Our Nanoscience theme uses a broad range of methods to characterise molecular structure and function, and to identify and quantitate key chemical and biochemical species in the environment and in the human body.

Using super-resolution and electron microscopy, condensed matter physics and infrared spectroscopy we study molecular processes to create new medical diagnostics, environmental sensors and techniques to image molecules in real time.

Research focus

To characterise the molecular structure and function of materials, molecular complexes, proteins and condensed matter.

To develop methods for identifying and quantifying chemical and biochemical species in environmental or biological specimens for research or diagnostic purposes.

To understand the composition and molecular properties of materials at the nanometer scale.