Conjugated Polymer based Optoelectronic Sensors for Health

Background

This project concept is the development of integrated technologies (optical/electronics response) for the highest sensitivity solid-state biosensor to tackle the limitation of non-invasive global disease detection nowadays. Investigation of the conjugated polymer material, which are synchronous in both optical and electrical properties, is a main point to promote the dual sensor-based system. The research aims to optimize the synthesis of electrospun nanofibers by utilizing the optoelectronics function of conjugated polymer materials. This novel chemical material will be able to detect the various biomarkers simultaneously with dual detection system and subsequently combined with Organic Field Effect Transistor platform to establish lab-on-a-chip wearable device.

Research project

  • Optimize the fabrication of Organic Field Effect Transistor for medical biosensor application.
  • Design the strategy for biomarker detection by utilizing optical/electrical function of conjugated polymer materials.
  • Characterization of the selected conjugated polymer materials to investigate the optoelectronic function.
  • Synthesis of conjugated polymer nanofibers by using electrospinning technique.
  • Modify the nanofiber surface to detect biomolecule targets.
  • Establish the novel point-of-care device system and propose the calibration of analyte detection.

Outcomes

Project’s achievement goal is to establish lab-on-a-chip for promoting point-of-care flexible device with non-invasive method as well as this know-how is a promising proof-of-concept work to encourage the development of medical wearable sensor technology. This prototype can be licensing to produce in the real world for impacting the betterment of human’s living.

Study level

  • Vacation Research Experience Scheme
  • Capstone (CVB304)
  • Honours
  • Master of Philosophy
  • PhD

  • Vithya Saahar Sethu Madhavan, Research fellow
  • Chattarika Khamhanglit, PhD