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Research Interests

Infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and food integrity present significant challenges to public health globally. My research focuses on three main research topics exploiting cutting-edge micro- and nano-technologies to address these global challenges:

 

  1. Synthesis and fabrication of optically-active materials using both top-down and bottom-up approaches to provide high quality plasmonic nanomaterials for biosensing.  
  2. Development of nanoplasmonics-based biosensing platforms, including but not limited to SPR, LSPR, SERS, and particle-based detections.
  3. Development of point-of-care analyses: we aim to incorporate and transfer molecular diagnostic techniques and nanoplasmonic transducers on to compact lab-on-a-chip formats. 

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Gold Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
Surface plasmon resonance Chemical Compounds
Metamaterials Chemical Compounds
DNA Chemical Compounds
Nanosensors Chemical Compounds
Labels Chemical Compounds
Antigens Engineering & Materials Science

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Selected Research Output 2003 2019

64 Citations (Scopus)

Metamaterials-Based Label-Free Nanosensor for Conformation and Affinity Biosensing

Cao, C., Zhang, J., Wen, X., Dodson, S. L., Dao, N. T., Wong, L. M., Wang, S., Shuzhou, L., Phan, A. T. & Xiong, Q., 24 Sep 2013, In : ACS Nano. 7, 9, p. 7583–7591 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanosensors
Metamaterials
Biomolecules
glycine
bioinstrumentation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Intelligent and Ultrasensitive Analysis of Mercury Trace Contaminants via Plasmonic Metamaterial-Based Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Cao, C., Zhang, J., Li, S. & Xiong, Q., Aug 2014, In : Small. 10, 16, p. 3252-3256 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Dual Enlargement of Gold Nanoparticles: From Mechanism to Scanometric Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria

Cao, C., Gontard, L. C., Thuy Tram, L. L., Wolff, A. & Bang, D. D., 2011, In : Small. 7, 12, p. 1701–1708 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silver
Gold
Nanoparticles
Bacteria
Atoms
26 Citations (Scopus)

Tailoring Alphabetical Metamaterials in Optical Frequency: Plasmonic Coupling, Dispersion, and Sensing

Zhang, J., Cao, C., Xu, X., Liow, C., Li, S., Tan, P. & Xiong, Q., 2014, In : ACS Nano. 8, 4, p. 3796-3806 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metamaterials
polaritons
refraction
Refraction
tuning
40 Citations (Scopus)

Resonant Rayleigh light scattering response of individual Au nanoparticles to antigen--antibody interaction

Cao, C. & Sim, S. J., 07 Jul 2009, In : Lab on a Chip. 9, 13, p. 1836-1839 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rayleigh scattering
Antigens
Antibodies
Light scattering
Nanoparticles

Prizes

Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Award, Korea

Cuong Cao (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Korea
brain
graduate
performance
student

Fully-funded PhD scholarship

Cuong Cao (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Korea
student

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Research Award

Cuong Cao (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Otto Mønsteds Travelling Award

Cuong Cao (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

honors and awards
Denmark

Activities 2005 2018

2nd FoodSmartphone Summer School: Food Applications, QA/QC and Validation

Cuong Cao (Participant)
Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Grant reviewer, International review panel

Cuong Cao (Advisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Grant reviewer

Cuong Cao (Advisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

ASSET 2018 - Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity

Cuong Cao (Participant)
May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Plasmonic Metamaterials for Biosensing, Fingerprinting and Conformational Analysis of Biomolecules

Cuong Cao (Invited speaker)
18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

What’s on Tap?

Cuong Cao

01/09/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Testing food and drink products for microplastics

Cuong Cao

14/08/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Enzyme biomarker test could detect disease and infection

Cuong Cao

30/01/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Queen's University researchers develop new test to detect disease and infection

Cuong Cao

17/01/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Queen’s University researchers develop new test that could save time, money and lives

Cuong Cao

17/01/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities