Each age in human civilisation history is defined by a signature material. Developments in nanomaterials over the past 30 years has helped miniaturise and improve electronics, medicine, communications, manufacturing, and almost every aspect of our life. At the Centre for Translational Atomaterials we are searching for the next signature materials for the coming age.
Atomic materials (atomaterials) refer to materials having particles or constituents of atomic (10−10 meter) dimensions, with excellent structure and composition accuracy. With their exotic properties, inherent integration and miniaturisation advantages, atomaterials have emerged as a promising successor for nanomaterials.
The Centre for Translational Atomaterials has been created to ideate, design, characterise, model, and develop transformative technologies based on atomic materials.
New findings in atomic science will revolutionise the fields of material design and nanofabrication. Our research will help lay a solid foundation for the next generation of functional materials and miniaturised devices by restructuring the most fundamental building blocks at the atomic level, with the aim to outperform macroscale materials and/or devices on detection accuracy, energy efficiency, and production efficacy.
Our research directly contributes to the development of a new generation of atomic materials and technologies, which will have a long-lasting impact in the societal and business enterprise landscape of Australia, and worldwide.
We also provide training opportunities to young scientists, research students, and industry, in world-leading nanotechnology.
Our team includes experts in atomic design, atomic materials synthesis and manipulation, functional structure optimisation, and functional device and prototype fabrication. Combined, we have published more than 80 journal papers in the past 18 months.
|Name||Role in the proposed Centre||Contact Details|
|Professor Baohua Jia||Centre Director/Theme Leader||
Phone: +61 3 9214 4819
|Associate Professor Chenghua Sun||Centre Deputy Director/Theme Leader||
Phone: +61 3 9214 5059
|Doctor Rosalie Hocking||Chief Investigator||
Phone: +61 3 9214 5840
|Professor Xiaodong Huang||Theme Leader||
Phone: +61 3 9214 5633
|Professor Alan Lau||Theme Leader||
Phone: +61 3 9214 8553
|Professor Paul Stoddart||Theme Leader||
Phone: +61 9214 5839