Dr Anna Wang

Dr Anna Wang

Senior Lecturer
  • BSc(Adv H1M) - The University of Sydney (2009)
  • SM in Applied Physics - Harvard University (2013)
  • PhD in Applied Physics - Harvard University (2016)
Science
School of Chemistry

I am from Sydney and spent almost a decade overseas in Massachusetts, USA. I have a background in physics and biochemistry, and enjoy working in the interdisciplinary fields of astrobiology, biophysics, and soft matter.

Experience and background

  • BSc (Adv H1M), The University of Sydney (2009)
  • SM in Applied Physics, Harvard University (2013) 
  • PhD in Applied Physics, Harvard University (2016)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Astrobiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (2016-2018)

For details on our lab's research, please see the lab website here: annawanglab.com and send me an email!

Phone
+61-2-9385-7928
Location
Science and Engineering Building (lab) and Hilmer Building (office) UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Lowe LA; Loo DWK; Wang A, 2022, 'Methods for Forming Giant Unilamellar Fatty Acid Vesicles', in Membrane Lipids: Methods and Protocols, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1843-1_1
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Yin L; Wang A; Shi H; Gao M, 2021, 'Quantitatively visualizing the activity of MMP-2 enzyme in vivo using a ratiometric photoacoustic probe', in Chan J (ed.), PHOTOACOUSTIC PROBES FOR IN VIVO IMAGING, ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC, pp. 59 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2021.06.035
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Lovegrove JT; Humphreys BA; Wong CK; de Campo L; Wang A; Garvey CJ; Stenzel MH, 2024, 'Correction to Assembly of Multicompartment Glycopolymer Worms in Aqueous Solution', Macromolecules, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.4c00738
    Journal articles | 2024
    Rawat S; Trius Béjar J; Wang A, 2024, 'Characterization of Optical, Thermal, and Viscoelastic Properties of Pollenkitt in Angiosperm Pollen Using In-Line Digital Holographic Microscopy.', ACS Appl Bio Mater, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.4c00367
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen C; Yi R; Igisu M; Sakaguchi C; Afrin R; Potiszil C; Kunihiro T; Kobayashi K; Nakamura E; Ueno Y; Antunes A; Wang A; Chandru K; Hao J; Jia TZ, 2023, 'Spectroscopic and Biophysical Methods to Determine Differential Salt-Uptake by Primitive Membraneless Polyester Microdroplets', Small Methods, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smtd.202300119
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cui Y; Lee P; Reardon JJ; Wang A; Lynch S; Otero JJ; Sizemore G; Winter JO, 2023, 'Evaluating glioblastoma tumour sphere growth and migration in interaction with astrocytes using 3D collagen-hyaluronic acid hydrogels', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, 11, pp. 5442 - 5459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d3tb00066d
    Journal articles | 2023
    Deckel Y; Lowe LA; Rawat S; Turner M; Luong J; Wang A, 2023, 'Using Holographic Microscopy To Measure the Effect of Confinement on Crowding Agents in Lipid Vesicles', ChemBioChem, 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbic.202300069
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fan Z; Deckel Y; Lowe LA; Loo DWK; Yomo T; Szostak JW; Nisler C; Wang A, 2023, 'Lipid Exchange Promotes Fusion of Model Protocells (Small Methods 12/2023)', Small Methods, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smtd.202370066
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fan Z; Deckel Y; Lowe LA; Loo DWK; Yomo T; Szostak JW; Nisler C; Wang A, 2023, 'Lipid Exchange Promotes Fusion of Model Protocells', Small Methods, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smtd.202300126
    Journal articles | 2023
    Feng Y; Fang J; Zhao Y; Ye S; Wang A; Zhang Y; Zhu J; Li J; Lv Z; Zhao Z; Shi H, 2023, 'NIR Light-Mediated Mitochondrial RNA Modification for Cancer RNA Interference Therapeutics', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202218969
    Journal articles | 2023
    King JP; Wang A, 2023, 'Putative roles of terpenoids in primitive membranes', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2023.1272163
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lovegrove JT; Humphreys BA; Wong CK; de Campo L; Wang A; Garvey CJ; Stenzel MH, 2023, 'Assembly of Multicompartment Glycopolymer Worms in Aqueous Solution', Macromolecules, 56, pp. 3195 - 3203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.2c02466
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lowe LA; Wang A, 2023, 'Preparation of Giant Vesicles with Mixed Single-Tailed and Double-Tailed Lipids', Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 2622, pp. 71 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-2954-3_6
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stuart-Fox D; Ng L; Barner L; Bennett ATD; Blamires SJ; Elgar MA; Evans AR; Franklin AM; Hölttä-Otto K; Hutchison JA; Jativa F; Jessop AL; Kelley J; McGaw J; Mei J; Mirkhalaf M; Musameh M; Neto C; O’Connor AJ; Schork T; Schröder-Turk GE; Voelcker NH; Wang A; Watson GS; Watson JA; Wesemann L; Wong WWH, 2023, 'Challenges and opportunities for innovation in bioinformed sustainable materials', Communications Materials, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s43246-023-00405-z
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sun R; Zhang Y; Gao Y; Zhao M; Wang A; Zhu J; Cheng X; Shi H, 2023, 'A tumor-targetable NIR probe with photoaffinity crosslinking characteristics for enhanced imaging-guided cancer phototherapy', CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 14, pp. 2369 - 2378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2sc06413h
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zhang SJ; Lowe LA; Anees P; Krishnan Y; Fai TG; Szostak JW; Wang A, 2023, 'Passive endocytosis in model protocells', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2221064120
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cui C; Li J; Fang J; Zhao Y; Zhang Y; Ye S; Wang A; Feng Y; Mao Q; Qin H; Shi H, 2022, 'Building multipurpose nano-toolkit by rationally decorating NIR-II fluorophore to meet the needs of tumor diagnosis and treatment', CHINESE CHEMICAL LETTERS, 33, pp. 3478 - 3483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cclet.2022.03.023
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fang J; Feng Y; Zhang Y; Wang A; Li J; Cui C; Guo Y; Zhu J; Lv Z; Zhao Z; Xu C; Shi H, 2022, 'Alkaline Phosphatase-Controllable and Red Light-Activated RNA Modification Approach for Precise Tumor Suppression', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 144, pp. 23061 - 23072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c10409
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fang J; Zhao Y; Wang A; Zhang Y; Cui C; Ye S; Mao Q; Feng Y; Li J; Xu C; Shi H, 2022, 'In Vivo Quantitative Assessment of a Radiation Dose Based on Ratiometric Photoacoustic Imaging of Tumor Apoptosis', ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 94, pp. 5149 - 5158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.2c00098
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lowe LA; Kindt JT; Cranfield C; Cornell B; Macmillan A; Wang A, 2022, 'Subtle changes in pH affect the packing and robustness of fatty acid bilayers', Soft Matter, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2sm00272h
    Journal articles | 2022
    Martin C; Altman LE; Rawat S; Wang A; Grier DG; Manoharan VN, 2022, 'In-line holographic microscopy with model-based analysis', Nature Reviews Methods Primers, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s43586-022-00165-z
    Journal articles | 2022
    Rawat S; Wendoloski J; Wang A, 2022, 'cGAN-assisted imaging through stationary scattering media', Optics Express, 30, pp. 18145 - 18155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.450321
    Journal articles | 2022
    Saha A; Yi R; Fahrenbach AC; Wang A; Jia TZ, 2022, 'A Physicochemical Consideration of Prebiotic Microenvironments for Self-Assembly and Prebiotic Chemistry', Life, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/life12101595
    Journal articles | 2022
    Steller LH; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wang A, 2022, 'Dehydration Enhances Prebiotic Lipid Remodeling and Vesicle Formation in Acidic Environments', ACS Central Science, 8, pp. 132 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.1c01365
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhang Y; Fang J; Ye S; Zhao Y; Wang A; Mao Q; Cui C; Feng Y; Li J; Li S; Zhang M; Shi H, 2022, 'A hydrogen sulphide-responsive and depleting nanoplatform for cancer photodynamic therapy', NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-29284-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhao Y; Feng Y; Li J; Cui C; Wang A; Fang J; Zhang Y; Ye S; Mao Q; Wang X; Shi H, 2022, 'Endogenous ROS-Mediated Covalent Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles in Mitochondria: A "Sharp Sword" in Tumor Radiotherapy', ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 17, pp. 2355 - 2365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acschembio.2c00475
    Journal articles | 2021
    He L; Ye S; Fang J; Zhang Y; Cui C; Wang A; Zhao Y; Shi H, 2021, 'Real-Time Visualization of Embryonic Apoptosis Using a Near-Infrared Fluorogenic Probe for Embryo Development Evaluation', ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 93, pp. 12122 - 12130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02793
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mao Q; Fang J; Wang A; Zhang Y; Cui C; Ye S; Zhao Y; Feng Y; Li J; Shi H, 2021, 'Aggregation of Gold Nanoparticles Triggered by Hydrogen Peroxide-Initiated Chemiluminescence for Activated Tumor Theranostics', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 60, pp. 23805 - 23811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.202109863
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rawat S; Wang A, 2021, 'Accurate and practical feature extraction from noisy holograms', Applied Optics, 60, pp. 4639 - 4646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.422479
    Journal articles | 2021
    Roohani I; Cheong S; Wang A, 2021, 'How to build a bone? - Hydroxyapatite or Posner's clusters as bone minerals', Open Ceramics, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceram.2021.100092
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rubio-Sánchez R; O'Flaherty DK; Wang A; Coscia F; Petris G; Di Michele L; Cicuta P; Bonfio C, 2021, 'Thermally Driven Membrane Phase Transitions Enable Content Reshuffling in Primitive Cells', Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143, pp. 16589 - 16598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c06595
    Journal articles | 2021
    Toparlak D; Wang A; Mansy SS, 2021, 'Population-Level Membrane Diversity Triggers Growth and Division of Protocells', JACS Au, 1, pp. 560 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacsau.0c00079
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang A; Fang J; Ye S; Mao Q; Zhao Y; Cui C; Zhang Y; Feng Y; Li J; He L; Qiu L; Shi H, 2021, 'Assembly Transformation Jointly Driven by the LAP Enzyme and GSH Boosting Theranostic Capability for Effective Tumor Therapy', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 13, pp. 59787 - 59802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c21062
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Y; Zhao M; Fang J; Ye S; Wang A; Zhao Y; Cui C; He L; Shi H, 2021, 'Smart On-Site Immobilizable Near-Infrared II Fluorescent Nanoprobes for Ultra-Long-Term Imaging-Guided Tumor Surgery and Photothermal Therapy', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 13, pp. 12857 - 12865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c22555
    Journal articles | 2020
    Barkley S; Dimiduk TG; Fung J; Kaz DM; Manoharan VN; McGorty R; Perry RW; Wang A, 2020, 'Holographic Microscopy with Python and HoloPy', Computing in Science and Engineering, 22, pp. 72 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCSE.2019.2923974
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ding J; Mao Q; Zhao M; Gao Y; Wang A; Ye S; Wang X; Xie W; Shi H, 2020, 'Protein sulfenic acid-mediated anchoring of gold nanoparticles for enhanced CT imaging and radiotherapy of tumors in vivo', NANOSCALE, 12, pp. 22963 - 22969, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0nr06440h
    Journal articles | 2020
    Felmerer G; Stylianaki A; Hollmen M; Stroebel P; Stepniewski A; Wang A; Frueh FS; Kim B-S; Giovanoli P; Lindenblatt N; Gousopoulos E, 2020, 'Increased levels of VEGF-C and macrophage infiltration in lipedema patients without changes in lymphatic vascular morphology', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67987-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kindt JT; Szostak JW; Wang A, 2020, 'Bulk self-assembly of giant, unilamellar vesicles', ACS Nano, 14, pp. 14627 - 14634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c03125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Toparlak D; Wang A; Mansy S, 2020, 'Population-level Membrane Diversity Triggers Growth and Division of Protocells', , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.13238402.v1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Toparlak ÖD; Wang A; Mansy S, 2020, 'Population-level Membrane Diversity Triggers Growth and Division of Protocells', , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.13238402
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wan H; Zhou S; Gu P; Zhou F; Lyu D; Xu Q; Wang A; Shi H; Xu Q; Lu J, 2020, 'AIE-active polysulfates via a sulfur(vi) fluoride exchange (SuFEx) click reaction and investigation of their two-photon fluorescence and cyanide detection in water and in living cells', POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 11, pp. 1033 - 1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9py01448a
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang A; Mao Q; Zhao M; Ye S; Fang J; Cui C; Zhao Y; Zhang Y; Zhang Y; Zhou F; Shi H, 2020, 'pH/Reduction Dual Stimuli-Triggered Self-Assembly of NIR Theranostic Probes for Enhanced Dual-Modal Imaging and Photothermal Therapy of Tumors', ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 92, pp. 16113 - 16121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03800
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ye S; Cui C; Cheng X; Zhao M; Mao Q; Zhang Y; Wang A; Fang J; Zhao Y; Shi H, 2020, 'Red Light-Initiated Cross-Linking of NIR Probes to Cytoplasmic RNA: An Innovative Strategy for Prolonged Imaging and Unexpected Tumor Suppression', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 142, pp. 21502 - 21512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c10755
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhou S; Gu P; Wan H; Zhu Y; Wang A; Shi H; Xu Q; Lu J, 2020, 'TPE-containing amphiphilic block copolymers: synthesis and application in the detection of nitroaromatic pollutants', POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 11, pp. 7244 - 7252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0py01162b
    Journal articles | 2019
    Matsushita-Ishiodori Y; Hanczyc MM; Wang A; Szostak JW; Yomo T, 2019, 'Using imaging flow cytometry to quantify and optimize giant vesicle production by water-in-oil emulsion transfer methods', Langmuir, 35, pp. 2375 - 2382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03635
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang A; Chan Miller C; Szostak JW, 2019, 'Core-Shell Modeling of Light Scattering by Vesicles: Effect of Size, Contents, and Lamellarity', Biophysical Journal, 116, pp. 659 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2019.01.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang A; Szostak JW, 2019, 'Lipid constituents of model protocell membranes', Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, 3, pp. 537 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/ETLS20190021
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang A; Zwanikken JW; Kaz DM; McGorty R; Goldfain AM; Rogers WB; Manoharan VN, 2019, 'Before the breach: Interactions between colloidal particles and liquid interfaces at nanoscale separations', Physical Review E, 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physreve.100.042605
    Journal articles | 2019
    Xia H; Gao Y; Yin L; Cheng X; Wang A; Zhao M; Ding J; Shi H, 2019, 'Light-Triggered Covalent Coupling of Gold Nanoparticles for Photothermal Cancer Therapy', CHEMBIOCHEM, 20, pp. 667 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbic.201800648
    Journal articles | 2019
    Yin L; Sun H; Zhao M; Wang A; Qiu S; Gao Y; Ding J; Ji S-J; Shi H; Gao M, 2019, 'Rational Design and Synthesis of a Metalloproteinase-Activatable Probe for Dual-Modality Imaging of Metastatic Lymph Nodes in Vivo', JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 84, pp. 6126 - 6133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.9b00331
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhao M; Gao Y; Ye S; Ding J; Wang A; Li P; Shi H, 2019, 'A light-up near-infrared probe with aggregation-induced emission characteristics for highly sensitive detection of alkaline phosphatase', ANALYST, 144, pp. 6262 - 6269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9an01505a
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wang A; Miller CC; Szostak J, 2018, 'Interpreting turbidity measurements for vesicle studies', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/348904
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sun R; Yin L; Zhang S; He L; Cheng X; Wang A; Xia H; Shi H, 2017, 'Simple Light-Triggered Fluorescent Labeling of Silica Nanoparticles for Cellular Imaging Applications', CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 23, pp. 13893 - 13896, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703653
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang A; Rogers WB; Manoharan VN, 2017, 'Effects of Contact-Line Pinning on the Adsorption of Nonspherical Colloids at Liquid Interfaces', Physical Review Letters, 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.108004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rahmani AM; Wang A; Manoharan VN; Colosqui CE, 2016, 'Colloidal particle adsorption at liquid interfaces: Capillary driven dynamics and thermally activated kinetics', Soft Matter, 12, pp. 6365 - 6372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6sm00966b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang A; Garmann RF; Manoharan VN, 2016, 'Tracking E. coli runs and tumbles with scattering solutions and digital holographic microscopy', Optics Express, 24, pp. 23719 - 23725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.023719
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang A; McGorty R; Kaz DM; Manoharan VN, 2016, 'Contact-line pinning controls how quickly colloidal particles equilibrate with liquid interfaces', Soft Matter, 12, pp. 8958 - 8967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6sm01690a
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kelleher CP; Wang A; Guerrero-García GI; Hollingsworth AD; Guerra RE; Krishnatreya BJ; Grier DG; Manoharan VN; Chaikin PM, 2015, 'Charged hydrophobic colloids at an oil-aqueous phase interface', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.062306
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang A; Sha M; Chu M, 2015, 'A new process industry fault diagnosis algorithm based on ensemble improved binary-tree SVM', Chinese Journal of Electronics, 24, pp. 258 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cje.2015.04.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhang Z; Zeng X; Xie D; Chen D; Ding L; Wang A; Yang L; Zhong G, 2015, 'N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Activation of Esters of N-Hydroxyphthalimide: A Highly Enantioselective Route to Chiral Dihydropyridinones Bearing an All Carbon Quaternary Stereogenic Center', ORGANIC LETTERS, 17, pp. 5052 - 5055, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02527
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chu M; Wang A; Gong R; Sha M, 2014, 'Strip steel surface defect recognition based on novel feature extraction and enhanced least squares twin support vector machine', ISIJ International, 54, pp. 1638 - 1645, http://dx.doi.org/10.2355/isijinternational.54.1638
    Journal articles | 2014
    Wang A; Dimiduk TG; Fung J; Razavi S; Kretzschmar I; Chaudhary K; Manoharan VN, 2014, 'Using the discrete dipole approximation and holographic microscopy to measure rotational dynamics of non-spherical colloidal particles', Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 146, pp. 499 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.12.019
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sha M; Wang A; Chu M; Liu L, 2013, 'A virtual sample generation approach for blast furnace fault diagnosis', Applied Mechanics and Materials, 303-306, pp. 1379 - 1384, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.303-306.1379
    Journal articles | 2012
    Tuniz A; Pope B; Wang A; Large MCJ; Atakaramians S; Min SS; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Argyros A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT, 2012, 'Spatial dispersion in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', Optics Express, 20, pp. 11924 - 11935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011924
    Journal articles | 2011
    Wang A; Tuniz A; Hunt PG; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT; Large MCJ, 2011, 'Fiber metamaterials with negative magnetic permeability in the terahertz', Optical Materials Express, 1, pp. 115 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000115
    Journal articles | 2010
    Tuniz A; Kuhlmey BT; Lwin R; Wang A; Anthony J; Leonhardt R; Fleming SC, 2010, 'Drawn metamaterials with plasmonic response at terahertz frequencies', Applied Physics Letters, 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3428576
    Journal articles | 2009
    Wang A; Docherty A; Kuhlmey BT; Cox FM; Large MCJ, 2009, 'Side-hole fiber sensor based on surface plasmon resonance', Optics Letters, 34, pp. 3890 - 3892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003890
  • Preprints | 2023
    Deckel Y; Lowe LA; Rawat S; Turner M; Luong J; Wang A, 2023, Using holographic microscopy to measure the effect of confinement on crowding agents in lipid vesicles, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2303.00126
    Preprints | 2023
    Fan Z; Deckel Y; Lowe LA; Loo DWK; Yomo T; Szostak JW; Nisler C; Wang A, 2023, Lipid exchange promotes fusion of model protocells, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2305.01271
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Rawat S; Béjar JT; Wang A, 2023, 'Measuring the lipid content in angiosperms using in-line digital holographic microscopy', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2662803
    Preprints | 2023
    Zhang SJ; Lowe LA; Anees P; Krishnan Y; Fai TG; Szostak JW; Wang A, 2023, Passive endocytosis in model protocells., , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.01.07.522792
    Preprints | 2022
    Tran LHA; Lowe LA; Turner M; Luong J; Khamis OAA; Deckel Y; Amos ML; Wang A, 2022, Measuring vesicle loading with holographic microscopy and bulk light scattering, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2204.13068v2
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Rawat S; Wang A, 2021, 'Digital hologram denoising using conditional generative adversarial networks', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
    Preprints | 2021
    Rubio-Sánchez R; O’Flaherty D; Wang A; Coscia F; Di Michele L; Cicuta P; Bonfio C, 2021, Thermal oscillations enable reshuffling of genetic material in a primitive cell cycle, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.01.438038
    Preprints | 2021
    Steller LH; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wang A, 2021, Dehydration Enhances Prebiotic Lipid Remodeling and Vesicle Formation in Acidic Environments, , http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv-2021-rqs79
    Preprints | 2021
    Steller LH; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wang A, 2021, Dehydration Enhances Prebiotic Lipid Remodeling and Vesicle Formation in Acidic Environments, , http://dx.doi.org/10.33774/chemrxiv-2021-rqs79
    Preprints | 2020
    Kindt JT; Szostak JW; Wang A, 2020, Bulk self-assembly of giant, unilamellar vesicles, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2003.03115
    Preprints | 2018
    Barkley S; Dimiduk TG; Fung J; Kaz DM; Manoharan VN; McGorty R; Perry RW; Wang A, 2018, Holographic Microscopy with Python and HoloPy, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1806.00058
    Preprints | 2017
    Kelleher CP; Wang A; Guerrero-García GI; Hollingsworth AD; Guerra RE; Krishnatreya BJ; Grier DG; Manoharan VN; Chaikin PM, 2017, Charged hydrophobic colloids at an oil/aqueous phase interface, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1701.08801
    Preprints | 2016
    Rahmani AM; Wang A; Manoharan VN; Colosqui CE, 2016, Colloidal particle adsorption at liquid interfaces: Capillary driven dynamics and thermally activated kinetics, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1604.06836
    Preprints | 2016
    Wang A; McGorty R; Kaz DM; Manoharan VN, 2016, Contact-line pinning controls how quickly colloidal particles equilibrate with liquid interfaces, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1607.08154
    Preprints | 2016
    Wang A; Rogers WB; Manoharan VN, 2016, Effects of contact-line pinning on the adsorption of nonspherical colloids at liquid interfaces, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1607.08167
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Keshavarzi G; Wang A; Barber TJ; Yeoh GH; Manoharan VN, 2014, 'Holographic microscopy of micron-sized droplets at liquid-liquid interfaces', in Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
    Preprints | 2013
    Wang A; Dimiduk TG; Fung J; Razavi S; Kretzschmar I; Chaudhary K; Manoharan VN, 2013, Using the Discrete Dipole Approximation and Holographic Microscopy to Measure Rotational Dynamics of Non-spherical Colloidal Particles, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1310.4517
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wang A; Kaz DM; McGorty R; Manoharan VN, 2013, 'Discovering colloid-interface interactions with digital holographic microscopy', in Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, OSA, presented at Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/dh.2013.dtu2a.2
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Wang A; Kaz DM; McGorty R; Manoharan VN, 2013, 'Relaxation dynamics of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 336 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4794594
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Tuniz A; Pope B; Argyros A; Fleming S; Wang A; Large MCJ; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Kuhlmey BT, 2012, 'Spatial dispersion management in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', in 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Tuniz A; Pope B; Argyros A; Fleming S; Wang A; Large MCJ; Pogson EM; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Kuhlmey BT, 2012, 'Spatial dispersion management in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/qels.2012.qtu3f.2
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tuniz A; Wang A; Hunt P; Pogson E; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT; Large MC, 2011, 'Drawn metamaterial fibers with negative permeability', in 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Tuniz A; Wang A; Hunt P; Pogson E; Lewis RA; Bendavid A; Fleming SC; Kuhlmey BT; Large MC, 2011, 'Drawn metamaterial fibers with negative permeability', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers

Our lab works at the intersection of physics, chemistry, materials science, to answer questions about soft matter. Soft matter is everything that deforms easily - cell membranes, cream, gels - because internally, the components are held together by weak bonds (on the order of kT).

Studying soft matter can not only give us insight into the science of the everyday, from personal care products in the bathroom to the microfoams in our cappucinos, but can also shed light on basic science like the principles behind self-assembly and how cell-based life started on Earth.

For further details please see our lab website:

https://www.annawanglab.com/

 

Research interests:

  • Self-assembly
  • Holographic microscopy
  • Lipid bilayer membranes
  • Biophysics
  • Optics
  • Soft matter
  • Origins of life
  • Holography
  • Microscopy
  • Astrobiology

Selected public engagement:

My Research Supervision

I currently supervise HDR and Honours students, for details please see the lab website.

My Teaching

I really enjoy relating material in the classroom to our experience of the natural world, and our experience of the every day. Science and chemistry are everywhere, and everyone can enjoy complex problem solving whether it be in the lab or in the board room.

I teach into CHEM2921 (Food Chemistry), CHEM3061 (Chemistry of Materials), and CDEV3000 (Practice of Work).