Hazel specialises in development of impermeable, flexible and ultrasound sensitive microcapsules

The aim of this project is to develop an ultrasound responsive microcapsule for BBB opening, based on existing encapsulation technologies to form a polymeric microcapsule with fluorinated liquid/gas core. More robust bubbles will give an increased safety window as more controlled cavitation will reduce bleeds etc.

​Hazel Anne Javier is currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) major in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Business Management at UQ. Hazel is also involved in various student representative activities to enhance student learning and student campus experience. She is currently representing chemical engineering students in the chemical engineering faculty, and is a student ambassador of the UQ Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. Hazel helps in communicating student needs and contributes to the decision-making process to develop learning partnership between students and UQ staff.