Mission

To discover and harness new science at the nanoscale

Sydney Nanoscience Hub

Research

Outstanding academics in a leading research facility

Sydney Nanoscience Hub

Teaching

Modern, innovative and supported by educational literature

Sydney Nanoscience Hub

News

Messel Lecture Theatre

Sydney Nanoscience Hub

The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST)

The mission of the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is to "discover and harness new science at the nanoscale". To make this possible, the University has constructed a new 10,000m2 state of the art building to house the AINST, adjacent to the Physics Building at the University of Sydney. The Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH) building contains:

  • 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 green roof and breakout spaces.

A group of outstanding academics will utilise the new infrastructure and enable revolutionary research and teaching that will underpin health, communications, information technology, energy and the environment.

The SNH building was constructed by Lend Lease and was completed in July 2015. The building 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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