ARC Nanotechnology Network
Western Sydney University-Metallo-Supramolecular Materials and Natural Architectures Research Team

Western Sydney University-Metallo-Supramolecular Materials and Natural Architectures Research Team

Name of Group Leader:

Dr Feng Li  

Physical Address:

Rm LZ1 17 (Parramatta north campus)
School of Science and Health
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751, Australia




+61 2 9685 9915  


Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

Self-Assembly of Coordination Cage Systems: Host-guest chemistry and Magnetism
Metal Directed Assembly of Discrete Supramolecular Systems
Discrete Interlocked/Intertwined Supramolecular Assemblies
Conversion of Green Waste Materials to Nano-porous Materials  

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

Group Leader: Dr Feng Li
Associate Group Leader: Dr Jason Reynolds
PhD student: Daniel Fanna
Honours student: Nicholas Shepherd
Masters students: Kyle James Howard-Smith, James Robinson, Hayden Davies, Brodie Bishop, Lawrence Riley and Jamel Dib
Research Project Students: Tamara Badavi
Annual Budget: $100,000  

Nanotechnology research facilities:

Western Sydney University's Advanced Materials Characterisation Facility
Materials characterisation
SEM, EDS, XRM and XRD analysis
Chemical analysis
Industrial contract research
Quality Assurance and routine testing
Failure and corrosion analysis
Forensic analysis
Biomaterials analysis
Metallurgical analysis
Production "trouble-shooting" analysis
Equipment rental with or without a UWS operator.
FTIR and IR investigations
TGA-DSC-IR Analysis under varying gas atmospheres
EM probe analysis and training.
X-ray mapping and post processing of x-ray maps
Variable pressure SEM for imaging samples in their natural state (dirty and wet specimens)
Ultra high resolution scanning electron microscope imaging
X-ray microanalysis including a wide range of EDS and WDS spectral x-ray mapping and microanalysis.
SEM, EDS, XRM and XRD operator training
Geological analysis

Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility
Bio-Medical Magnetic Resonance Facility
The Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS) and Mass Spectrometer facilities
Next Generation Sequencing Facility
Microwave Reactor

Collaboration Information


Group Websites:

Group website has not been finalised and will be developed soon.
See below profiles for the group leaders.