Senior Lecturer in Material Chemistry
BSc (UNIMAS), MSc (Wisconsin-Madison), PhD (2009, University of Western Australia)
The properties of nanoparticles are influenced by their size, shape, size distribution and surface functionalities. My current research focuses on synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials such as magnetic nanoparticles, silica and polymer nanocapsules with tailored size, size distribution, shape and surface functionalities for biomedical applications. Magnetic nanopaticles encapsulated in silica or polymer nanocapsules have great potential in biomedical applications such as contrast agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and as magnetic targeted drug delivery carriers.
My other research interest includes development of starch-based gel electrolytes and nanostructured metal oxide electrode materials for the fabrication of supercapcitors and related charge-storage devices (in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pang Suh Cem).
Selected publications - Refereed Journals
S.F. Chin, K.S. Iyer and C.L. Raston. A Facile and Green Approach to Fabricate Gold and Silver Coated Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles. Crystal Growth and Design, 2009, 9, 2685-2689.
S.F. Chin, K.S. Iyer, M. Saunders, T.S. Pierre, C. Buckley, M. Paskevicius and C.L. Raston. Encapsulation and sustained release of curcumin using superparamagnetic silica reservoirs. Chemistry- A European Journal, 2009, 15, 5661-5665.
S.F.Chin, K.S.Iyer, C.L.Raston, Fabrication of caron nanotubes decorated with ultra-fine superparamagnetic nanoparticles under continuous flow conditions. Lab on a Chip, 2008, 8, 439-442.
S.F.Chin, K.S.Iyer, C.L.Raston, M.Saunders, Size selective synthesis of superparamagnetic nanoparticles in thin fluids under continuous flow conditions. Advanced Functional Materials, 2008, 18, 922-927
S.F. Chin, M. Makha, C.L. Raston, M. Saunders, Magnetite ferrofluids stabilised by sulfonato-calixarenes. Chemical Communication, 2007, 1948-1950.
S.C. Pang, S.F. Chin, M.A. Anderson. Redox Equilibria of Iron Oxides in Aqueous-based Magnetite Dispersions: Effect of pH and Redox Potential. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, 31, pp 94-101
S.F. Chin, S.C. Pang, M.A. Anderson. Material and Electrochemical Characterization of Tetrapropylammonium Manganese Oxide Thin Film as Novel Electrode Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2002, 149(4), A379-384.
Selected publications - Proceedings
S.F. Chin, K.S. Iyer C.L Raston and M. Saunders. Process Intensification Strategies for the Synthesis of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles and Fabrication of Nano-Hybrid. Proceedings of The Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show 2008. Boston, USA, 1-5 June 2008. Vol.1, pp 782-785.
S.F. Chin, M. Makha, C.L. Raston. Encapsulation of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Biopolymer for Biomedical Application. Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, IEEE, pp 374 -376.
S.C. Pang, S.F.Chin, Y.Y. Tay and C.L. Tay. Synthesis and Characterization of Manganese Oxide and Hybrid Nanocomposite Thin Films. Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, IEEE, pp 19 -22.