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Dr Rodda is a multidisciplinary engineer working to develop new technologies for biomedical applications. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering in 2014 from Monash University for work with synthetic cell microenvironments. He has worked as a research scientist for Callaghan Innovation in the Medical Device Technology group, developing novel diagnostic assays, an R&D consultant for Aeroqual Ltd, and has worked in research groups at the University of Auckland and the University of California, Berkeley. He recently returned to Monash as an Assistant Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr Rodda's major research work to date has been in developing strategies to control surface interactions between engineered materials and biological molecules. These are of interest in diverse applications, including in studies of implantable cell scaffolds, cell microenvironments to support and direct stem cell development, low-fouling coatings and biosensors. Previous work has examined both the synthesis and application of novel materials, particularly polymers. He has also previously worked in the development of systems for the detection of biomolecules in complex samples, and in characterising cell responses (particularly neural and stem cells) to biomaterials both in vitro and in vivo. His most recent projects are examining new methods for detecting biomolecules, in particular focusing on the analysis of cell-free DNA.

Research area keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Surface modification
  • Biofunctionalisation
  • Biorecognition
  • Polymer brush coatings
  • Electrospinning
  • Cell scaffolds
  • Biosensors

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Research Output

  • 12 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Conference Paper
  • 1 Review Article

Extending Circulating Tumor DNA Analysis to Ultralow Abundance Mutations: Techniques and Challenges

Rodda, A. E., Parker, B. J., Spencer, A. & Corrie, S. R., 23 Mar 2018, In : ACS Sensors. 3, 3, p. 540-560 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Increased cardiomyocyte alignment and intracellular calcium transients using micropatterned and drug-releasing poly(glycerol sebacate) elastomers

Zhu, C., Rodda, A. E., Truong, V. X., Shi, Y., Zhou, K., Haynes, J. M., Wang, B., Cook, W. D. & Forsythe, J. S., 2018, In : ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 4, 7, p. 2494-2504 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Electrospun scaffolds for neural tissue engineering

Chen, P., Rodda, A. E., Parkington, H. C. & Forsythe, J. S., 1 Jan 2017, Electrospun Materials for Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Applications: Research, Design and Commercialization. Uyar, T. & Kny, E. (eds.). Duxford UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited, p. 299-320 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling integrin-based adhesion to a degradable electrospun fibre scaffold via SI-ATRP

Rodda, A. E., Ercole, F., Glattauer, V., Nisbet, D. R., Healy, K. E., Dove, A. P., Meagher, L. & Forsythe, J. S., 7 Dec 2016, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 4, 45, p. 7314-7322 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Fast femtosecond laser ablation for efficient cutting of sintered alumina and quartz substrates

Oosterbeek, R. N., Ward, T., Corazza, C., Bodley, O., Ashforth, S., Rodda, A. & Simpson, M. C., 16 Dec 2016, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2016): 5-10 June 2016, San Jose, California, USA. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 7788287

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review