Centre for Translational Atomaterials

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.

About us

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.

Our research

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 people 

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.

NameRole in the proposed CentreContact Details
Professor Baohua Jia Centre Director/Theme Leader

Email: Bija@swin.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9214 4819

Associate Professor Chenghua Sun Centre Deputy Director/Theme Leader

Email: chenghuasun@swin.edu.au 

Phone: +61 3 9214 5059

Doctor Rosalie Hocking Chief Investigator

Email: rhocking@swin.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9214 5840

Professor Xiaodong Huang Theme Leader

Email: xhuang@swin.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9214 5633

Professor Alan Lau Theme Leader

Email: aklau@swin.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9214 8553

Professor Paul Stoddart Theme Leader

Email: pstoddart@swin.edu.au

Phone: +61 9214 5839