Novel Synthesis and Bio-applications of Functional Macroporous Ordered Siliceous Foams (2010–2014)
This project aims to develop a novel vesicle templating approach, which will lead to large-scale, economic and environmentally sustainable synthesis of macroporous materials with unique pore structures compared to conventional macroporous materials. Such materials will be tailored to have superior properties for bioapplications such as mass spectrometry based proteomic research and virus and plasmid DNA separation. The project will provide new insights and fundamental understanding into the rational design and engineering of ordered macroporous structure at the molecular level. The resultant advanced functional macroporous materials will enable a new generation of effective bioseparation and diagnostics bio-technologies.