That’s gold! Griffith finds cheap way to detect cancer

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Griffith University scientists have developed a new class of nanomaterials that could detect early cancer. The inexpensive, non-invasive diagnostic tool can deliver sensitive and specific results that are easily and quickly interpreted with less reliance on laboratory equipment. Working with the team from the University of Wollongong (UOW), the researchers have developed a new class […]

Lab on a chip: The future for drug discovery

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A leading micro and nano technologist has revealed a new way to drug screen, saving the health system money and time. With the lab-to-market timeframe of a new drug being up to 20 years, Dr Say Hwa Tan of Griffith University’s Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre hopes his new technology and methods will slash that […]

Researchers uncover new light harvesting potentials

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Griffith University researchers have discovered significant new potentials for light harvesting through narrowing the bandgap of titania and graphene quantum dots. The researchers for the first time have found a quantum-confined bandgap narrowing mechanism where UV absorption of the grapheme quantum dots and TiO2 nanoparticles can easily be extended into the visible light range. Such […]

Engineering a driving force at Chem-E-Car

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A group of first-year Griffith University environmental engineering students enjoyed a successful debut in the Chem-E-Car competition at the recent Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering in Melbourne. The competition challenges students’ ability to design and build a car that uses a chemical reaction, or reactions, to power it and control the distance it travels […]

Agreement boosts silicon carbide potential

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California has its Silicon Valley and Queensland could have a Silicon Carbide Coast. Speaking at the signing ceremony for an agreement  between Griffith University and Chinese high-tech company SICC Materials Co Ltd, Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said the collaboration would help build research capacity and could realise the establishment of a silicon carbide industry […]