ARC Nanotechnology Network
Professor Leone Spiccia

Professor Leone Spiccia

School of Chemistry
Monash University
Victoria, 3800
Research Group: ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
Email: link
Phone: +61 3 99054526
Fax: +61 3 99054597

Current Research Activities

* Biological and medicinal chemistry:- metalloenzyme mimics; de novo peptides incorporating macrocyclic ligands; peptide nucleic acid metal complex hybrids; new agents for the diagnosis and treatment of HIV; biosensors and biological imaging agents; bioconjugates for application in neuroscience; new tools for studying pathogens
* Coordination chemistry:- hexacyanometallates as templates for magnetic materials; polynuclear metal complexes with novel physicochemical properties
* Application of immobilised metal complexes in protein purification
* Hydrolytic polymerization of inert metal ions; metal ion speciation and complexation in aqueous solution (ambient to hydrothermal conditions)
* Benign gold processing
* Dye sensitised solar cells; bio-inspired water oxidation catalysts for photoelectrochemical cells; electrochromic devices
* Novel coatings for high performance ink receptor layers; freeze thaw indicators
* Sol-gel processing of ceramic oxides  

Existing Linkages

Professor M Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Professor William H Casey, University of California Davis
Professor G Charles Dismukes, Princeton University
Dr Gerry F Swiegers CSIRO Division of Molecular and Health Sciences