ARC Nanotechnology Network
CSIRO Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory

CSIRO Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory

Name of Group Leader:

Amanda S. Barnard  

Physical Address:

CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering
Gate 5 Normanby Road,
Clayton, VIC, 3168  

Mailing Address:

Private Bag 10,
Clayton South,
VIC, 3169  




Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

* Predictive modeling of the environmental stability of metal nanoparticles used in catalysis and sensing

* Predicting the environmental stability and the free radical production efficiency of iron oxide nanoparticles produced during mineralization, biomineralization, laboratory synthesis and in space.

* Modeling the properties of carbon nanomaterials for high-performance, and quantum applications

* Computational modeling of diamond nanoparticles for next generation chemotherapeutic delivery systems.

* Mapping the nanomorphology and environmental stability of ZnS nanoparticles used in energy production and storage applications

* Developing new theoretical techniques and software for predicting the kinetically and thermodynamically derived morphologies of nanoscale materials

* Modeling economic sustainability of nanotechnology, and relating the properties of products containing nanoparticles with consumer choice behavior

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

Currently 2 postdocs, 2 PhD students. Current annual budget >$500k.  

Nanotechnology research facilities:

Theoretical and computational resources, including shared facilities at NCI and HPCCC.  



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