Mr Patrick Charchar

Position

Research Officer

School /
Work Unit

School of Engineering

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3239

patrick.charchar@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 014
Level: 07
Room: 004

City campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Staff profile photo of Patrick Charchar

Availability

Monday to Friday

Qualifications

  • BSc (App Sc) (Hons 1st Class), RMIT University, 2012
  • BSc (App Sc) with Distinct, RMIT University, 2011
  • BSc (Nano) with Distinct, RMIT University, 2011

Academic activities

Research interests

  • Computational methods to examine biomolecular structure, conformation and dynamic/static properties
  • Protein-protein and protein-nanoparticle interactions
  • Mechanisms involved with phenomena at the atomic scale

Computational methods

  • Classical molecular dynamics

Current and recent research projects

  • Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters for Biosensing Applications
  • Epitope-Tagged Gold Nanoparticles for Immune Complex Forming Systems
  • Molecular Monolayers for Water Conservation

Publications

  • Andresen, H.; Mager, M.; Charchar, P.; Todorova, N.; Grieβner, M,; Theocharidis, G.; Bell, N.; Bertazzo, S.; Yarovsky, I.; Stevens, M., Epitope-tagged gold nanoparticles in immune complex forming systems: On feasibility, mechanism and limitations of single-step immunoassays. In preparation.

Achievements and awards

  • Vice-Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence, 2013
  • RMIT Health Innovations Research Institute PhD Top-up, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2013
  • Greg Anderson Memorial Award for Physics, 2013
  • RMIT School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    Summer Scholarship, Dec. 2012 – Mar. 2013
  • RMIT Nanotechnology Award (Physics), 2012