The ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials was established in November 2003 and has its headquarters at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
The Centreâ€™s research programs focus on the novel synthesis, characterisation and application of functional nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, thin films and nanoporous and nanocomposite materials.
These materials are constructed by self-assembly at the nanometre scale and posses improved properties to make ideal materials for adsorbents, catalysts, sensors, fuel cells and battery systems. They are also attractive for biotechnology applications due to the controlled effectiveness of protein-material, cell material, and tissue material interactions.
Web site: www.arccfn.org.au