Faculty of Science

Making nano-materials

Colin Raston

The Centre for Strategic Nano-Fabrication is a world leader in the use of special processing techniques to make nano-materials.

The Centre employs continuous flow processing technologies that deliver nano-particles of uniform size and shape, while at the same time using green chemistry principles in order to minimise any effects on the environment.

Our research has three themes:

  • Health: Improving the absorption of drugs by the body, tissue engineering, and detecting disease
  • Energy: Improving fuel cell technology and light-harvesting devices
  • Environment: Remediating mine sites, purifying water, and creating useful materials from industrial waste products.

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