ARC Nanotechnology Network
Miss Maria Arsianti

Miss Maria Arsianti

PhD Student
School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Research Group: Particle and Catalysis Research Group, ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of New South Wales
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Phone: +61 (02) 9385 4592
Fax: +61 (02) 9385 5966

Current Research Activities

A one pot synthesis technique for preparing iron oxide nanoparticles with controlled size, phase, morphology and magnetic properties has been developed. Careful tailoring of the particle surface improved it biocompatibility and reduced the size of the nanoparticles aggregates to less than 200 nm. Low toxicity and small size are pertinent to the use of the particles in vivo. This study also demonstrates the potential of using flame-spray made magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as a non-viral vector to enhance transfection efficiency.