CMS utilizes Monte Carlo, equilibrium molecular dynamics and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics techniques which are used to explore a wide range of phenomena such as phase equilibria, transport phenomena and nanotechnology.
The group's primary interest is the mathematical modelling of fundamental physical properties exhibited by nanoparticles and nanoparticle composite materials. In particular, they are interested in the thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical and mechanical characteristics of nanoparticles and their composites.
Current areas of research include: quantum dots in LEDs and solar cells and biolabelling, plasmonics, energy transfer mechanisms in nanoscale systems, nanomechanics, smart functional materials, nanofabrication techniques and nanocrystal doping.
The Master of Nanoelectronic Engineering will enable students to become familiar with theories governing nano-electronic systems and become proficient in the design and fabrication of nano-electronic systems and integrated circuits. Theory, concepts and design methodologies taught in the course are put into practice during laboratory sessions and used for the design project.
Materials science at the University of Melbourne extends across a range of fields including physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering. The center showcases materials research under five interdisciplinary themes: Materials conservation, Materials for medicine, Quantum and nanophotonic materials, Materials for energy and Materials processing.
This program leads to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology over four years of full-time study, with Honours for students who perform with merit. At present, the principal entry point into this degree is at Stage 1 level. Students are normally expected to complete each stage before proceeding to the next stage. A total of 192 units of credit (UOC) must be completed for the award of this degree.