Our group at the School of Engineering, University of Guelph is focused on studying the nanoscale aspects of biological, food and agricultural systems through bio-instrumentation and bio-imaging. We foster interdisciplinary approach to research and our studies will involve interactions with researchers within the university and also with the industry partners.
Research positions for graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows are available from time to time. Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Neethirajan (
) to discuss possibilities. A keen interest in interdisciplinary research and a strong commitment to academic excellence is essential. Information about the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Guelph can be found here.
Two Graduate Student positions (MSc and Ph.D. levels) are available in the Bionanotechnology Laboratory within the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph.
Our group fosters interdisciplinary approach to research in studies covering diverse topics of biomedical, food, biological and agricultural systems. The goal of the lab is focused on studying the nanoscale aspects of biosystems through bio-instrumentation and bio-imaging. Microfluidic devices, atomic force microscopy, mathematical modeling, cell biology, bacteria, and nanotechnology are integrated in our projects. Specific research projects include (1) Investigation of bacterial chemotaxis using microfluidic devices, (2) Experimental studies to understand the bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation, and (3) Structural analysis of chromosomes and development of DNA templates using AFM.
Students with background in biomedical, biological, chemical and biosystems engineering are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in microfabrication, cell culture and imaging will be helpful but not required. If you are a highly motivated student who is interested in pursuing nanotechnology research in an interdisciplinary environment, please contact Prof. Suresh Neethirajan at
The University of Guelph (http://www.uoguelph.ca/) is a research-intensive top comprehensive university in Canada, located in Guelph, Ontario. The city of Guelph (http://guelph.ca) is a vibrant college town known for its diverse community and its close proximity to Toronto, and Hamilton. Guelph provides an outstanding quality of life.
Research positions are available for highly qualified students to work on Bionanotechnology projects. Projects include (i) Lab on chip platforms for studying biofilms, and cellular systems, (ii) nanoscale surface characterization of biomaterials. I would be happy to support your NSERC undergraduate summer research award application or other relevant applications. Please contact Prof. Suresh Neethirajan at
Bionanotechnology LaboratorySuresh Neethirajan
School of EngineeringUniversity of GuelphGuelph, OntarioCanada N1G 2W1
Office: Room 2340, Tower OfficeThornbrough Building50 Stone Road East
Lab: OVC VMI building
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