To discover and harness new science at the nanoscale

The Australian Institute for Nanoscience


Outstanding academics in a leading research facility

The Australian Institute for Nanoscience


Modern, innovative and supported by educational literature

The Australian Institute for Nanoscience


March 2015 - Messel Lecture Theatre

The Australian Institute for Nanoscience

The Australian Institute for Nanoscience (AIN)

The mission of the Australian Institute for Nanoscience is to "discover and harness new science at the nanoscale". To make this possible, we are constructing a new 10,000m2 state of the art building, which is located adjacent to the current Physics Building at the University of Sydney. The AIN building will contain:

  • World class precision laboratories specially designed for nanoscience research.
  • Cleanrooms and electron microscope suites with advanced nanofabrication and characterisation tools available for user access.
  • Modern teaching facilities including a 300 seat lecture theatre and a number of smaller spaces for computer-aided learning.
  • Sustainable office designs with natural lighting and ventilation.
  • A cafe, green roof, breakout spaces and cycling facilities.

We are also bringing together a group of outstanding academics who will utilise the new infrastructure and enable revolutionary research and teaching that will underpin health, communications, information technology, energy and the environment.

The AIN building is being constucted by Lend Lease and will be completed in 2015. The buildng project was an initiative of the Australian Government, being conducted as part of the Nation-building Economic Stimulus Plan. The construction budget of over $100M was jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments and the University of Sydney.

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