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:

Group leader

Justin Gooding, Co-Director, The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Sensors, and a former founding co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and co-director of the New South Wales Smart Sensing Network