Tilley group

Welcome to the Tilley research group webpage

The aim of the Tilley research group is to synthesize and characterize novel, cutting edge nanoparticle materials. We approach this problem using solution phase chemical techniques which allow for the synthesis of very uniform nanoparticles with superb control over their size and shape. The nanoparticles are characterized using a wide range of techniques with particular focus on high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM).

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Research in the Tilley research group can be split into two catergories, more infomation on each catergory can be found in the links below

Metal Nanoparticles

In the Tilley group, we use solution-phase methods to synthesize and characterize a range of metal nanoparticles (NPs) with varying sizes, shapes and compositions.  Our research into metal NPs can be split into three themes; magnetic, catalytic, and bimetallic/multimetallic NPs. The Tilley group has established collaboration links with world leading groups, both in Australia and internationally, to study and apply metal NPs from applications ranging from catalysis and fuel cells, to cancer therapy.

 Quantum Dots

Quantum dots (QDs) are attractive materials due to their unique size and surface dependent optical properties. The optical properties of QDs offer enormous potential in a range of biomedical (bioimaging) and photovoltaic applications (LEDs and solar cells).  The Tilley group specializes in the solution synthesis and characterization of earth-abundant, non-toxic QDs.  The Tilley group has established collaboration links with world leading groups, both in Australia and internationally to develop QD applications such as bioimaging and solar cells.