6 November 2015:
The latest review paper from CNBP researchers Dayong Jin and Bingyang Shi, bench-mark their world-leading roles in upconversion nanotechnoloy.
The paper is titled, “Controlling upconversion nanocrystals for emerging applications.”
Authors: Bo Zhou, Bingyang Shi, Dayong Jin & Xiaogang Liu.
The full paper is available online with the abstract included below.
Abstract: Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals enable anti-Stokes emission with pump intensities several orders of magnitude lower than required by conventional nonlinear optical techniques. Their exceptional properties, namely large anti-Stokes shifts, sharp emission spectra and long excited-state lifetimes, have led to a diversity of applications. Here, we review upconversion nanocrystals from the perspective of fundamental concepts and examine the technical challenges in relation to emission colour tuning and luminescence enhancement. In particular, we highlight the advances in functionalization strategies that enable the broad utility of upconversion nanocrystals for multimodal imaging, cancer therapy, volumetric displays and photonics.
27 October 2015:
In October 2015, CNBP researcher Dr Bingyang Shi, was awarded more than $571,000 in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Australian Research Council (ARC) Career Development Fellowships.
Says Bingyang, “I aspire to make important contributions to medical and public health based on my unique and sought-after set of knowledge and skills across the intersection of neuroscience, biomedicine, cell biology and material chemistry.”
“This Fellowship will allow me to translate my knowledge towards applications of multifunctional for brain disease theranostics, provide a stepping-stone for me towards becoming an independent research group leader in biomedical research, and to build up the robust and productive collaborations with other CNBP researchers.”
“I strongly believe that the success of this fellowship project will significantly contribute towards translational discoveries in brain research, ultimately benefiting the health and wellbeing of dementia patients in Australia.”
This research topic is aligned with the CNBP Theme: “Recognize”, and the Biological challenge 2: “Origin of Sensation”.