Yusra specialises in synthesis of nanoparticle assemblies for raman spectroscopy enhancements.

Yusra works in the field of sensors using raman spectroscopy. Her work revolves around the development of non-invasive methods for the detection of key biochemical markers of chronic wound conditions like increased ROS, especially for diabetic foot ulcers. Specifically, it entails the development of nano-hydrogel bandages using the Nanocellulose Crystals (NCC) that are embedded with gold and silver nanoassemblies that are linked by polymers. That, in combination with improvised optical raman spectroscopy can detect ROS levels at wound site to monitor healing. Yusra's work seeks to synthesize a non-invasive detection and quantification method for multiple ROS species in sweat and pus. This would contribute towards effective treatment of chronic wound healing. 

​Yusra Rabbani is a second year PhD student at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, under the supervision of Associate Professor Idriss Blakey and Professor Jason Stokes focusing on the synthesis of chemosensors for reactive oxygen species detection. She graduated with a MSc degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham and her Bachelors degree was awarded at the International Islamic University, Malaysia in Engineering of Biochemical-Biotechnology. Yusra enjoys the outdoors playing sports such table tennis, cricket and futsal and loves meeting people and sharing her knowledge and experiences.