Nanoporous materials as scaffold in various sensing platforms for microRNA detection

Mesoporous noble metals in biosensors serve as an 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 PhD student in Prof. Yusuke Yamauchi's group at the Australian Institute of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology (AIBN), University of Queensland.

Key Publications

​​H. Park¥, M. K. Masud¥, J. Na, Md. S. A. Hossain* and Y. Yamauchi*, ‘Block Copolymer-Templated Mesoporous Gold-Silver Alloy Films for Amplification-Free Ultra-Sensitive microRNA Detection’, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020,8, 9512-9523