Molecular Sensing

Molecular Sensing themeThe Molecular Sensing theme combines chemistry, physics and biology to identify and quantitate key chemical and biochemical species in the environment and in the human body.

Research encompasses both fundamental and applied science with a view to real world applications in areas such as medical diagnostics, environmental sensing, food testing and remote atmospheric sensing.

Members have a wide range of expertise in surface science and analysis, condensed matter physics, infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, water quality, soil chemistry and pharmaceutical science.

Current projects include the development of advanced luminescent sensing materials; remote sensing of small molecules in the upper atmosphere; new sensing strategies based on surface doped diamond; and development of point-of-care test for early diagnosis of sepsis.