Microfluidics and small point-of-care systems are set to revolutionise the future of health. They appear in prevention, diagnostics and monitoring processes. Additionally, these systems can provide benefit to drug delivery processes. CASLEO is dedicated to developing new systems that would positively impact and improve people’s health and well-being. The microfluidics and point-of-care systems of interest have incorporated liquid metal-based elements. Besides, CASLEO has a significant focus on developing different drugs that can impact pro-inflammatory conditions, neurotransmitters such as NO and H2S are being explored. Post transition metals can modulate the production of these neurotransmitter agents. Additionally, CASLEO is also interested in investigating the impact of transition and post transition metals and their compounds on single cells.Our project will investigate the full range of challenges associated with biogenic T&O, from source to tap, in order to empower Australian water utilities to improve management practices and ultimately deliver better water quality to consumers.

Figure 1 Liquid metal is used as the base for creating microfluidic pump without any moving part.


Chemical Engineering



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Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Kourosh Kalantar Zadeh
Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow
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Professor  Michael Ferry
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