Our group has a broad spectrum of interests in problems related to both physical behaviors and potential engineering applications of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). Most of our research activities built around physical chemistry, transport phenomena and colloidal behaviors of MNPs at nanoscale. Our current research interests focus on the following areas:

Magnetic Separation. By investigating colloidal force involved through DLVO analysis, we study the MNP-cell interactions to better understand how magnetic separation of non-magnetic biological compound could be carried out effectively.

MNP-polymer hybrid materials. We developed various guided assembly strategies to synthesize MNP augmented hybrid structure for the purpose of environmental engineering applications.

Transport behaviors of MNPs under low field gradient. The magnetophoretic behaviors of surface functionalized MNPs are investigated under inhomogeneous, low gradient magnetic field. 



Magnetic Nanohybrid Materials

Magnetophoresis and Colloidal Stability of Magnetic Nanoparticles

To contact us:

JitKang Lim

School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Seri Ampangan, 14300 Seberang Prai Selatan,

Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA

Phone: +604-599-6423

Fax: +604-594-1013

Email: chjitkangl@usm.my