Available Research Projects

The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis has an active native research program with about 50 academics, research associates, PhD students and visitors. Research interests range through the biological and physical sciences to archaeological studies.

This a non-exhaustive list of available projects. Please feel free to contact the project supervisors or our academic staff directly if you are interested in their research area.


Project 1: Investigation of the Cellular Distribution of Metal-Based Anti-Cancer Compounds by a Correlative Morphomics Approach
Project 2: The Role of Membrane Rafts in Anti-Cancer Drug Treatment

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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 7619


Optimisation of Nanostructure in New Microalloyed Strip Cast Steels to Control Properties
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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 4523


Project 1: Structures and their Effect on Deformation Mechanisms in Nanostructured Materials Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation
Project 2: Stability of Properties and Structures in Nanostructured Alloys Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation

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Project 3: Application of In-situ Deformation Transmission Electron Microscopy to Quantitatively Investigate the Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Amorphous/Crystalline Composites
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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 2351 and , School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, ph. +61 2 9351 2348


Project 1: Effect of Twinning on the Hardening Behaviour of Hexagonal Close-Packed Metals
Project 2: Modelling the Mechanical Behaviour of Hexagonal Materials During Complex Loadings
Project 3: Effect of Aluminium on the Mechanical Behaviour of Magnesium Alloys

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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9036 5498


Project 1: Identifying Risk Factors in Breast Cancer
Project 2: Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Cell Invasion

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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 5322


Project 1: X-ray Microtomography of Australian Amber
Project 2: Contrast Enhancement Stains for X-ray Microtomography of the Inner Ear

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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 7587


Project 1: Atom Probe Tomography of Nanowires
Project 2: Spintronic Materials
Project 3: Supercondcuting Materials

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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 7542


Project 1: Fabrication and Characterisation of Quantum-Dot Solar Cells
Project 2: Controlled Growth of Patterned Metallic Nanoparticles and Characterisation of their Optical Properties

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Contact: , ph. +61 2 9351 7535