Focused on improving quality of life, Frank Gu Lab designs, develops, and optimises nanotechnologies with real-world applications.

With expertise in targeted delivery, ocular technologies, diagnostics, and water treatment, we're innovating at the forefront of medicine and environmental protection.

 


Research Areas

OCULAR DELIVERY

We develop nanomedicines by packaging drugs inside nanoparticle carriers that stick to the eye and slowly release drugs, resulting in fewer required dosages and drugs.

WATER TREATMENT

Using a proprietary, nano-enabled photocatalyst to harness the Sun's energy, our system efficiently and passively scrubs wastewater of toxic materials.

PATHOGEN DIAGNOSTICS

We utilise the unique properties of nanomaterials to simultaneously detect and identify several pathogens in a single test through colourmetric identification.

SOIL REMEDIATION

By designing nanoparticles to avoid clean soil and target contaminants, we increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and economics of soil remediation.


SELECT PUBLICATIONS

 Nanomaterials for Ocular Drug Delivery

Nanomaterials for Ocular Drug Delivery

 Interactions between bacterial surface and nanoparticles govern the performance of “chemical nose” biosensors

Interactions between bacterial surface and nanoparticles govern the performance of “chemical nose” biosensors

 Photocatalytic Activity of Hydrogenated TiO2

Photocatalytic Activity of Hydrogenated TiO2

 Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors Incorporating Gold Nanoparticles

Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors Incorporating Gold Nanoparticles


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