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Self-assembled photonics

Self-Assembled photonics is fast becoming one of the leading photonic fabrication technologies since it is potentially compatible with fibre and integrated optics, including silicon more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, John (Honorary Professor)

Design of new metal-based anti-cancer drugs

This project aims to investigate the mode of action of metal anti-cancer drugs, including both anti-metastatic and cytotocities against a range of different cancer cell lines.  more...

Supervisor(s): Lay, Peter (Professor)

Function and regulation of P-type ATPase ion pumps

The project aims to understand at the atomic level how the Na+,K+-ATPase and related ion pumps function and how they are regulated. more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Ron (Associate Professor)

Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

The synthesis of cyclic peptides and derivatives is currently of significant interest, due to their potential applications in a range of areas spanning both chemistry and biology. N more...

Supervisor(s): Jolliffe, Katrina (Kate) (Professor)

Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry for the Central Nervous System

Projects involve developing novel CNS drugs through applications of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and pharmacological screening. more...

Supervisor(s): Kassiou, Michael (Professor)

Targeted delivery of anticancer agents

An ideal anticancer agent is one that is inert as it moves around the body, is selectively taken up by cancer cells, and is activated once inside those cells. The multiple oxidation more...

Supervisor(s): Hambley, Trevor (Emeritus Professor)

Understanding slip and designing new slippery surfaces

Investigation of the properties of surfaces that affect the slip of liquids at solid interface, with the potential to develop more energy-efficient microfluidic devices. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (Associate Professor)

Why are Ionic Liquids Extraordinary Solvents?

The use of ionic liquids has exploded over the last decades as solvents for unusual or difficult chemical syntheses.  These liquids consist solely of ions and have melting poin more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Laboratory Exobiology: Prebiotic Environments in Ionic Liquids?

Life in the universe is widely presumed only to be viable in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ around a star, where liquid water is available.  Some have speculated that Titan more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Catalysis of Sustainable Processes

Available projects involve the development of novel catalysts for the generation of hydrogen by splitting water with sunlight, for biomass conversion, for green industrial oxidation more...

Supervisor(s): Masters, Tony (Associate Professor)