Research in the Particle Engineering Centre

Research in the Particle Engineering Centre


Ongoing research - Thematic areas

Ongoing research activities focus on synthesis, characterization and tailoring of particles for use in nanomedicine and environmental applications.


Typical activities within particle design:

  • Controlling particle size, size distribution, shape, morphology
  • Understanding nucleation and growth mechanisms
  • Surface modifications with different moieties
  • Modelling particle formation
  • Role of passivating ligands in controlling growth
  • Statistical design of experiments and analysis

Typical activities within particle characterization:

  • Particle surface characterization
  • Particle size and size distribution measurement
  • Spectroscopic analysis
  • Elemental detection
  • Electron microscopy
  • Magnetic properties

Equipment and instruments for characterization available through the Particle Engineering Core Facility.




The Particle Engineering Centre has focus on sustainability and has developed a sustainability framework for it's operation.

Sustainability Framework