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Enabling the Internet of Nano-Things via molecular communication

Project Leader: Yuting Fang
Staff: Prof Jamie Evans
Primary Contact: Yuting Fang (yuting.fang@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: communications and networks
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

A super-connected world is unparalleled. The Internet of Nano-Things is envisioned as a ground-breaking networking domain where nanoscale devices will be interconnected anywhere and at anytime. Looking 10–20 years ahead, the Internet of Nano-Things will be enabling numerous exciting applications, such as intra-body health monitoring and drug delivery. Molecular communication has emerged as a promising nanoscale communication paradigm that forms the basis of the Internet of Nano-Things since molecular communication is bio-compatible and consumes low energy. The primary aim of this project is to establish and design realistic and reliable molecular communication that will underpin the development and functionality of the Internet of Nano-Things.


  1. Exploit the channel response and propose accurate mathematical models to establish the theoretical fundamentals of molecular signal transmission, propagation, and reception.
  2. Explore the best achievable performance of molecule-based nanoscale communication schemes based on the properties of molecules and propagation environment.


A high self-motivation, a solid background in communication and electronic engineering, a strong grounding in mathematical skills, and a good level of programming in Matlab.


A thorough understanding of cutting-edge communication paradigm – molecular communication and high potentials to disseminate novel results on high-level publications.