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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 Co-Supervisor Develop Transparent Conductive Material Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xuanzhao Pan
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