The University of Melbourne’s Professor Paul Mulvaney, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, has launched a virtual issue of the journal ACS Nano dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology research in Melbourne, one of the world’s leading hubs of scientific research and discovery.
Professor Mulvaney highlights the city’s long history of academic and research excellence, including recent major investment in infrastructure and specialist capabilities, such as the Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.
The article also heralds the impressive breadth and impact of work undertaken by research groups across different fields in Melbourne and throughout Australia, ranging from renewable energy and biotechnology to nanoelectronics and advanced battery materials; the papers also highlight the impact of various ARC Centres of Excellence, including the Centre for Exciton Science, established in 2016.
An excerpt from Professor Mulvaney’s article is reproduced here:
“This virtual issue of ACS Nano celebrates recent research in nanoscience and nanotechnology emanating from various universities and institutes within the city of Melbourne. Australian manuscripts in ACS Nano are at the top end of the citation lists on a national basis, outranking scientific papers from many traditionally strong countries in chemistry and physics. Since ACS Nano was launched nearly 13 years ago, Melbourne researchers have published about 100 papers in the journal.”