DeLouise Bio Nanomaterials Group
We manipulate materials on the micro, nano and molecular level scales to design biomedical devices for diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative studies of skin. Our multidisciplinary approach integrates experimental research and simulation to design devices that exploit the novel optical, morphological and surface chemical properties of nanostructured materials. Key focus areas include optical biosensing, microflulidic cell sorting and cell culture and nanoparticle skin penetration, skin imaging, translocation and targeted delivery.
Current Research Projects
- Microbubble array diffusion assay for the detection of cell secreted factors. Lab Chip. 14, 3640-50. (2014 Sep 21).
- Quantitative analysis of spherical microbubble cavity array formation in thermally cured polydimethylsiloxane for use in cell sorting applications. Biomed Microdevices. 16, 55-67. (2014 Feb 01).
- Understanding engineered nanomaterial skin interactions and the modulatory effects of ultraviolet radiation skin exposure. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 6, 61-79. (2013 Dec 16).