ARC Nanotechnology Network
A/Prof Nigel Marks

A/Prof Nigel Marks

Research Fellow
Building 500
Curtin University of Technology
Kent St
Bentley WA 6102
mailing address
Nanochemistry Research Institute
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845

Research Group: Curtin University of Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Nanochemistry Research Institute
Email: link
Phone: (08) 9266-1386
Fax: (08) 9266-4699

Current Research Activities

We use atomistic simulation methods to study the behaviour of condensed matter systems. Chief areas of interest include nuclear processes within solids (physical affects associated with radiation response plus chemical effects induced by beta decay), disordered carbon materials (with a present emphasis on self-assembly processes and heat conduction at the nanoscale) and chemistry on the silicon surface (primarily as it relates to quantum computing). Our principle tools are molecular dynamics and density functional theory. Many of the empirical potentials used in the MD simulations have been developed in-house.  

Existing Linkages

RMIT University
University of Sydney
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland
Ulster University, UK