ARC Nanotechnology Network
Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC)

Polymer Electronics Research Centre (PERC)

Name of Group Leader:

Asociate Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic  

Physical Address:

23 Symonds Street
Science Centre Building 301, Level 5
Auckland 1142
New Zealand  

Mailing Address:

School of Chemical Sciences
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


+64 9 373 7599 ext 88272  


+64 9 373 7422  


Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

Gene Biosensors

Novel DNA sensor technologies based on conducting polymers, photoluminescent polymers and inorganic crystals for rapid and sensitive gene detection.
Sensing Oxidants and Antioxidants

Electrochemical based sensor technologies using inert electrodes and conducting polymers as redox mediators.
Responsive Membranes / Hybrid Plastics

Incorporation of conducting polymers and nanoparticles into conventional plastics to create composites with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Nanostructured Materials

Investigation of self-assembled conducting polymer systems and applications that exploit their structural characteristics.
Conducting Polymer Actuators and Micropumps

Development of actuating and strain gauge systems based upon the ion and solvent movement involved in conducting polymer redox processes, and their inclusion in devices.
Further medical and engineering applications

Additional project areas including conducting polymer wound-dressings, membranes, organic film transistors, and drug delivery.

Project work involving the University of Auckland Microfab facility and clean room.

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

20 academics, 50 reserach students, post-docs involved to the various degrees  

Nanotechnology research facilities:

SEM, TEM, XPS, Raman, FTIR, ESR, Electrochemistry facilities, microfabrication  



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