 9385 5995
 
 

Current Research Activities

Nanotechnology will one day enable the development of nano scale devices which are capable of computing, sensing, actuation and communication. My research focuses on how these nano scale devices can communicate with each other. There are two current projects.

(1) The first project investigates how nano scale devices can use molecules to communicate with each other. This project is inspired by how living cells communicate with each other using signalling molecules. With the emergence of synthetic biology, it is possible to produce nano devices that are made of bio-materials. The goal of this project is to understand how these bio-nano devices can talk to each other using molecules. The project aims to understand how these bio-nano devices can encode and decode messages and how efficient the communication is.

(2) The second project investigates how electromagnetic (wireless) communication between nano scale devices can be used to improve the selectivity of chemical reactors. An important issue is that the performance of wireless communication in a chemical reactors between nano devices is highly influenced by the chemical composition within the chemical reactor, which changes over time. The project has developed adaptive algorithms to deal with this issue.

Sample publications are:

E Zarepour, AA Adesina, M Hassan, CT Chou
Innovative Approach to Improving Gas-to-Liquid Fuel Catalysis via Nanosensor Network Modulation
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53 (14), 5728-5736

CT Chou
Extended master equation models for molecular communication networks
IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 12 (2), 79-92

CT Chou
Molecular Communication Networks with General Molecular Circuit Receivers
1st ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NANOCOM 2014)

E Zarepour, M Hassan, CT Chou, AA Adesina
Power Optimization in Nano Sensor Networks for Chemical Reactors
1st ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NANOCOM 2014)