Pigram - Interactions at surfaces

Group leader

Paul PigramDr Paul Pigram

Associate Professor, College of Science, Health and Engineering

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Research overview

Our research focuses on creating, understanding and controlling materials at the nanometer scale. We have a strong focus on surface science, in particular, exploring chemical and molecular properties and processes at surfaces and at interfaces.

Our group's research interests include:

  • understanding molecular interactions at surfaces,
  • bio-surface characterisation,
  • nano-particle drug delivery and
  • the surface science of minerals, glasses and other industrially relevant systems.

Our group works with around 25 universities, 5 government laboratories and 50 companies in Australia and abroad. His group hosts a comprehensive surface science capability including XPS, ToF-SIMS, SPM, AES/SAM and contact angle analysis, supported by a state-of-the art visualisation and instrument remote access facility.

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