Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry

Research in the field of macromolecular and materials chemistry from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne.

Researchers

Brendan Abrahams     Design, synthesis, structure and properties of redox-active and microporous coordination polymers, hydrogen-bonded networks and molecular cages.

Muthupandian Ashokkumar     Cutting-edge research in the areas of ultrasonics and sonochemistry, including fundamental aspects of acoustic cavitation.

Stephen Best     Electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry.

Evan Bieske     Optical spectroscopy and MS of trapped nanoparticles, fluorescent nanoparticles, single particle spectroscopy, IR of charged complexes and clusters, molecular anions, photodissociation spectroscopy.

Colette Boskovic     Synthesis and study of molecular magnets and switchable metal complexes.

Paul Donnelly     Synthetic inorganic chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry, metal-based drugs and the study of metal ions in biological systems; diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.

Ken Ghiggino     Super-resolution optical imaging methods, ultrafast laser spectroscopy and time-resolved microscopy, applied to study materials including organic photovoltaic, semiconductor nanocrystal and biological materials.

Andrew Holmes     Applications of synthesis to problems in materials and biology.

Carol Hua     Chiral coordination networks and spectroscopy.

James Hutchison     Laser controlled reactives and spectroscopy.

David Jones     Design and synthesis of organic semiconducting and light harvesting materials for energy conversion.

Spas Kolev     Development of methods and instrumentation for automatic chemical analysis and environmental monitoring; Fabrication and study of polymeric membranes.

Robert Lamb     Fundamental studies of nanomaterials, nanostructuring of advanced materials and materials characterisation.

Paul Mulvaney     Nanostructured materials, nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanomechanics, AFM, waveguides, ellipsometry, fluorescence, surface plasmon spectroscopy, single particle spectroscopy, exciton emission, plasmonics.

Anastasios Polyzsos     Catalysis and organic chemistry for molecular discovery.

Richard Robson     New inorganic materials.

Trevor Smith     Evanescent wave fluorescence spectroscopy, super-resolution optical microscopy, time-resolved fluorescence microscopy, ultrafast laser spectroscopy.

Alessandro Soncini     Theoretical chemistry for molecular modelling.

Georgina Such     Polymer chemistry, materials science and nanomedicine.

Tony Wedd     Polyoxometalate clusters, copper transport proteins, photoactive oxidation catalysts, 2D networks as electrode interfaces, gas phase reactivity of oxoanions, metal transport in hyperaccummulating.

Wallace Wong     Design and synthesis of organic semiconducting and light harvesting materials for energy conversion.

Research centres

ARC CoE for Exciton Science
Researching better ways to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.

ARC SRC for Particulate Fluids Processing
Bringing together internationally renowned researchers to gain new insights into the interfacial behaviour of particulate fluids and advanced materials.

ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industries
Fosters transformative and innovative research in Australia’s chemical and advanced manufacturing sectors through a new industry-led research-training program developed through partnerships between in

Research in this area is conducted in the School of Chemistry.