About Associate Professor Chiara Neto

Achieving a nano-understanding of the elusive liquid/solid interface

Associate Professor Chiara Neto’s research focuses on investigating the physico-chemical properties of liquid/solid interfaces on the nanoscale, including soft matter systems such as thin polymer films, nanoparticles, and complex fluids. She has made significant contributions in three areas: surfaces of special wettability, control of interfacial slip of simple liquids at solid surfaces, and development of functional patterned surfaces, such as for applications in atmospheric water capture and in protein and cells selective patterning. The significant impact of her research is demonstrated by publications and invitations to speak at international conferences on nanomaterials and interfaces, by significant recent competitive grant success, and by her role as a Founding Director and currently President of the Australasian Colloids and Interface Society, the premier scientific society in her discipline. She has supervised numerous research students, many of which are international, and hosted scientific visits of students and sabbatical researchers. She has co-authored approximately 60 publications, and has an h-index of 21. Her research has been highlighted several times in the general media, including in interviews for ABC’s science program Catalyst, SBS World News Australia, SBS Radio, ABC Radio and in several popular science magazines. A/Prof Neto has active collaborations with researchers in Germany, Italy, New Zealand and throughout Australia. Currently she supervises 4 PhD students, 2 Honours students and 1 postdoctoral fellow.

Assoc Prof Chiara Neto is a researcher in the School of Chemistry
Assoc Prof Neto is also  a member of The University of Sydney Nano Institute
For more information about Assoc Prof Chiara Neto, refer to her Academic Profile Online