The CNST consists of 10 Research Leaders working together to increase the visibility, scope and impact of research in Nanotechnology. The Centre currently has over 100 researchers from Postdoctoral fellows to Honours students. With an outstanding record of 60 patent families and over 50 publications per year. 

Research leaders




David Lewis      

Prof David Lewis

Centre Director 

Penny Crocker

Executive Officer

Nanotechnology and polymer science





Research Leaders

Gunther Andersson Jamie Quinton Ingo Koeper


Prof Mats Andersson


Prof Gunther Andersson


Prof Jamie Quinton


A/Prof Ingo Koeper


Soft matter surfaces (liquid and polymer surfaces) Surface physics and nanotechnologies Lipid membranes and proteins 

Colin Raston



Jim Mitchell


Youhong Tang

  Martin Johnston

Prof Colin Raston

Prof Jim Mitchell


A/Prof Youhong Tang


A/Prof Martin Johnston

Clean technology and green chemistry

View the Raston Group website for more

Nanometer to micrometer scale processes on marine ecosystems  Advanced marine nanocomposites and structures  Construction and investigation of supramolecular and nanotechnology systems

Dr Justin Chalker 


A/Prof Sarah Harmer

Dr Justin Chalker


 Synchrotron, surface spectroscopy, Biomining Organic chemistry, chemical biology, material science
View the Chalker Group website for more