Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Mechanical & Materials Engineering

This research program’s focus is on developing and fabricating materials and micro-devices. Projects involve nanoparticles for chemical and optical detection of molecules, materials and fabrication methods as well as electrical, mechanical and optical detection methods for particles, molecules and physiological states such as rare cells, blood glucose, and blood pressure.

Our wind tunnel Materials Engineering Materials engineering lab

Hot topics

  • Computational particle technologies
  • Inhaler design
  • Functional nano-composite material
  • Semiconductor-based nanosensor
  • High-entropy alloys
  • Risk analysis and accident modelling

Recent Achievements

  • Candace Lang has been active in the development of metallic materials for applications as diverse as jewellery, fuel cell catalysts, and medical electrodes.
  • G Leteba, RR Vanfleet, C I Lang, Synthesis of V, Pt and Pt-V nanoparticles, International Journal of Nanoparticles, (2013)


Photo Members Research Areas
 Anita Ho-Baillie
Associate Professor
  • Photovoltaic materials and devices
  • Opto-electronics materials and devices
  • Building integrated photovoltaics
  • Renewable Energy systems

Professor Candace Lang

Candace Lang
Full Profile
  • Metallic materials
  • Fuel cell catalysts
  • Medical electrodes
 Noushin Nasiri
Full Profile
  • Photodetectors
  • Solar Cells
  • Gas Sensors
  • Chemical Sensors
  • Nanofabrication
  • Metal Oxide Semiconductors
 Binesh Puthen Veetil
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Photovoltaics
  • Advanced material and device characterisation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Modelling and simulations
 Fatemeh Salehi
Full Profile
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Turbulent particle-laden and droplet-laden flows
  • Advanced clean energy technologies
  • Combustion Modelling

Associate Lecturer Nicholas Tse

Nicholas Tse
Associate Lecturer
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  • MRI contrast agents
  • Novel MR imaging techniques
  • Nanoparticle synthesis (Inorganics, silicates and metallic)
 Shuying Wu
Full Profile
  • Multifunctional nanocomposites
  • Flexible and stretchable smart sensors (for sensing strain, pressure, temperature etc)
  • Carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes, etc)
  • Advanced polymer composites/blends
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