The announcement of our partnership with Microsoft is the latest of many nanotechnology and quantum science research landmarks made at the University of Sydney. We showcase some recent highlights below.
The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST) is the most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region. And it's located right here on campus.
“Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, which are particles of light." said PhD student Atiyeh Zarifi. “This area of research has critical applications for the way we build the future."
AINST researcher and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy, Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski is investigating the safety of nanoparticles used in everything from foods to medicine.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology's Professor Xiaoke Yi is championing a multidisciplinary approach to research and innovation in nanotechnology through her work as ‘Computing, Communication and Security' theme leader in AINST.
A team of chemical researchers from the AINST has honed in on a new technology that could lead to the ability to capture water from moist air.
Quantum computing has come closer to reality due to Dr Mohammad Choucair's breakthrough which demonstrated that it's possible for nanomaterials to operate at room temperature rather than at abolute zero experienced in deep space.
AINST researchers working within the health and medicine flagship have used infrared spectroscopy to spotlight changes in tiny cell fragments called microvesicles to probe their role in a model of the body’s immunological response to bacterial infection.
In 2016 Professor Michael J Biercuk presented a talk on the quantum future at the Sydney Opera House as part of TEDxSydney. Watch the talk here.
Professor Ben Eggleton and Dr Andrea Blanco-Redondo presented at our Westmead campus on their research on light at the nanoscale. Watch their talk here
Our quantum physicists have played a leading role in global research towards the development of non-invasive nanodiamond imaging – linking the gold standard MRI with synthetic industrial diamonds for targeted drug delivery.
In a major technical achievement, our physicists demonstrated that it is possible to overcome the most significant hurdle to building reliable quantum technologies.
As part of the Sydney Science Festival in 2016 we presented Nanotainment. Professors Mike Biercuk, Zdenka Kuncic and David Reilly, and a number of students brought nanoscience to life in an evening of song, dance and performance in the Great Hall.