This project aims to explore research that can offer insights into the understandings of the bactericidal properties of nanopillared/ textured surfaces, onto orthopedic implants by mimicking the nano-pillar structures derived from cicada wings by using HIM and also Hydro Thermal techniques. This project also aims to study the physical mechanisms of the fracture of bacteria using numerical modelling. This proposed research will result in new generation implants with minimal bacterial infection, that could result in saving millions of dollars to the Australian healthcare system and also improve quality of life in aged population. It is also anticipated that, the outcomes from this research may lead to establishment of new implant industry sector in Australia.
Funding / Grants
- ARC Discovery project (DP180101098) (2018 - 2021)
Other Team Members
- Shahali, Hesam, Hasan, Jafar, Mathew, Asha, Wang, Hongxia, Yan, Cheng, Tesfamichael, Tuquabo, Yarlagadda, Prasad (2019) Multi-biofunctional properties of three species of cicada wings and biomimetic fabrication of nanopatterned titanium pillars Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 7 (8), pp.1300-1310.