Nanoporous materials as scaffold in various sensing platforms for microRNA detection

Mesoporous noble metals in biosensors serve as excellent scaffold in which their surface with well-defined pores can efficiently translate input information to qualitative analytical output. However tailored nanoscale chemistry on the metal surface still needs to be improved to hold much promise for real time, accurate and high throughput devices. Hyeongyu Park harnesses the properties of wide-ranging nanoporous materials with their tunable compositions and morphologies for detecting cancer-specific microRNA. His academic goal is to integrate mesoporous inorganic electrodes in various sensing designs with optical and electrochemical probes.

​Mr Hyeongyu Park received his B.Sc. degree (2017) from the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a current Mphil student in Prof. Yusuke Yamauchi's group at the Australian Institute of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology (AIBN), University of Queensland.