Swinburne, Australia

Expertise in Microbiology and Biotechnology/Nanobiotechnology. Design, fabrication and operation of planar micro-devices, immobilization of bio-molecules and micro-organisms in micro/nano/environments, bacterial interactions with macro/micro/nano-structured surfaces.

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Elena Ivanova Nanobiotechnology group at Swinburne is internationally recognised as one of the leading groups at investigating bacterial attachment on surfaces of micro- and nano restricted topographies.

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Ivanova, Elena, Jafar Hasan, Hayden Webb, Gediminas Gervinskas, Saulius Juodkazis, Vi Truong, Alex Wu, Robert Lamb, Vladimir Baulin, Vladimir Baulin, Gregory Watson, Jolanta Watson, David Mainwaring, and Russell Crawford. 2013. "Bactericidal activity of black silicon." Nature Communications, 4.

Ivanova, Elena, Jafar Hasan, Hayden Webb, Vi Truong, Gregory Watson, Jolanta Watson, Vladimir Baulin, Vladimir Baulin, Sergey Pogodin, James Wang, Mark Tobin, Christian Löbbe, and Russell Crawford. 2012. "Natural Bactericidal Surfaces: Mechanical Rupture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cells by Cicada Wings." Small, http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/smll.201200528.

Ivanova, Elena, Vi Truong, Hayden Webb, Vladimir Baulin, Vladimir Baulin, James Wang, Narges Mohammodi, Feng Wang, Christopher Fluke, and Russell Crawford. 2011. "Differential attraction and repulsion of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on molecularly smooth titanium films." Scientific Reports, 1.