Smart Materials and Surfaces Group

Welcome to the web page of Smart Materials and Surfaces research group at UNSW, led by Scientia Professor J. Justin Gooding and Professor Richard Tilley.

Smart Materials and Surfaces group photo
The Smart Materials & Surfaces Research Group (October2017)

 

The research group is located in the Kensington campus and has around 30 members, working on a several areas. The research projects are funded through the Australian Research Council Discovery, Linkage and Centre of Excellence programs, as well as the National Health and Medical Research Council and a variety of industrial sponsors.

View of Sydney from our lab
View of Sydeny from our laboratory in the Kensington campus

 

Research

The research in the Smart Materials and Surfaces Research Group spans among several areas. In order to capture this diversity, the areas can be divided in Capabilities and Applications. Our capabilities are: nanoparticles synthesis, surface modification, electrochemistry, electron microscopy. Our applications are: electrocatalysis, single molecule sensors, cell based sensors and assays.
More details can be found on the Research page.

Research overview - capabilities and applications

 

 

Affiliations

 Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN) logo

 

The Smart Materials & Surfaces Research Group is part of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine of which Professor Gooding is one of the three directors. As a result much of our research has a nanomedicine focus where we modify surfaces for diagnostic devices, imaging and biomaterials as well as more fundamental work on electron transfer, catalysis and cell-surface interactions.

 NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) logo

 

The Smart Materials & Surfaces Research Group is part of the New South Wales Smart Sennsing Network (NSSN), of which Professor Gooding is Co-director. 

 

ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS) logo

 

The Smart Materials & Surfaces Research Group is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS), of which Professor Gooding is Chief Investigator, Node Leader.

 Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) logo

 

Professor Richard Tilley is the Director of Electron Microscope Unit at the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, UNSW. The Unit is a founding member of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF).

 

 

For industries

Do you think the Smart Materials & Surfaces Research Group can help you to solve a research problem or develop a technology? Please contact justin.gooding@unsw.edu.au or r.tilley@unsw.edu.au.

Current industral collaborations include:

  • AgaMatrix
  • Inventia

 

 

News

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