Kyle Bachus

Dr Kyle Bachus

University Research Fellow

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


Kyle completed his BSc (Chemistry) in 2012 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada during which he performed research in a variety of areas including environmental chemistry and nanomaterials.

From 2012-2017 he completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof Richard Oleschuk, where research diversity continued to be a trend, where he worked on developing materials for Mass Spectrometry, Optics, "Smart" Textiles, and Point-of-Care Diagnostics.

Since the completion of his Ph.D., Kyle has been working on an ARC Linkage Project in collaboration with Trajan Scientific and Medical on the development of novel materials solutions for complex analytical instrumentation.

My research is focussed on adapting photonics and optics fabrication strategies towards the development of novel glass components for analytical instrumentation. In direct collaboration with industry partner, Trajan Scientific and Medical, we are developing next-generation components for electrospray ionization mass spectrometry instrumentation. These components are auxiliary and offer higher throughput of samples while giving the user a closer look into the chemical composition of their samples with up to a 35 times increase in sensitivity. 

We thrive on the multi-faceted team of chemists, physicists, engineers, and executives towards academic and commercial outcomes of our daily research.  

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2017 Bachus, K., Mats, L., Choi, H., Gibson, G., & Oleschuk, R. (2017). Fabrication of Patterned Superhydrophobic/Hydrophilic Substrates by Laser Micromachining for Small Volume Deposition and Droplet-Based Fluorescence. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(8), 7629-7636.
    DOI Scopus7
    2016 Gorgutsa, S., Bachus, K., LaRochelle, S., Oleschuk, R., & Messaddeq, Y. (2016). Washable hydrophobic smart textiles and multi-material fibers for wireless communication. Smart Materials and Structures, 25(11), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus4
    2016 Bachus, K., De Lima Filho, E., Wlodarczyk, K., Oleschuk, R., Messaddeq, Y., & Loock, H. (2016). Fabrication of axicon microlenses on capillaries and microstructured fibers by wet etching. Optics Express, 24(18), 20346-20358.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Fu, Y., Morency, S., Bachus, K., Simon, D., Hutama, T., Gibson, G., . . . Oleschuk, R. (2016). A microstructured fiber with defined borosilicate regions to produce a radial micronozzle array for nanoelectrospray ionization. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus3
    2015 Bachus, K., Langille, K., Fu, Y., Gibson, G., & Oleschuk, R. (2015). Controlling the morphology of (concentric) microtubes formed by in situ free radical polymerization. Polymer, 58, 113-120.
    DOI Scopus4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Mats, L., Bachus, K., Agrawal, P., Hutama, T., Grouse, P., Jor, M., & Oleschuk, R. (2016). Multiplexed particle and particle-free actuation of droplets on Superhydrophobic surfaces for digital microfluidic applications. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 772-773).
    2016 Ghimire, B., Bachus, K., Mats, L., & Oleschuk, R. (2016). Ethanol determination in beers using droplet arrays fabricated by laser micromachining superhydrophobic (SH) coated glass. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2016 (pp. 1146-1147).
  • Position: University Research Fellow
  • Email: kyle.bachus@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs
  • Org Unit: Physics

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