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Research

  • Bamboo Bicycle

    Bamboo bicycles have been designed and built for men, women, boys and girls as part of the interdisciplinary business and innovation program. The bicycles, which use locally available bamboo for the bicycle frames, are being tested by AUST students’ teams.
  • Ceramic Filters for Water Filtration

    Ceramic water filters are being developed for the production of potable water in rural/urban communities. These utilize micro- and nano-porous ceramics in the occlusion of microbes (bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa) from biologically contaminated water.
  • BioMEMS for Cancer Treatment

    Bio-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS) are being developed for the localized treatment of breast and prostate cancer. The BioMEMS devices use thermosensitive polymer gels to store and release cancer drugs into regions surrounding a tumor.
  • Nanoparticles for Cancers Detection and Treatment

    Magnetite (Fe3O4) and gold nanoparticles are being developed for the early detection and localized treatment of breast and prostate cancer.
  • Sustainable Building Materials

    Affordable and sustainable building materials are being made from new combinations of earth, natural fibers and granite/stone dust. These have been shown to have better mechanical properties than existing cement-based building materials.
  • Organic/Flexible Solar Cells

    Organic and flexible solar cells are being developed by AUST students (Kehinde Oyewole, Ebenezer Tuffour, Deborah Olalekan, and Joseph Asare) under the supervision of AUST professors (Prof. Wole Soboyejo and Dr. Zebaze Kana).
  • Organic Light Emitting Device

    AUST student (Vitalis Anye Chioh) working with AUST faculty (Prof. Wole Soboyejo and Dr. Zebaze Kana) have develop an improved organic light emitting device (OLED) with the potential to replace existing LEDs. The new device has low turn on voltages that have been engineered through the use of novel charge injection layers and lamination techniques. The devices are currently being tested for their robustness and longevity.
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