We have expertise in electrochemistry, optics, nanomaterials synthesis and surface modification with a strong focus on interfacing materials with biological systems.

We specialise in nanoscale control over materials either by highly controlled synthesis or via the molecule level modification of surfaces using self-assembled monolayers, biological molecules and nanomaterials to impart a desired functionality to that surface such as to:

  • Selectively detect an analyte – biosensors and nanodiagnostics
  • Influence biological processes – biomaterials and nanotherapeutics
  • Effectively catalyse reactions to generate valuable products – electrocatalysis
  • Create well defined 3D cell cultures – biomaterials

Professor Justin Gooding co-leads the Smart Materials and Surfaces research group: