Cheryl Suwen Law

Dr Cheryl Suwen Law

Research Associate

Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing

Division of Research and Innovation

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


  • Nanofabrication of nanoporous photonic and plasmonic structures.
  • Optical sensing and biosensing.
  • Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip for sensing applications. 
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award IPAS Best Transdisciplinary Paper Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Australia A$ 22,000
    2019 Award Women's Research Excellence Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award The William Culross Prize for Scientific Research The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award Doctoral Research Medal The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award Dean's Commendation for Outstanding PhD Thesis The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Recognition Chemical Engineering Active and Productive HDR Student The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Scholarship Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Chemical Engineering
    2011 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor in Engineering (Chemical and Pharmaceutical) (First Class Honours)

2021– 2022: Development of lab-on-a-chip sensors for smoke taint in wines, Principal Investigator, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, A$ 22,000.

Teaching assistant for:

  • CHEM ENG 3034 - Kinetics and Reactor Design (2017–19)
  • CHEM ENG 2011 - Process Engineering Thermodynamics (2018)
  • CHEM ENG 4060 - Pharmaceutical Formulation and Dosage Manufacturing (2018)
  • CHEM ENG 1007 - Introduction to Process Engineering (2016)

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Bioinspired Engineering of Iontronic Membranes for Osmotic Energy Generation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Khanh Nhien Vu
    2022 Co-Supervisor Engineering of light-matter interactions in semiconductor structures for photocatalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Van Truc Ngo
    2022 Co-Supervisor Engineering of light–matter interactions in hybrid plasmonic–photonic crystal structures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nguyen Que Huong Tran
    2021 Co-Supervisor Harnessing Light–Matter Interactions in Nanoporous Photonic Crystal Structures for Gas Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khoa Tran
    2020 Co-Supervisor Engineering of Nanoporous Platform Materials for Sensing Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Juan Wang
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83131260
  • Email: cherylsuwen.law@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 2
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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