HYBRID MATERIALS

Our hybrid materials combine biomolecules with inorganic or polymeric nanostructures. We often employ nanostructured building blocks, which functionalized using multifunctional surface linkers to enable attachment of biomolecular components. We have developed a toolbox of different linkers, stabilising moieties and click-chemistries to tailor the attachment chemistry to biomolecules ranging from DNA to antibodies.  Our materials range from self-healing hydrogels suitable for 3D printing of engineered tissue to silver nanoparticles doped DNA polymers for design of memory devices.

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Double stranded DNA grown on gold nanoparticles

Silver Nanoparticles on TEM grid

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Polydopamine nanoparticle spaceship

Collaborators

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Hitachi Cambridge

Dr. Frederic Brossard

Hitachi Cambridge

Photonic crystal biosensors 

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Prof. Nagore Gabilondo

Materials and Technology Group Department of Chemical Engineering and Environment University of Basque Country, Spain.

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Prof. Nagore Gabilondo

Institute of Photonics Technologies

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan.