The University of Sydney Nano Institute


The University of Sydney Nano Institute is a multi disciplinary initiative of the University of Sydney to discover and harness new science at the nanoscale.

We produce transformative scientific outcomes through interdisciplinary research in nanoscale science and technology that generate new knowledge and impact society and the economy.

Sydney Nano unites over 200 researchers across all nano-related disciplines coming from science to engineering, from health to social science and from business to architecture.

The Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH) is the flagship building of Sydney Nano and represents a significant investment in key infrastructure and research facilities. However, it is acknowledged that further investment is needed to support the full range of enabling capabilities in nanoscience and nanotechnology (e.g. bottom-up synthesis as well as top-down fabrication). 

The Sydney Nano Research Strategy (PDF 833KB) outlines a framework for positioning ourselves amongst the leading international institutions for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This strategic framework is underpinned by our established areas of research strength (“Domains”) and our enabling capabilities (infrastructure and equipment), which together constitute “Platforms” – the foundation of our research. Our research “Themes” directly address societal challenges in energy, health and information. 

Taking advantage of the University’s overhaul of its degree offerings and support of new interdisciplinary units, we are also developing new cross-faculty education initiatives. 

If you wish to become involved in any Sydney Nano activities, please read the Sydney Nano Membership document (PDF 110KB), or for more general enquiries, please contact

Sydney Nano supports equity and diversity in panel selection. Please review The Panel Pledge for how to ensure gender balance at every forum.

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