Nano technology

Functional Materials and Interfaces

About

Functional materials are building blocks of modern society and play a critical role in the evolution of technology.  The research in this field is interdisciplinary, providing the intellectual foundation to design, create and understand new forms of matters and their functionalities by revealing the detailed chemistry, structure, process-at-interface and properties/function of solid-state, organic, inorganic or hybrid materials.  The application of functional materials and interfaces, from ceramics, nanomaterials, 2D materials, single molecules to polymers, covers designing sustainable new forms of matter with customized properties for applications in energy storage and conversion, future electronics, molecular imaging and sensing, informatics, environmental remediation and smart materials that can sense and respond to their environment. 

Groups

At the Connal group we make polymers with applications across a multitude of industries which means we develop new materials for a range of applications.

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Battery storage

Our research is focused on developing materials and technologies for energy storage in batteries and related devices.

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Liquid metal

Our work covers organometallic chemistry with a particular focus include unsaturated ligands involving metal–carbon multiple bonding.

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Humphrey

Our research uses synthesis, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and computational chemistry to generate new molecular materials with unusual optical properties.

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Nano material

Our work is mainly concentrated on the interaction amongst synthesis, micro-structure and polarisation-related properties of functional materials.

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Bone tissue

The Nisbet Lab is focused on developing advanced biomaterials along three themes: Neural Tissue and Bone Tissue Engineering and Drug & Viral Vector Delivery.

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Nano particles

The Tricoli group research focuses on several fields of nanotechnology spacing.

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Nano technology

The group is interested in synthesis & understanding of nano-to-atomic materials & structures.

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Projects

Artificial biomaterials and the Development and 3D printing of functional materials

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Student intake

Open for Summer scholar students

People

Liquid organic hydrogen storage, Solar-powered catalysts, Multifunctional materials and the Chemistry, structure and property of high performance polar functional materials.

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Materials for potassium-ion batteries, Materials chemistry of hybrid-energy storage and Visualising the behaviour of battery materials.

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Nano-to-atomic scale catalysts, Harnessing solar energy and Advanced 2D materials

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Non-Classical Pincer Ligands for Catalytic Applications, Unusual Carbyne Complexes and Chains of Carbon

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhD students

Members

Academic staff

HDR Convenor
Associate Director

Associate Professor

ARC Laureate Fellow

Zongyou Yin

Associate Professor

Articles

Wonderful news – Professor Yun Liu has been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship.

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