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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


1. SEM image of Zinc imidazolate framework 8(ZIF-8) particles by Tian Tian

SEM image of Zinc imidazolate framework 8(ZIF-8) particles. The image is to see the particle size of my materials, which are microporous compound used for drug delivery for cancer cells. As used for drug delivery, the particles should be controlled, so the SEM is just to see if the particle size is in an acceptable range. The good crystal as shown in the images is expected as they can be easily characterized.

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Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

16 September 2019

Researchers from our Adsorption and Advanced Materials group have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.

August paper of the month: Ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance of liquids confined in ferromagnetic and paramagnetic materials

16 September 2019

Researchers from our department’s magnetic resonance research centre show new insight provided by ultra-low-field techniques.

Our MPhil in Biotechnology wraps up a successful first year

4 September 2019

Our MPhil in Biotechnology 2018-19 course came to an official close last week with their first student cohort presenting their work at the course symposium.