About AINST



To discover and harness new science at the nanoscale, we’ve created a completely new, highly collaborative research environment enabling us to tackle the most important challenges facing our time.


The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST) is the University of Sydney's latest step in the creation of flexible, interdisciplinary institutes that are devoted to bringing the best people and infrastructure together in the support of frontier research.

By bringing together the University’s collective academic expertise in nanoscale research in a purpose-built facility - the Sydney Nanoscience Hub - the Institute is producing transformative scientific outcomes that generate new knowledge and impact society and the economy.

This unification of research strength is also enhancing the broader Australian nano-research community, and transforming Sydney into a global leader in discovering and harnessing new science at the nanoscale.