Highly Sensitive nanosensors for the detection of trace gases in air-based gas mixtures

  • Nasiri, Noushin (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Behboodian, Reza (PhD Student)
  • Darlington, Bronwyn (Partner Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Awarded in Round 1 of the National Industry PhD program.
Aims: The overarching aim is to develop a portable, robust, and accurate sensing device comprising highly sensitive and selective sensor arrays for early detection of pregnancy in cattle.

Significance: This project will offer the development of a cutting-edge, non-invasive sensing technology that will revolutionise cattle management in the Meat, Livestock & Dairy industries by allowing the producers to carry out pregnancy testing when it suits them, in a safe and accurate manner, without the need to rely on a veterinarian. This will be a game-changer in achieving healthy cattle reproduction, which is essential to help Australian farmers manage a sustainable herd.

Outcome: The project will deliver a range of outcomes, from demonstrating the mechanisms to enhance the selectivity of metal-oxide based gas sensing devices to the key knowledge in mass producing gas sensors capable of detecting minute quantities of chemicals in a complex gas mixture.
Effective start/end date21/11/2320/11/26