Materials for the collection of eDNA from air

Environmental scientists are always looking for safer, cheaper, faster and more efficient ways of e-DNA sampling to study Australia’s biodiversity. Currently, ecologists are using commercial off-the-shelf materials that may not be best suited for the task. This project will deliver a step change in how we approach environmental monitoring through its innovative use of materials science to develop novel, sustainable polymers and high-surface-area nanofibrous materials to transform terrestrial eDNA monitoring via optimised passive air eDNA collection.

Project lead: Yen Truong (Manufacturing)