Functional Nanomaterials and Associated Nanotechnology

Functional nanomaterials are advanced nanotechnology materials with internal or external dimensions on the order of nanometers. These extremely small dimensions make these materials unique: they are able to penetrate systems easily (e.g. drug delivery applications), are reactive (catalytic applications) and can selectively separate molecules based on size (adsorption applications). Nanomaterials can offer unusual properties that are not possessed by their corresponding bulk materials, leading to innovative optoelectronic devices and sensors.

The Functional Nanomaterials Research Group focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and applications of functional nanomaterials, such as mesoporous materials, zeolite nanoparticles, hierarchical porous materials, nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires, and nanocomposite membranes.

The emphases are placed on advanced nanotechnology, design, and control of the composition, morphology, nanostructure and functionality of the nanomaterials, and the subsequent applications of these materials to a wide variety of areas including adsorption, catalysis, sensing, gas separation, water treatment, fuel cells, electro-photonic nanodevices, medical devices, biodiagnostics, theranostics and drug delivery.

Monash Engineering constantly stays at the leading edge of the latest developments in nanotechnology so that we can offer advanced research and development services.

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