Who we are:


About research in the Nanoscience cluster

The ability of chemists to control matter on the molecular level is now being exploited to develop a new generation of materials with properties not previously accessible.  The fabrication of new materials using molecular scale building blocks is one of the fundamental principles of nanoscience.  The functional materials we are developing have important applications in analytical chemistry, electrochemistry and surface science.  Specific areas of interest include:

  • Designer surfaces leading to biosensors, optoelectronic devices, organic electronics, biomaterials
  • Nanostructured materials for catalysis, gas adsorption, molecular sieves and sensing
  • Nanoparticles and nanosheets as nanoscale building blocks for biolabelling, bioelectronics, gas adsorption and molecular electronics