Antibiotic resistance become increasingly severer and is regarded as one of the biggest threats to global health according to World Health Organization (WHO). In my research, I try to kill bacteria in a different way: using nanomaterials with sharp features acting as blades/needles to rupture bacteria in a mechanical manner. In our previous work, we used plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition to obtain vertical graphene (VG). The results have revealed the physical cutting effect of the VG. Other nanomaterials, including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), are also under evaluation.
Zhejian Cao, Ph.D. Department of Life Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology
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