RMIT Europe is RMITs European hub that connects the university’s research and expertise with quality research institutions, universities and industry leaders in the region. Our offices in Barcelona provide working spaces for our team of research and innovation staff as well as for visiting academics from RMIT campuses in Australia and Vietnam and research partners’ institutions. In GoNano we will mainly work on the development and delivery of training to nanotechnology researchers and engineers so they account for societal needs and contribute to solving societal challenges. RMIT’s researchers below will provide their excellence in nanotechnology and nanosafety research and knowledge to GoNano while RMIT Europe’s professional staff and spaces will support the project in delivering the training content.
- Associate Professor Paul Wright is head of the RMIT Nanosafety Research Group in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. He has conducted extensive research in nanosafety and nanotoxicology, working with industry and government regulators, and is the Founding Co-ordinator of the Asia Nano Safe research network and Chair of the Asia Nano Forum (ANF) Working Group on Nanosafety & Risk Management.
- Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell is the Director of the Micro Nano Research Facility. His research spans nanophotonics novel materials and microfluidic lab-on-a-chip platforms with applications ranging from data-comms, sensing for defence and biotechnology. Recently, he has worked on creating and translating medical diagnostic tools to determine blood function – allowing rapid and reliable assessment of patient suitability for surgery.
- Dr Bryce Feltis is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. He has published extensively on the toxic and inflammatory effects of nanoparticles on human and animal cellular systems, including metabolic and proteomic effects and cytokine signalling, and nanoparticle binding/uptake kinetics.