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Dr Abel Santos

Telephone +61 8 8313 1535
Position Postdoctoral Fellow
Email abel.santos@adelaide.edu.au
Building Engineering North
Floor/Room 2 07
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Chemical Engineering

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Qualifications

  • MSc & PhD in Electronic Engineering - Magna Cum Laude (2007 and 2011) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Elèctrica i Automàtica, Tarragona, Spain
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering - Honours (2006) Universitat Jaume I, Escola Superior de Tecnologia i Ciències Experimentals, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Awards & Achievements

RECENT POSITIONS

  • ARC-DECRA Fellow (2014) The University of Adelaide, School of Chemical Engineering, Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2012) The University of Adelaide, School of Chemical Engineering, Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2011) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Elèctrica i Automàtica, Tarragona, Spain

STUDENTSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • ARC - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship - DECRA (2014-2017) The University of Adelaide, School of Chemical Engineering, Australia
  • Rovira i Virgili Fellowship (2011-2012) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Elèctrica i Automàtica, Tarragona, Spain
  • Fellowship for mobility to obtain the European Doctorate Award (2010) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Elèctrica i Automàtica, Tarragona, Spain - Universität Hamburg, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Hamburg, Germany
  • Rovira i Virgili Studentship (2006-2010) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Elèctrica i Automàtica, Tarragona, Spain

 GRANTS

  • ECMS OCL Travel Support Scheme (2016) 8th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films and Surface Coatings (Singapore)
  • IPAS Best Paper Competition (2015) Realisation and Advanced Engineering of True Optical Rugate Filters Based on Nanoporous Anodic Alumina by Sinusoidal Pulse Anodisation
  • ARC - LE150100187 (2015) SA Facility for High Resolution Imaging and Material Characterization
  • ARC - LE150100040 (2015) Advanced Capabilities for Surface Engineering, Thin Films, Nanoparticles and Nano-Patterns Fabrications
  • ECMS Research Support Scheme (2014) Development of a Smart Point-of-Analysis System for Label-Free Fingerprint Identification of Wines by Optical Signatures
  • ARC - DE14010054 (2014) Stratiform Optical Barcoding System for Cardiac Biomarkers: Towards Smart Computerised Clinical Prognosis of Cardiovascular Disease
  • ANFF-SA Start-UP Award (2013) Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Nanochannels for Chromatography-on-a-Chip

Teaching Interests

PhD Thesis Supervision

  • Cheryl Suwen Law (2015), Combination of nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals and smartphones for real-time, off-site diagnosis: Enabling telediagnosis analytical tools for remote areas (The University of Adelaide)

PhD Thesis Co-Supervision

  • Charu Rohatgy (2014), Separations of molecules using combined nano and microscale approaches (The University of Adelaide)
  • Mahdieh Nemati (2014), Optical microchip biosensor for detection of spoilage bacteria and pathogens in dairy products (The University of Adelaide)
  • Mohammed Obid Alsawat (2013), Carbon nanotube membranes for separations (The University of Adelaide)
  • Ye Wang (2013), Carbon nanotubes for drug delivery applications (Graduated 2015 - The University of Adelaide - Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence - UoA Medal)
  • Tushar Kumeria (2012), Optical biosensors for biomedical applications (Graduated 2015 - The University of Adelaide - Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence - UoA Medal)
  • Tariq Altalhi (2012), Carbon nanotube membranes (Graduated 2014 - The University of Adelaide - Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence)

PhD Visitors

  • Shaheer Maher (2015), Generation of advanced droplets for drug delivery applications by microfluidic systems (Assiut University, Egypt)
  • Yuting Chen (2014), Photonic coatings: Colouring aluminium by nanopore structural engineering (Nanjing Agricultural University, P. R. China)
  • Fuyuan Ding (2014), Voltage-controlled drug delivery from nanoporous anodic alumina coatings on aluminium wires for medical applications (Wuhan University, P. R. China)
  • Mahbubur M. Rahman (2013), Development of photonic structures based on nanoporous anodic alumina for detection of enviromental pollutant agents (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

BSc Honours Supervision

  • Satyathiran Gunenthiran (2015), Colour decoration and protection of aluminium through biomimetic oxide coatings (The University of Adelaide)
  • Cheryl Suwen Law (2014), Synergistic combination of nanoengineered drug-releasing titanium wire implants and polymer coating for improved controlled drug release (The University of Adelaide)
  • Robert P. Dickinson (2014), Advanced nanoporous optical biosensors for detection of cardiac biomarkers (The University of Adelaide)
  • Jordan Hains (2014), Advanced nanoporous optical biosensors for detection of acrylamide in food (The University of Adelaide)
  • Hiok Nam Low (2014), Improvements on porous alumina membrane for chromatographic separations through pore structure and surface modifications (The University of Adelaide)
  • Suraya Syazwani Mohamad Yusof (2014), Biosensor for detection of biomarkers in food technology (The University of Adelaide)
  • Jeremy Wong (2014), Development of glasses doped with nanocrystals (The University of Adelaide)
  • Jamilla Hull (2013), Self-propelled nanorobots (The University of Adelaide)
  • Ksenia Karataeva (2013), Development of advanced drug-releasing nanoporous anodic alumina implants (The University of Adelaide)
  • Cassandra Mei Fong Cheang (2012), Structural engineering of NAAMs for chromatography biological applications (The University of Adelaide)
  • Sheryl Foong Yen Lin (2012), Smart nanoreactors: Engineering, characterisation and optimisation of enzymatic nanoreactors based on nanoporous anodic alumina funnels (The University of Adelaide)

BSc Summer School

  • Taj Pereira (2015) (The University of Adelaide)
  • Juan Wang (2015) (The University of Adelaide)
  • Daena Ho (2014) (The University of Adelaide)
  • Robert P. Dickinson (2013) (The University of Adelaide)
  • Jamilla Hull (2013) (The University of Adelaide)
  • Robert P. Dickinson (2012) (The University of Adelaide)
  • Yu-Li Sim (2012) (The University of Adelaide)

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering of nanoporous materials by electrochemical approaches
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optical sensing and biosensing
  • Smart drug delivery from nanocarriers and surface coatings for biomedical applications
  • Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for all-in-one sensing applications

Publications

Career Total Referred Publications: 4 Books, 5 Book Chapters, 61 International Journal Articles, 42 National and International Conferences and 1 Patent.

 

BOOKS

[A4] Losic, D. and Santos, A. (Editors) (2015): Nanoporous alumina - Fabrication, structure, properties and applications (Springer International Publishing AG - Germany) (ISBN: 978-3-319-20333-1).

[A3] Losic, D. and Santos, A. (Editors) (2015): Electrochemically engineered nanoporous materials - Methods, properties and applications (Springer International Publishing AG - Germany) (ISBN: 978-3-319-20345-4).

[A2] Santos, A. and Marsal, L.F. (2013): Electrochemical engineering of nanoporous architectures (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG - Germany) (ISBN 978-3-659-47847-5).

[A1] Santos, A. (2010): Structural engineering of nanoporous anodic alumina and applications (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG - Germany) (ISBN 978-84-693-9438-0).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

[B5] Santos, A. and Kumeria, T. (2015): Electrochemical etching methods for producing porous silicon in Electrochemically engineered nanoporous materials - Methods, properties and applications (Springer International Publishing AG - Germany) (ISBN: 978-3-319-20345-4).

[B4] Santos, A. and Kumeria, T. (2015): Nanoporous anodic alumina for optical biosensing in Nanoporous alumina - Fabrication, structure, properties and applications (Springer International Publishing AG - Germany) (ISBN: 978-3-319-20333-1).

[B3] Kumeria, T. and Santos, A. (2015): Sensing and biosensing applications of nanoporous anodic alumina in Electrochemically engineered nanoporous materials - Methods, properties and applications (Springer International Publishing AG - Germany) (ISBN: 978-3-319-20345-4).

[B2] Kumeria, T. and Santos, A. (2015): Nanoporous alumina membranes for molecular separations in Nanoporous alumina - Fabrication, structure, properties and applications (Springer International Publishing AG - Germany) (ISBN: 978-3-319-20333-1).

[B1] Santos, A. and Marsal, L.F. (2013): Understanding and control of nanoporous materials by electrochemical techniques: Towards smart nanodesigns in Handbook of functional nanomaterials (Nova Science Publishers Inc. - USA) (ISBN 978-1-62948-232-3).

 

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

[C61] Ding, F. Santos, A. Wang, Y. Chen, Y. Wang, L. Du, Y. Shi, X. and Losic, D. (2016): Combined electrical stimulation-localized therapy by tree-like nanoporous anodic alumina-aluminum wire electrodes with electro-stimulated release of therapeutics (submitted).

[C60] Santos, A. Pereira, T. Law, C. S. and Losic, D. (2016): Rational engineering of nanoporous anodic alumina optical bandpass filters (submitted).

[C59] Alsawat, M. Altalhi, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2016): Facile and controllable route for nitrogen doping of carbon nanotubes composite membranes by catalyst-free chemical vapour deposition. Carbon, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.05.043.

[C58] Law, C. S. Santos, A. Nemati, M. and Losic, D. (2016): Structural engineering of nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals by sawtooth-like pulse anodization. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b03900.

[C57] Alsawat, M. Kant, K. Altalhi, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2016): Influence of surface chemistry on the ionic conductivity of vertically aligned carbon nanotube composite membranes. RSC Advances, 6, 44288.

[C56] Maher, S. Kumeria, T. Wang, Y. Kaur, G. T. Fathalla, D. Gihan, F. Santos, A. Fawzia, H. Losic, D. and Evdokiou, A. (2016): Biodegradable mesoporous silicon nanoparticles derived from natural diatom silica for sustained delivery of anticancer drugs (submitted).

[C55] Nemati, M. Santos, A. Law, C. S. and Losic, D. (2016): Assessment of binding affinity between drugs and human serum albumin using nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals. Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b00993.

[C54] Santos, A. Law, C. S. Pereira, T. and Losic, D. (2016): Nanoporous hard data: Optical encoding of information within nanoporous anodic alumina photonic crystals. Nanoscale, 8, 8091.

[C53]  Santos, A. Yoo, J. Rohatgi, C. Kumeria, T. Wang, Y. and Losic, D. (2016): Realisation and advanced engineering of true optical rugate filters based on nanoporous anodic alumina by sinusoidal pulse anodisation. Nanoscale, 8, 1360. *Featured as Journal Cover

[C52] Alsawat, M. Altalhi, T. Gulati, K. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2015): Synthesis of carbon nanotubes-nanotubular titania composites by catalyst-free CVD process: Insights into the formation mechanism and photocatalytic properties. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 28361.

[C51] Wang, Y.  Santos, A. Evdokiou, A. Losic, D. (2015): An overview on nanotoxicity and nanomedicine research: Principles, progress and implications on cancer therapy. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 7153.

[C50] Viswanathan, S. S. Kumeria, T. Gulati, K. Prideaux, M. Rahman, S. Alsawat, M. Santos, A. Atkins, G. J. and Losic, D. (2015): Localized drug delivery of selenium (Se) using nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide for bone implants. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 7090.

[C49] Nemati, M. Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2015): Label-free real-time quantification of enzyme levels by interferometric spectroscopy combined with gelatin-modified nanoporous anodic alumina photonic films. Analytical Chemistry, 87, 9016.

[C48] Rahman, S. Ormsby, R. Santos, A. Atkins, G. Findlay, D. and Losic, D. (2015): Nanoengineered drug-releasing aluminium wire implants: Comparative investigation of nanopore geometry, drug release and osteoblast cell adhesion. RSC Advances, 5, 75004.

[C47] Chen, Y. Santos, A. Ho, D. Wang, Y. Kumeria, T. Li, J. Wang, C. and Losic, D. (2015): On the generation of interferometric colors in high purity and technical grade aluminum: An alternative green process for metal finishing industry. Electrochimica Acta, 174, 672.

[C46] Gulati, K. Santos, A. Findlay, D. and Losic, D. (2015): Optimising anodisation conditions for the growth of titania nanotubes on curved surfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 16033.

[C45] Maher, S. Alsawat, M. Kumeria, T. Fathalla, D. Gihan, F. Santos, A. Fawzia, H. and Losic, D. (2015): Luminescent silicon diatom replicas: Self-reporting and degradable drug carriers with biologically derived shape for sustained delivery of therapeutics. Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 5107. *Featured as Journal Cover

[C44] Wang, Y. Chen, Y. Kumeria, T. Ding, F. Evdokiou, A. Losic, D. and Santos, A. (2015): Facile synthesis of optical microcavities by a rationally designed anodization approach: Tailoring photonic signals by nanopore structure. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 9879.

[C43] Chen, Y. Santos, A. Wang, Y. Kumeria, T. Ho, D. Li, J. Wang, C. and Losic, D. (2015): Rational design of photonic dust from nanoporous anodic alumina films: A versatile photonic nanotool for visual sensing. Scientific Reports, 5, 12893.

[C42] Chen, Y. Santos, A. Wang, Y. Kumeria, T. Li, J. Wang, C. and Losic, D. (2015): Biomimetic nanoporous anodic alumina distributed Bragg reflectors in the form of films and micro-sized particles for sensing applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 19816.

[C41] Chen, Y. Santos, A. Wang, Y. Kumeria, T. Wang, C. Li, J. and Losic, D. (2015): Interferometric nanoporous anodic alumina photonic coatings for optical sensing. Nanoscale, 7, 7770.

[C40] Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Chen, Y. Santos, A. Evdokiou, A. Losic, D. (2015): Bio-inert anodic alumina nanotubes for targeting of endoplasmic reticulum stress and autophagic signaling: A combinatorial nanotube-based drug delivery system for enhancing cancer therapy. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 27140.

[C39] Alsawat, M. Althalhi, T. Kumeria, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2015): Carbon nanotube-nanoporous anodic alumina composite membranes with controllable inner diameters and surface chemistry: Influence on molecular transport and chemical selectivity. Carbon, 93, 681.

[C38] Law, C. S. Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2015): Engineered therapeutic-releasing nanoporous anodic alumina-aluminum wires with extended release of therapeutics. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 3846.

[C37] Kumeria, T. Yu, J. Alsawat, M. Kurkuri, M. D. Santos, A. Abell, A. D. and Losic, D. (2015): Photo-switchable membranes based on peptide-modified nanoporous anodic alumina: Toward smart membranes for on-demand molecular transport. Advanced Materials, 27, 3019. *Featured as Journal Cover

[C36] Wang, Y.  Santos, A. Evdokiou, A. Losic, D. (2015): Rational design of ultra-short anodic alumina nanotubes by short-time pulse anodization. Electrochimica Acta, 154, 379.

[C35] Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Zysk, A. Liapis, V. Hay, S. Santos, A. Losic, D. Evdokiou, A. (2015): Systematic in vitro nanotoxicity study on anodic alumina nanotubes with engineered aspect ratio: Understanding nanotoxicity by a nanomaterial model. Biomaterials, 46, 117.

[C34] Kumeria, T. Mon, H. Sinn Aw, M. Gulati, K. Santos, A. Griesser, H.J. and Losic, D. (2015): Advanced biopolymer-coated drug-releasing titania nanotubes (TNTs) implants with simultaneously enhanced osteogenic and antibacterial properties. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 130, 255.

[C33] Losic, D. Sinn Aw, M. Santos, A. Gulati, K. and Bariana, M. (2015): Titania nanotube arrays for local drug delivery: Recent advances and perspectives. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 12, 103.

[C32] Santos, A. Deen, M.J. and Marsal, L.F. (2015): Conventional and low-cost fabrication technologies for nanostructures: State-of-the-art and potential. Nanotechnology, 26, 042001.

[C31] Kumeria, T*. Santos, A.* Rahman, M.M. Ferre-Borrull, J. Marsal, L.F. and Losic, D. (2014): Advanced structural design of nanoporous photonic structures: Tailoring nanopore architecture to enhance sensing properties. ACS Photonics, 1, 1298. *Equal Contribution

[C30] Santos, A. Sinn Aw, M. Bariana, M. Kumeria, T. Wang, Y. and Losic, D. (2014): Drug-releasing implants: Current progress, challenges and perspectives. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2, 6157.

[C29] Kumeria, T*. Rahman, M.M.* Santos, A.* Ferre-Borrull, J. Marsal, L.F. and Losic, D. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina rugate filters for sensing of ionic mercury: Toward environmental point-of-analysis systems. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 12971. *Equal Contribution

[C28] Kumeria, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina platforms: Engineered surface chemistry and structure for optical sensing applications. Sensors, 14, 11878.

[C27] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina: A versatile platform for optical biosensors. Materials, 7, 4297.

[C26] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. Wang, Y. and Losic, D. (2014): In situ monitored engineering of inverted nanoporous anodic alumina funnels: On the precise generation of 3D optical nanostructures. Nanoscale, 6, 9991. *Featured as Journal Cover

[C25] Wang, Y. Santos, A. Kaur, G. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Structurally engineered anodic alumina nanotubes as new nano-carriers for delivery of anticancer therapeutics. Biomaterials, 35, 5517.

[C24] Kumeria, T.* Rahman, M.M.* Santos, A.* Ferre-Borrull, J. Marsal, L.F. and Losic, D. (2014): Structural and optical nanoengineering of nanoporous anodic alumina rugate filters for real-time and label-free biosensing applications. Analytical Chemistry, 86, 1837. *Equal Contribution

[C23] Kumeria, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2013): Ultrasensitive nanoporous interferometric sensors for label-free detection of gold (III) ions. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5, 11783.

[C22] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2013): Optically optimized photoluminescent and interferometric biosensors based on nanoporous anodic alumina: A comparison. Analytical Chemistry 85, 7904.

[C21] Altalhi, T. Kumeria, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2013): Synthesis of well-organised carbon nanotube membranes for tuneable ionic transport from non-degradable commercial plastic bags: Towards nanotechnological recycling. Carbon 63, 423.

[C20] Kumeria, T. Gulati, K. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2013): Real-time and in situ drug release monitoring from nanoporous anodic alumina under dynamic flow conditions by reflectometric interference spectroscopy. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5, 5436.

[C19] Urteaga, R. Acquaroli, L. Koropecki, R. Santos, A. Alba, M. Pallarès, J. Marsal, L.F. and Berli, C. (2013): Optofluidic characterization of nanoporous membranes. Langmuir 29, 2784.

[C18] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2013): Nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) for chemical sensing and biosensors. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 44, 25.

[C17] Rahman, M.M. García-Caurel, E. Santos, A. Marsal, L.F. Pallarès, J. and Ferré-Borrull, J (2012): Effect of the anodization voltage on the pore-widening rate of nanoporous anodic alumina. Nanoscale Research Letters 7, 474.

[C16] Santos, A. Balderrama, V.S. Alba, M. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Tunable Fabry - Pérot interferometer based on nanoporous anodic alumina for optical biosensing purposes. Nanoscale Research Letters 7, 370.

[C15] Santos, A. Macías, G. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Photoluminescent enzymatic sensor based on nanoporous anodic alumina. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4, 3584.

[C14] Santos, A. Vojkuvka, L. Alba, M. Balderrama, V.S. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Understanding and morphology control of pore modulations in nanoporous anodic alumina by discontinuous anodization. Physica Status Solidi a 209, 2045.

[C13] Santos, A. Balderrama, V.S. Alba, M. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Nanoporous anodic alumina barcodes: Toward smart optical biosensors. Advanced Materials 24, 1050.

[C12] Santos, A. Alba, M. Rahman, M.M. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Structural tuning of photoluminescence in nanoporous anodic alumina by hard anodization in oxalic and malonic acids. Nanoscale Research Letters 7, 228.

[C11] Vojkuvka, L. Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. Marsal, L.F. and Celis, J.P. (2012): On the mechanical properties of nanoporous anodized alumina by nanoindentation and sliding tests. Surface and Coatings Technology 206, 2115.

[C10] Santos, A. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2011): Nanoporous anodic alumina obtained without protective oxide layer by hard anodization. Materials Letters 67, 296.

[C9] Palacios, R. Formentín, P. Santos, A. Martínez-Ferrero, E. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2011): Template-assisted fabrication and characterization of photoluminescent polymer nanopillars. Physica Status Solidi c 8, 2612.

[C8] Santos, A. Montero-Moreno, J.M. Bachmann, J. Nielsch, K. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2011): Understanding pore rearrangement during mild to hard transition in bilayered porous anodic alumina membranes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 3, 1925.

[C7] Santos, A. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2011): Structural engineering of nanoporous anodic alumina funnels with high aspect ratio. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 655, 73.

[C6] Marsal, L.F. Palacios, R. Santos, A. Formentín, P. Martínez-Ferrero, E. Ferré-Borrull, J. and Pallarès, J. (2010): Synthesis and characterization of photoluminescent polymer micro- and nanopillar arrays. ECS Transactions 28, 105.

[C5] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): Hierarchical nanoporous anodic alumina templates by asymmetric two-step anodization. Physica Status Solidi a 208, 668.

[C4] Santos, A. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): Fabrication and characterization of high-density arrays of P3HT nanopillars on ITO/glass substrates. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 94, 1247.

[C3] Santos, A. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): Quasi-ordered P3HT nanopillar-nanocap structures with controlled size. Materials Letters 64, 371.

[C2] Santos, A. Vojkuvka, L. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2009): Fabrication of nickel and cobalt nanopillars on aluminium substrates using home-made porous alumina as template. Nanoscale Research Letters 4, 1021.

[C1] Santos, A. Vojkuvka, L. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2009): In-situ electrochemical dissolution of the oxide barrier layer of porous anodic alumina fabricated by hard anodization. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 632, 139.

 

CONFERENCES

[D42] Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Santos, A. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2015): A study of nanotoxicity and targeting of autophagic and endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling networking by a nanotube-based delivery system. 6th International NanoMedicine Conference, Sydney-Australia. (Abstract and Talk).

[D41] Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Santos, A. Losic, D. and Evdokiou, A. (2015): A study of nanotoxicity and cancer targeting of cell signaling networking by a nanotube-based delivery system. ANN ECR Workshop, Sydney-Australia. (Poster).

[D40] Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Santos, A. Losic, D. and Evdokiou, A. (2015): Understanding bio-nano interaction by a nanomaterial model: toward nanomaterial-based cancer therapeutics. ASMR SA Annual Scientific Meeting. Sydney-Australia. (Poster).

[D39] Wang, Y. Santos, A. Kaur, G. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Synthesis of structurally engineered anodic alumina nanotubes for drug delivery applications. RACI National Congress 2014, Adelaide-Australia. (Abstract and Talk).

[D38] Wang, Y. Santos, A. Kaur, G. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Fabrication of anodic alumina nanotube for drug delivery and nanotoxicity study. CRS student workshop, Adelaide-Australia. (Abstract and Talk).

[D37] Losic, D. Sinn Aw, M. Gulati, M. Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Rahman, S. Santos, A. Findlay, D. Evdokiou, A. (2014): Electrochemically nanoengineered drug-releasing implants for localized drug delivery and advanced bone and cancer therapies. Taishan Academic Forum, Qingdao-China, 22-23. (Abstract and Talk).

[D36] Losic, D. Sinn Aw, M. Gulati, M. Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Rahman, S. Santos, A. Findlay, D. Evdokiou, A. (2014): Electrochemically nanoengineered drug-releasing implants for localized drug delivery and advanced bone and cancer therapies. Taishan Academic Forum, Qingdao-China, 22-23. (Abstract and Talk).

[D35] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2014): On the development of interferometric sensors based on structurally engineered nanoporous anodic alumina for detecting biomarkers. 5th International NanoMedicine Conference, Sydney-Australia. (Abstract and Talk).

[D34] Kumeria, T. Santos, A. Dickinson, R.P. Sim, Y.L. and Losic, D. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina micro-particles as a new carrier for localized delivery of anticancer therapeutics. 5th International NanoMedicine Conference, Sydney-Australia. (Abstract and Poster).

[D33] Wang, Y. Kaur, G. Santos, A. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Synthesis anodic alumina nanotubes as novel drug carriers for cancer therapy. 5th International NanoMedicine Conference, Sydney-Australia. (Abstract and Talk).

[D32] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. Rahman, M. M. Ferré-Borrull, J. Marsal, L.F. and Losic, D. (2014): Structural engineering of nanoporous anodic alumina rugate filters for optical sensing of glucose: Perspectives and limitations. Biosensors 2014, Melbourne-Australia, BIOS2014_0166. (Abstract and Poster).

[D31] Wang, Y. Santos, A. Kaur, G. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Synthesis of structurally engineered anodic alumina nanotubes as novel drug nano-carriers for drug delivery applications. ANN ECR Workshop, Sydney-Australia. (Poster).

[D30] Kumeria, T. Santos, A. Rahman, M. M. Ferré-Borrull, J. Marsal, L.F. and Losic, D. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina rugate filters for detection of ionic mercury. Biosensors 2014, Melbourne-Australia, BIOS2014_0162. (Abstract and Poster).

[D29] Santos, A. Wang, Y. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2014): Inverted nanoporous anodic alumina funnels: Towards three-dimensional optical nanostructures. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Adelaide-Australia, 292. (Abstract and Poster).

[D28] Wang, Y. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Synthesis of alumina nanotubes as novel drug nano-carriers for drug delivery applications. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Adelaide-Australia, 380. (Abstract and Poster).

[D27] Bariana, M. Kumeria, T. Santos, A. Ranjitkar, S. Kaidonis, J. Losic, D. and Anderson, P.J. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina as protein-delivery system for localised therapy: Controlling release characteristics by structural modifications. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Adelaide-Australia, 443. (Abstract and Presentation).

[D26] Kumeria, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2014): Nanoporous anodic alumina for selective interferometric sensing of nickel and gold ions: A comparative study. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Adelaide-Australia, 281. (Abstract and Presentation).

[D25] Foong, S. Santos, A. Kumeria, T. and Losic, D. (2013): Structural optimisation of interferometric enzymatic nanoreactors based on nanoporous anodic alumina funnels. 4th Interational Nanomedicine Conference, Sydney-Australia. (Abstract and Poster).

[D24] Santos, A. Kumeria, T. Cheang, C. and Losic, D. (2013): Optimisation and comparison between interferometric and photoluminescent optical biosensors based on nanoporous anodic alumina. 4th Interational Nanomedicine Conference, Sydney-Australia. (Abstract and Talk).

[D23] Bhavesh, R. Altalhi, T. Santos, A. Hay, S. Evdokiou, A. and Losic, D. (2013): Synthesis of catalyst free-biocompatible nanocapsules as intracellular drug delivery vehicle for enhanced mitochondrial dysfunction and cell death in breast cancer. 22nd Annual Australasian Society of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Barossa Valley-Australia. (Abstract).

[D22] Wang, Y. T. Altalhi, Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2013): Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanocapsules for drug delivery applications. CHEMECA 2013, Brisbane-Australia. (Poster).

[D21] Wang, Y. Altalhi, T. Santos, A. and Losic, D. (2013): Synthesis tunable morphology of carbon nanocapsules by non-catalyst approach. OZcarbon 2013, Melbourne-Australia. (Poster).

[D20] Kumeria, T. Santos, A. Gulati, K. and Losic, D. (2013): Drug release Kinetics from nanoporous anodic alumina implant under dynamic flow conditions. 4th ANZ Micro/Nanofluidics symposium, Adelaide-Australia. (Abstract).

[D19] Alba, M. Formentín, P. Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Chemically modified silicon dioxide micropillars for biosensing applications. VIII Graduated Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering, Tarragona-Spain, 59-60. (Abstract and Talk).

[D18] Marsal, L.F. Santos, A. Formentín, P. Granero, P. Macías, G. Alba, M. Pallarès, J. and Ferré-Borrull, J. (2012): Architectural design of nanoporous anodic materials for biotechnological applications. 7th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications, Nara-Japan, 112. (Invited Talk).

[D17] Marsal, L.F. Palacios, R. Formentín, P. Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. and Pallarès, J. (2012): Effects of the nanostructure and fabrication process on the properties of PFO nanopillar arrays. Electrochemical Society Meeting, Seattle-Wasington (USA), E4 - Nanoscale Luminescent Materials. (Invited Talk).

[D16] Santos, A. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Optical biosensor based on photoluminescent nanoporous anodic alumina. Electrochemical Society Meeting, Seattle-Wasington (USA), E3 - Integrated Optoelectronics 6. (Invited Talk).

[D15] Balderrama, V.S. Santos, A. Formentín, P. Ferré-Borrull, J. Marsal, L.F. and Pallarès, J. (2012): Nanostructured conducting polymers for flexible optoelectronic applications. Electrochemical Society Meeting, Seattle-Wasington (USA), E3 - Integrated Optoelectronics 6. (Invited Talk).

[D14] Alba, M. Formentín, P. Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Fabrication of silicon dioxide micro-pillars for biosensing applications. Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology, Málaga-Spain, 48-49. (Abstract and Poster).

[D13] Acquaroli, L.N. Urteaga, R. Berli, C.L.A. Koropecki, R.R. Santos, A. Formentín, P. Alba, M. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2012): Capillary filling of nanoporous alumina membranes. Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology, Málaga-Spain, 48-49. (Abstract and Poster).

[D12] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2011): Perfectly Ordered Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Templates. Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, Palma de Mallorca-Spain, 11-12. (Abstract and Talk).

[D11] Marsal, L.F. Palacios, R. Santos, A. Formentín, P. Martínez-Ferrero, E. Pallarès, J. and Ferré-Borrull, J. (2010): Template-Assisted Fabrication and Characterization of Photoluminescent Conducting Polymer Nanopillars. 4th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications, Budapest-Hungary, A-0250. (Abstract and Talk).

[D10] Palacios, R. Santos, A. Formentín, P. Martínez-Ferrero, E. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): Synthesis and characterization of polymer nanopillars for photonic and optoelectronic applications. Spanish Conference of Nanophotonics, Segovia-Spain, 183-184. (Abstract and Talk).

[D9] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): Fabrication and electrical characterization of conducting polymer nanopillars by current sensing atomic force microcopy. Electrochemical Society Meeting, Vancouver-Canada, Abs-1071. (Abstract and Talk).

[D8] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): P3HT nanopillars arrays on ITO substrates based on nanoporous anodic alumina templates. Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology, Valencia-Spain, 209-210. (Abstract and Poster).

[D7] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2010): Template P3HT nanopillar arrays on ITO substrates for developing P3HT nanostructured solar cells. International Symposium on Flexible Electronics, Palma de Mallorca-Spain, Fabrication 3. (Abstract and Talk).

[D6] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2009): Template PMMA nanopillars on a substrate of hexagonally quasi-ordered PMMA nanodots. VI Graduated Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering, Tarragona-Spain, 51-52. (Abstract and Talk).

[D5] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2009): Fabrication of a new structure of nanoporous anodic alumina by two-step hard anodization procedure. First International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Tours-France, B3.1.97. (Abstract and Poster).

[D4] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2009): A new nanoporous structure of anodic alumina fabricated by modified hard anodization procedure. Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, Santiago de Compostela-Spain, 436-439. (Abstract and Poster).

[D3] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2008): Fabrication of nickel and cobalt nanowires using home-made porous alumina as template. Spanish Conference of Nanophotonics, Tarragona-Spain, 117-118. (Abstract and Poster).

[D2] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2008): Template synthesis of nickel and cobalt nanowires using home-made porous alumina. V Graduated Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering, Tarragona-Spain, 55-56. (Abstract and Poster).

[D1] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2007): Thinning barrier layer of self-ordered porous alumina templates for nanostructure synthesis. IV Graduated Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering, Tarragona-Spain, 73-74. (Abstract and Poster).

 

PATENTS

[E1] Santos, A. Ferré-Borrull, J. Pallarès, J. and Marsal, L.F. (2008): Procedimiento para disolver in situ la capa-barrera de óxido de aluminio en el procedimiento de fabricación de alúmina porosa. Spanish Patent (Patent No 200801448).

 

OTHERS

External reviewer for many leading international journals in the material science discipline (e.g. Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Langmuir, Nanoscale, Chemistry Communications, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Analyst, RSC Advances, etc.).

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