Gooding group



Welcome to the Gooding research group webpage.

We have expertise in electrochemistry, optics, nanomaterials synthesis and surface modification with a strong focus on interfacing materials with biological systems.

We specialise in nanoscale control over materials either by highly controlled synthesis or via the molecule level modification of surfaces using self-assembled monolayers, biological molecules and nanomaterials to impart a desired functionality to that surface such as to:

  • Selectively detect an analyte – biosensors and nanodiagnostics
  • Influence biological processes – biomaterials and nanotherapeutics
  • Effectively catalyse reactions to generate valuable products – electrocatalysis
  • Create well defined 3D cell cultures – biomaterials

Information on the projects currently undertaken in the Gooding research group can be found in the menu links on the right.


Prof. Justin Gooding co-leads the Smart Materials and Surfaces research group

SMS group




The Gooding Group and the Smart Materials and Surfaces Group are part of UNSW's Ally Network. We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors. We hope you can feel confident and loved to be your full self in our group.