The physical, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties of materials can be enhanced by exploiting the unique advantages that arise from the nanoscale. Synthesis, properties and applications of nanoparticles, nanostructured materials and nanocomposites are being investigated. Computer assisted design and modelling of the behaviour and characteristics of nanostructured materials formed by block copolymers, liquid crystals and colloids are being carried out. Templating methods are being investigated to produce novel structures for biocatalysts, sensors and biomarkers. Smart dispersed nanomaterials with tailored dynamical properties are promising materials for medical and engineering applications.
Recent Conference presentations:
This is a selection of recent publications. Further information about group members publications can be accessed via the staff profiles in the members section which link to the Institutional Repository.
Staff from across the University form the Institute, bringing together a wealth of experience. Staff with a particular interest in nanobiomaterials and nanostructures are:
Structural and Dynamical Properties of Soft Matter at the Nano-Scale
Dynamical Phenomena in Biologically Inspired Systems
Block Copolymer Nanoshells
Interactions of Peptides with Cell Membranes
Structure and Behaviour of Surface-Water and Polymer Water Mixtures