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Efficient heat transfer is crucial for the thermal management of next-generation medical devices. It is equally important in thermal therapies such as hyperthermia and cryotherapy as well as in thermally responsive nanocarriers for drug delivery and diagnostics.

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Competitive advantage

  • Expertise in bio-heat transfer and nanoparticle transport
  • Skills in the application of optically or magnetically heated nanoparticles for targeted destruction of tumours and infectious organisms
  • Experience with enhancement of heat transfer and cooling in micro electronic devices


  • Enhancing heating efficiency of nano structures for hyperthermia/ thermal ablation/drug delivery
  • Development of plasmonic platform to accelerate reaction time in nucleic acid-based tests (digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR))
  • Providing effective solutions for thermal management/cooling of medical devices

Successful outcomes

  • Computational model for the temperature in multilayer superficial human tissues in the case of an external water-filtered infrared-A irradiation has been used to improve the efficiency of treatment of recurrent breast cancers.

Capabilities and facilities

  • Expertise in multi-disciplinary numerical modelling of hyperthermia of tumours with embedded nanoparticles
  • Access to high performance computational clusters and computational software

Our partners

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Sydnov PTY LTD (Developing highly sensitive DNA test platforms)