Chief investigators: Ali Abbas, Shelley Wickham
Our research focuses on designing and testing a DNA nanobot for targeted delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) into cancer cells for gene silencing. Read about DNA origami nanobots.
Chief investigator: Anna Ceguerra
This project develops new mathematical formalisms and computational algorithms to analyse the data from atom probe microscopy. Read about Developing analysis methodologies for atom probe microscopy.
Chief investigator: Ivan Kassal
Quantum mechanics holds molecules together, but quantumness quickly fades in intermolecular process. Our aim is to convert fundamental observations about quantum coherence, disorder, and noise into principles for systematic molecular engineering. Find out more about Engineered quantum molecular systems.
Chief investigator: Georges Grau
This program of research investigates the precise role of the nanosize elements known as extracellular vescicles in immunoregulation and immunopathology, as well as their potential as biomarkers in a number of diseases. Find out more about Extracellular vesicles.
Chief investigators: Kim Chan, Rachel Chang
A major interest of our group is using bacteriophages (phages) to combat bacterial infections in the lungs caused by multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria. Our work is focused on developing stable dry powder phage formulations and establishing PK/PD profiling as well as uncovering the phage stabilisation mechanisms. Find out more about Inhaled phage therapy.
Chief investigator: Xiaoke Yi
We are delivering major breakthroughs in signal processing and sensing, which will bring about disruptive changes in fields such as communications, defence and healthcare delivery. Find out more about Integrated Microwave Photonics.
Chief investigator: Benjamin Eggleton
Our research group works on a wide range of programs such as but not limited to all-optical and nonlinear signal processing, mid-infrared photonics and single photon generation. Find out more about Linking fundamental to applied photonics.
Chief investigator: David Reilly
Our research group seeks to understand the laws of nature at the nanoscale and then harness them to build technologies. Find out more about Measurement and control at the nanoscale.
Chief investigator: Ahmad Jabbarzadeh
Our work on engineering functional polymeric nanoparticles requires an understanding of their crystallization effected by particle size, surface effects, and other processing conditions. Find out more about Molecular simulation of polymeric nanoparticles.
Chief investigator: Marcus Muellner
Our research uses controlled polymerisation techniques to construct polymer architectures and polymer assemblies to address key questions in a range of University priority areas. Find out more about Multifunctional polymer nanostructures.
Chief investigator: Wojciech Chrzanowski
Our progress in the development of nanoparticles and the steep increase in their applications does not match the progress in the evaluation of the possible environmental health and safety impacts across their lifecycle. By providing fundamental mechanistic insights into nanotoxicity and establishing novel protocols for nanotoxicity testing, we can also support regulatory agencies in protecting our health. Find out more about Nano safety and sustainability.
Chief investigator: Thomas Maschmeyer
This program aims to provide the necessary breakthroughs in battery technology to enable pervasive application. Find out more about Nano-engineered reversible energy storage.
Chief investigator: Luming Shen
This program studies the molecular mechanisms of liquid slip to develop friction-free flow nanofluidic devices for desalination and other chemical purification techniques. Find out more about Nanoscale fluid flow at solid surfaces.
Chief investigator: Ben Eggleton
Our group works in optical physics and photonics, and our breakthroughs in nonlinear nanoscale waveguides have created a new paradigm for photonic chip based signal processing. Find out more about Nanoscale photonic circuits.
Our research is aiming for precise surgery at the cellular or sub-cellular level using nanorobotic machines in a manner that would transform the way we treat diseases. This could include reducing the invasiveness of surgery, providing early detection methods and improving outcomes for patients with diseases that require high risk treatment or cannot be treated. Find out more about Nanorobotic surgery.
Chief investigator: Georges Grau, Peter Lay, Nicholas King
This project aims to discover new aspects of human diseases and new pathways for drug targeting from the myriad of endogenous biological nanovescicles released by the immune system in response to both infectious and non-infectious diseases. Find out more about New insights into disease and drug targets.
Chief investigator: Chris Ling
Our research is finding insights into atomic-scale ionic conduction mechanisms, where quantitative fitting of quasielastic neutron scattering reveals liquid-like oxide ion diffusion through a solid. Find out more about Quasielastic neutron scattering.
Chief investigator: Mike Biercuk
The primary focus of our research on trapped ions is the development of efficient and robust control techniques for arbitrary quantum systems in the presence of environmental noise. Find out more about Quantum control with trapped ions.
Chief investigator: Yu Heng
Nature is a master of self-assembly, creating nanoscale architectures that are otherwise impossible to build synthetically. In our lab, we re-engineer these natural systems to construct new catalysts and drug delivery systems. Find out more about Self-assembled protein nanocompartments.
Chief investigator: Rongkun Zheng
This research project is conducted via post-analysis of as-grown InGaAs nanowires at atomic-scale, to deduce the thermodynamics of nanowire growth, specifically, chemical distribution, the geometry evolution, and crystallography. The outputs of this project are expected to be a guideline for the synthesis of the nanowires in a controllable manner for targeted application. Find out more about Semiconducting nanowires.
Chief investigator: Chiara Neto
This program replicates natural phenomena to solve diverse challenges, for example: developing self-cleaning paints to increase the energy efficiency of commercial coatings and alleviate water scarcity in arid climates. Find out more about Special wettability nanostructured surfaces.
Chief investigator: Yuan Chen
This research aims for a synthesis of carbon nanomaterials with well-defined atomic structures to achieve unique properties and to convert nanoscale properties into macroscale functionalities to gain practical applications. Find out more about Tailoring carbon nanomaterials.