We have identified the use of nozzle-free electrospinning, a method that applies high voltage on a rotating electrode as a way to spontaneously produce nanoparticles on the surface of nanofibres. Our process could potentially speed up the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies that exploit the physical properties of nanoparticles and nanofibres, which are thousands of times thinner than a human hair. The particles’ small size means they behave different
Congratulations to Michael Chung, a PhD student from my group, on winning the poster award at this year’s CDT-ISM conference. He is fabricating wearable flexible sweat sensors for disease detection. So far every student, who presented a poster from the group at a conference, won an award! What a great achievement!