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About Us

We are a research team focussing on the development of new, potent and safe (macro)molecular compounds and materials for combating infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Driven by the rising global health challenges, our goal is to create technologies and knowledge pool that will lead to better health outcomes for the society.


Several concurrent projects underway including:

1) next generation biologically responsive (macro)molecular antimicrobial agents

2) reviving 'resisted' traditional antibiotics with (macro)molecular antimicrobial agents

3) smart membrane-disrupting (macro)molecular anticancer agents


We recognize that industry partnerships are key toward translating research from lab to real world applications. There are several government funded grant schemes that enable for such collaboration. Please contact us for more details.

We also provide contracted consulting services for new product development and process optimization on polymer-related applications.

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6 July 2022 - Latest Paper on Combination Therapy

Check out our latest publication on the benefits of using 2 different membrane active antimicrobial agents in combination with antibiotics.

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10 May 2022 - Chem Eng Design Project

Well done to this amazing team who won the Chem Eng Best Design Project Team 2022. It was great to be with you all for the last 12 weeks and a privileged to be your mentor. Best of luck with the next stage of your careers, and I'm sure you all will do well!


23 Mar 2022 - Open Lab Tour

Giving UNSW Chem Eng 3rd year undergrad students a lab tour and explaining the research projects of our group.

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