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Transmission electron microscopy investigation of the deformation mechanisms of nanostructured metals and alloys

This project aims to understand the mechanisms responsible for the combined high strength and high ductility in some nanostructured metals and alloys. more...

Supervisor(s): Liao, Xiaozhou (Professor)

In-situ transmission electron microscopy nanoindentation investigation of the deformation behaviour of metallic amorphous/crystalline composites

This project aims to apply the in-situ TEM nanoindentation technique to understand external force induced interaction between crystalline phases and the amorphous matrix. more...

Supervisor(s): Liao, Xiaozhou (Professor)

Origin of the superplastic-like cold workability in Gum Metals

This project aims to apply ex-situ and in-situ straining transmission electron microscopy to explore the mechanisms behind the phenomenon of room temperature superplastic-like cold more...

Supervisor(s): Liao, Xiaozhou (Professor)

Atomistic mechanisms of the mechanical behaviour of nanostructured silicon carbide

This project aims to explore the atomistic mechanisms behind the exceptional mechanical properties in some nanostructured SiC. more...

Supervisor(s): Liao, Xiaozhou (Professor)

Implantable Medical Devices

The ability to attach functional proteins, antibodies and enzymes to surfaces underpins the development of the next generation of implantable medical devices, biosensors and protein more...

Supervisor(s): Bilek, Marcela (Professor)

Unravelling mechanisms determining the balance between tolerance and immunity in the liver

Role of primary T cell activation in the liver in CD8 T cell tolerance more...

Supervisor(s): Bertolino, Patrick (Dr)

Biochemistry and cell biology of the cancer-associated enzyme telomerase

Telomerase is the enzyme responsible for lengthening the ends of chromosomes (telomeres), thereby allowing most cancer cells to divide indefinitely.  We are determining the mec more...

Supervisor(s): Bryan, Tracy (Associate Professor), Cohen, Scott (Dr)

Biologically templated nanomaterials

This project involves the use of biological materials as templates to produce promising materials for high temperature or pressure applications. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Biological factories for nanoparticle synthesis

The aim of the project is to investigate this new method of nanoparticle synthesis. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Novel, nanoporous silicon carbide nanomaterials

This project involves the preparation, characterisation and comparison of porous, silicon carbide films utilising various polymeric precursors and techniques. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)