Centre Investigator named in $1.34M to Boost Australian Innovations in the Detection of Chemical and Biological Threats

Congratulations to the team of researchers from Monash University (Prof. Nico Voelcker), University of New South Wales (Dr. Tushar Kumeria) and QUT Centre for Materials Science investigator, Professor Prashant Sonar for their $402k grant success to develop a porous photonic micro-cavities–enhanced in-field toxic chemical sensor funded by The Victorian Defence Science Institute (DSI) and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). Prof. Prashant Sonar will develop carbon-based fluorescent probes engineered via enriched surface chemistry for this project. This specifically designed and synthesised material will be used with porous photonic cavities for toxic chemical sensing.

Full details of the media release can be found here.