Research Projects

Synthetic Infection

Professor Roderick Slavcev
School of Pharmacy

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2019-2020


An innovative new micro-CT system for cardiovascular imaging research

Professor Karim S. Karim
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Peter Levine
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Robin Duncan
Department of Kinesiology

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2018-2019


Imaging tissue samples by STEM and development of nanofluidic platforms for in-liquid (S)TEM imaging of biospecimens

Professor Germán Sciaini
Department of Chemistry
Professor Michaela Devries-Aboud
Department of Kinesiology

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2018-2019


Hydrophobic Engineering of Nanodimensional Protein Capsules for Therapeutics

Professor John F. Honek
Department of Chemistry
Professor Ken Stark
Department of Kinesiology

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2018-2019


Laser assembly of next-generation theranostic agents for cancer imaging and treatment

Professor Kevin Musselman
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Professor Shawn Wettig
School of Pharmacy

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2018-2019


Personalized Medical Care

Professor Shirley Tang
Department of Chemistry

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2017-2018


HIV Prevention

Professor Emmanuel Ho
School of Pharmacy

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2017-2018


Nanorobotics for Health

Building autonomous, programmable nanorobots to navigate through the body to detect and treat early disease.

Dr Shelly Wickham
School of Chemistry
Dr Anna Waterhouse
School of Medical Sciences

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Unlocking the neural interface

Delivering cures for neurological diseases.

Professor Gregg Suaning
School of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Zdenka Kuncic
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Sydney NanoHealth Network

Professor Benjamin Eggleton (Chair)
School of Physics, Sydney Nano Director
Professor Mark Rees  (Co-Chair)
Deputy Executive Dean Research Partnerships, Faculty of Medicine & Health

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming Soon…


NanoVision

Transforming treatment of blindness by harnessing the combined advances in nanomedicine engineering and synthetic biology to manipulate the genetic code that enables the blind to see.

Professor Mark Gillies
Save Sight Institute
Professor Wojciech Chrzanowski
Sydney Pharmacy School
Dr Ling Zhu
Save Sight Institute

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


GeneNano

Providing new approaches in therapies for genetic retinal disorders using novel carbon nanoparticle carriers.

Professor Robyn Jamieson
Children’s Hospital Clinical School

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Organs-on-Chips

Modelling of biological processes is moving away from animal experimentation due to ethical and species-dependent concerns.

Professor Marcela Bilek
School of Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Honorary Associate Professor Stuart Fraser
School of Biomedical Engineering

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


NanoCardio

Developing the scientific and technological grounds to accurately and non-invasively track the blood pressure of patients in real time and over a period of hours to days.

Associate Professor Corinne Caillord
School of Health Sciences
Dr David Martinez Martin 
School of Biomedical Engineering

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming Soon…


Nano4Parkinson

Engineering nanoparticles to target dopaminergic neurons and deliver agents as a form of treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Professor Carolyn Sue
Kolling Institute of medical Research

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Safe by Design

Assessing nanotoxicity for safe and sustainable nanotechnology.

Professor Wojciech Chrzanowski
Sydney Pharmacy School
Professor Elizabeth New
School of Chemistry

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


NanoEnergised

Development of novel nano phase change materials (nano-PCMs) for energy harvesting and storage of low and ultra-low temperature heat.

Associate Professor Ali Abbas
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming Soon…


NanoSonic Stories

Effective ways to communicate nanoscience through sound.

Associate Professor Alice Motion
School of Chemistry
Dr Chiara O’Reilly
School of Museum and Heritage Studies
Dr Naseem Ahmadpour
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
Dr Daniel Yeadon
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


NanoResonance

Innovative ways to analyze and communicate scientific data exploiting visual and sonic (sonification) data visualization capabilities.

Dr Diana Chester
School of Literature, Art and Media
Dr Ben Carey
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Liam Brey
School of Architecture, Design & Planning

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Developing Interdisciplinary Expertise

Professor Lina Markauskaite
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Professor Peter Goodyear
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Liam Brey
School of Architecture, Design & Planning

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Advanced Capture of Water from the Atmosphere (ACWA)

Developing a low-cost method to capture enough water from the atmosphere to alleviate the effect of drought by providing water for consumption by humans and animals, and for irrigating plants.

Professor Chiara Neto
School of Chemistry
Professor  Martijn
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here

Nanogenerators and the Future of Energy

Professor Dayan Ban
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2017-2018


NanoEnergised

Development of novel nano phase change materials (nano-PCMs) for energy harvesting and storage of low and ultra-low temperature heat.

Associate Professor Ali Abbas
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming soon…


CO2 Zero

Reducing CO2 emissions in manufacturing processes and converting CO2 into commercial products through nanocatalysis.

Professor Jun Huang
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor Catherine Stampfl
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here

A novel theoretical framework for the prediction of non-equilibrium systems: A combinatorial approach

Professor Luis Ricardez Sandoval
Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor Ricardo Fukasawa
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization 

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2018-2019

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology


Protecting Canada’s Northern Sovereignty

Professor Zbig Wasilewski
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Read more about the project in WIN’s Annual report 2017-2018

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology


Computational Materials Discovery

Developing new techniques for the simulation of next-generation materials.

Associate Professor Ivan Kassel
Sydney of Chemistry
Dr Lamiae Azizi
School of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Engaged Innovation Scholarship with Impact in Nanotechnology

Bringing innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and sustainability to nanoscience and technology projects.

Professor Steven Maguire
Sydney Business School

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Nano-Economy-Society

Enhancing the commercialisation of nano technologies through a better understanding of and innovative methodologies for the assessment of the interdependencies between a technology, the economy and the society.

Dr Maria Rumyantseva
Sydney Business School
Associate Professor Ali Abbas
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor Susan Park
Department of Government and International Relations

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming Soon…


NanoResonance

Innovative ways to analyze and communicate scientific data exploiting visual and sonic (sonification) data visualization capabilities.

Dr Diana Chester
School of Literature, Art and Media
Dr Ben Carey
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Liam Brey
School of Architecture, Design & Planning

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Developing Interdisciplinary Expertise

Professor Lina Markauskaite
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Professor Peter Goodyear
Sydney School of Education and Social Work

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


The Quantum Sensing Frontier

Professor James Rabeau
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


NanoEnergised

Development of novel nano phase change materials (nano-PCMs) for energy harvesting and storage of low and ultra-low temperature heat.

Associate Professor Ali Abbas
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming Soon…


CO2 Zero

Reducing CO2 emissions in manufacturing processes and converting CO2 into commercial products through nanocatalysis.

Professor Jun Huang
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor Catherine Stampfl
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here

The Quantum Sensing Frontier

Professor James Rabeau
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


NanoEnergised

Development of novel nano phase change materials (nano-PCMs) for energy harvesting and storage of low and ultra-low temperature heat.

Associate Professor Ali Abbas
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Project Report Coming Soon…


Advanced Capture of Water from the Atmosphere (ACWA)

Developing a low-cost method to capture enough water from the atmosphere to alleviate the effect of drought by providing water for consumption by humans and animals, and for irrigating plants.

Professor Chiara Neto
School of Chemistry
Professor Martijn
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here

CO2 Zero

Reducing CO2 emissions in manufacturing processes and converting CO2 into commercial products through nanocatalysis.

Professor Jun Huang
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor Catherine Stampfl
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here

CO2 Zero

Reducing CO2 emissions in manufacturing processes and converting CO2 into commercial products through nanocatalysis.

Professor Jun Huang
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor Catherine Stampfl
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here

Safe by Design

Assessing nanotoxicity for safe and sustainable nanotechnology.

Professor Wojciech Chrzanowski
Sydney Pharmacy School
Professor Elizabeth New
School of Chemistry

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here


Advanced Capture of Water from the Atmosphere (ACWA)

Developing a low-cost method to capture enough water from the atmosphere to alleviate the effect of drought by providing water for consumption by humans and animals, and for irrigating plants.

Professor Chiara Neto
School of Chemistry
Professor Martijn
School of Physics

The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Read more about the project here