About us

Learn more about our centre and people.

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Our mission is to create new technologies and materials that can improve the efficiencies of the electronic and optical based systems of the future and also impact people’s health and wellbeing. CASLEO members are enthusiastic researchers who have dedicated their efforts to these aims.

The members of CASLEO have proven their capabilities in developing systems that have significantly influenced the areas of liquid metals, sensors, electronic materials, optics, microfluidics, biomaterials and medical devices. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, the director of the centre, is a 2018 Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow, a Professor at the UNSW School of Chemical Engineering and is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET).

Prof Michael Ferry, the associate director (theme materials), is the Professor of materials and the head of the School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Sydney. Rona Chandrawati is a Scientia Associate Professor and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, who is the associate director (theme bioresearch) at CASLEO. We have received significant funding from ARC and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia.