Associate Professor Peter Fredericks
Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science|
E-Block, Gardens Point
2 George Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
PO Box 2434
Brisbane Qld 4001
Research Group: Queensland University of Technology, School of Physical Sciences
Phone: 07 3138 2341
Fax: 07 3138 1804
Current Research ActivitiesMy research is in the field of modern vibrational spectroscopy including Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy, Raman microprobe spectroscopy and imaging spectroscopy. This includes:
- Analysis of biological samples such as wool and hair, teeth, soft tissues, skin, etc. The most recent work has been on infrared spectroscopy of bacterial cells and colonies.
- Analytical techniques derived from surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). SERS has the capability to detect and identify trace organic and inorganic species, and has the potential to be a sensitive analytical tool. We hare developing SERS nanoparticles for bioassay application.