The Nanomaterials Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre located within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the School of Chemical Engineering, led by Professor Lianzhou Wang.  The centre was founded by Professor Max Lu in 2000 and subsequently became part the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials (ARCCFN) from 2003 until the end of the ARCCFN in 2013.  The centre has affiliated researchers from UQ Chemical Engineering, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), and the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience.


The Nanomaterials Centre, currently focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials in the three key areas of energy, environment and health. It has a very well-equipped laboratory, housing over $5,000,000 worth of characterisation and synthesis equipment.The interdisciplinary team includes chemists, chemical engineers and materials scientists, with many of the senior researchers collaborating with other institutes at UQ, including the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)Institute of Molecular Biosciences (IMB)Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), and the Diamantina Institute (UQDI).

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