ARC Nanotechnology Network
Centre for Nanotechnology and Biomaterials

Centre for Nanotechnology and Biomaterials

Name of Group Leader:

Professor Matt Trau  

Physical Address:

Room 404, Chemistry Bldg (68)
The Department of Chemistry
The University of Queensland  

Mailing Address:

Centre for Nanotechnology and Biomaterials

Level 4, Bldg 68
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, 4072  






Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

The overall goal of the research within our centre is to develop biologically related materials and devices which will ultimately improve human health. Our research work is divided into two main categories:

(i) Biodiagnostic & Drug Discovery devices, and
(ii) Artificial tissue matrices for implants into the human body.

Both of these areas require the preparation of novel materials and devices, usually microscopic/colloidal in nature, which have been fashioned to contain designed nanostructure (i.e, structure on the nanometer size scale).

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

8 Senior Researchers, 1 Business Development Manager, 2 Technical Officers,
9 Research Students, 1 Admin Officer  

Nanotechnology research facilities:

In house facilities: High-throughput flow cytometry facility, fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, organic and inorganic synthesis, photo-correlation spectroscopy, fluorimetry. On-campus access to: electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction spectroscopy, etc  



Collaboration Information


Group Websites:

Nanotechnology and Biomaterials Centre