Nanotechnology is an innovative collection of sciences and technology that will have a major impact on many aspects of our daily lives.

It allows us to manipulate atoms – the building blocks of all matter – and thereby create new materials and devices capable of previously unimagined complexity, functionality, sensitivity, strength and ultimately, economic value.

Monash is a recognised leader in nanomaterial research, and is in the process of developing products and manufacturing solutions, such as:

  • the bionic eye
  • green materials for consumer products and healthcare
  • next generation aerospace metals
  • high-performance solar cells
  • smart materials for medical diagnostics
  • hybrid car fuel cells
  • advances in brain, spinal cord and cardiovascular repair

Manufacturing at Monash University

Manufacturing by Monash University


Monash already has, and is continuing to establish, some of Australia's most advanced scientific infrastructure for characterisation and fabrication at the nanoscale. We are also affiliated with a number of nano-related centres that cater for a complete approach to nanoscience.

These Monash and affiliated centres include:

Working with industry

Monash provides a toolkit of state-of-the-art facilities and the highest level of expert support for researchers, industry and entrepreneurs. We support each stage of the discovery and innovation process from fundamental research to manufacturing of prototypes, helping keep Australia at the forefront of science, technology development and innovation.

We have partnered with:

  • State and federal governments
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Biomedical industry
  • Pharmaceutical and chemical industries
  • Energy producers
  • Manufacturers of agricultural chemicals
  • Manufacturers of scientific instruments


  • Theory and modelling
  • Fabrication and prototyping
  • Characterisation
  • Integration