Transformer 3D Nanostructures: Stimuli Responsive Polymers (2009–2013)

Abstract:
The potential for smarter and greener materials will be realised in this research by the creation of new trigger responsive water-based 3D nanostructures that undergo metamorphic size and shape induced changes by a temperature or pH stimulus. This represents a paradigm shift in the control of shape and size of nanostructures through a stimulus, and bridges a knowledge gap in the self-assembly and re-assembly processes of complex polymer architectures. Controlled metamorphic changes that carry out specific reversible functions can significantly advance the use of nanostructures in biomedical, coatings and electronic industries. It will expand Australia s knowledge base, capacity and innovation in the field of Nanotechnology.'',
Grant type:
ARC Future Fellowships
Researchers:
  • VC's Research and Teach Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Vice-Chancellor's Res & Tech Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council