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Recent News


We have a number of opportunities currently available for suitably qualified students to undertake a PhD with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx)!

See the opportunities page and visit: http://www.excitonscience.com


Well done Simon, Hadas and Mike for the publication of "The Evolution of Size, Shape, and Surface Morphology of Gold Nanorods"! (Chem. Commun. 2018) more


We welcome Laszlo to the group!


Congratulations Dr Wenming (Simon) Tong on your PhD graduation!


We welcome Anum to the group!


ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science Officially Launced!

The ARC CoE in Exciton Science was officially Launced on December the 13th 2017 at The University of Melbourne! more


Mike and Simon's paper "A Mechanism for Symmetry Breaking and Shape Control in Single-Crystal Gold Nanorods" is now published! The manuscript draws together existing literature results to present an explanation for the symmetry breaking of single crystal gold nanorods. (Acc. Chem. Res. 2017) more


A manuscript describing the plasmonic properties of fully topologically enclosed voids! The voids are in Aluminium. The spectra and spatial distribution of modes was investigated using EELS and are in the extreme UV! (ACS Nano 2017) more


Well done Ruchi for the publication of your review of EELS in polymers (Polym. Chem. 2017)! more


Congratulations Simon and Mike for the publication of "Control of Symmetry Breaking Size and Aspect Ratio in Gold Nanorods: Underlying Role of Silver Nitrate"! (J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017) more


Congratulations Dr Dan Nguyen on your PhD graduation!


Research publication highlighted in Chemistry and Engineering News.... more