Advanced Materials and Nanoscience


The School currently conducts research in: complex fluids; nanoporous materials; nanotechnology; organic electronic materials; photovoltaics; polymers; quantum dots; solar cells; surface coating


  • Brendan Abrahams
    Brendan Abrahams, coordination polymers, hydrogen-bonded networks, microporous materials
  • Muthupandian Ashokkumar
    Muthupandian Ashokkumar, functional materials, nanomaterials, protein microspheres for drug and flavour delivery, photocatalysts for the degradation of pollutants
  • Stephen Best
    Stephen Best, catalysis
  • Evan Bieske
    Evan Bieske, optical spectroscopy and mass spectrometry of trapped nanoparticles, fluorescent nanoparticles, single particle spectroscopy
  • Colette Boskovic
    Colette Boskovic, molecular nanomagnets
  • Paul Donnelly
    Paul Donnelly, coordination chemistry, macrocyclic chemistry, metal-based drugs, electroactive materials
  • Ken Ghiggino
    Ken Ghiggino, electroluminescent polymers, light harvesting polymers
  • Carol Hua
    Dr Carol Hua, chiral coordination networks, chiral elucidation, redox-active materials
  • James Hutchison
    Dr James Hutchison, Exciton-polaritons, Surface plasmon photonics, Single molecule/particle spectroscopy, SERS, Molecular photophysics, 2D materials
  • David Jones
    David Jones, organic and inorganic semiconducting materials for thin film solar cells
  • Spas Kolev
    Spas Kolev, extracting polymer liquid membranes and beads
  • Paul Mulvaney
    Paul Mulvaney, nanostructured materials, nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanomechanics, atomic force microscopy, waveguides
  • Anastasios Polyzsos
    Anastasios Polyzsos, flow chemistry, catalysis
  • Richard Robson
    Richard Robson, coordination polymers
  • Trevor Smith
    Trevor Smith, luminescent polymers
  • Alessandro Soncini
    Alessandro Soncini, spintronics of magnetic molecules grafted on graphene and nanotube nanosurfaces, near-resonance optical properties of confined carbon nanostructures
  • Georgina Such
    Georgina Such, Synthesis of engineered polymers using controlled polymerisation techniques, polymer-protein hybrids, self-assembly, nanotechnology, responsive nano/microparticles for therapeutic delivery
  • Tony Wedd
    Tony Wedd, photoactive oxidation catalysts, two dimensional networks as electrode interfaces
  • Wallace Wong
    Wallace Wong, organic semiconductors, organic electronics, interface modification