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Transformersomes: shape-shifting polymer nanostructures

Synthetic polymers can self-assemble into an impressive spectrum of well-defined nanoscale architectures that behave in intriguing ways, from catalysing chemical reactions to intera more...

Supervisor(s): Roberts, Derrick (Dr)

Radical MOFs and POPs: from microporous conductors to CO(2) capture materials

This project involves the design, synthesis and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and porous organic polymers (POPs) based on redox-active ligands and metal cluste more...

Supervisor(s): D'Alessandro, Deanna (Associate Professor)

Chiroptical phenomena of pi-conjugated materials

pi-conjugated materials are organic molecules with alternate single and double bond character that provide for their semiconducting properties. For example, pi-conjugated polymers ( more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

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)

Photoresponsive Soft Matter

Molecules that respond to light by isomerization, dissociation, or polymerization may be incorporated into surfactant self-assembly structures, thereby creating novel forms of matte more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Nanostructured Electrolytes and Ionogels

Ionic liquids (ILs) are salts that melt below or near room temperature due to frustration of the coulomb forces that stabilise the crystals, and can act as non-volatile solvents for more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Postgraduate Research in Monolayer Two-Dimensional Materials

An opportunity is available for an international PhD scholar to undertake research studies in the exfoliation and structure of monolayer two-dimensional materials. The aim of the re more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)