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The Australian National University (ANU) is a global university that consistently ranks among the world's finest. Its distinct intellectual capacity is reflected in 95% of its research output being ranked above world standard. This research excellence contributes to the social, economic and human capital of the nation. ANU is located in Canberra, Australia's capital and is a partner to the Australian government and a resource for its people.

The Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, led by Prof A. Tricoli, in the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) within the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) of ANU is amongst the world-leading groups in the multi-scale engineering of nanostructured materials and devices, with particular emphasis on scalable nanofabrication approaches that facilitate the translation of scientific findings into commercial products.

Prof. Antonio Tricoli

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Project Co-Director

Antonio Tricoli received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2010 with his thesis "Gas sensitive nanostructured films by direct flame synthesis and deposition". He then worked as a research fellow and lecturer at ETH Zurich focusing on the rapid synthesis of nanoparticle and nanowire layers for dye sensitized solar cells and non-invasive medical diagnostics. He joined the ANU in 2012 as research fellowunder the Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellowship.

His current research focuses on several fields ofnanotechnology ranging from renewable energy production to non-invasive medical diagnostics, including: synthesis of novel nanostructures for energy production and storage, non-invasive medical diagnostics and functional coatings, and the engineering of novel dry processes for the synthesis of functional nanocomposites.

Zain Ul Abideen

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PhD Student

Zain has joined Nanotechnology Research Laboratory on 5 February 2020 as a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at The Australian National University (ANU). At the ANU, he is working on the “Grand Challenge” project: Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH).

He has been working as a Product Development Engineer at SukgyungAT. Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea) for 2 years before joining The Australian National University. He has received his Master of Engineering degree from Inha University, Republic of Korea in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Sang Sub Kim. His Master’s Thesis was “Semiconducting Oxide-Graphene Nanocomposite Gas Sensors for Environmental Monitoring and Noninvasive Medical Diagnostics”.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from GIK Institute, Pakistan in 2014. He is also interested in Python programming language, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analysis.

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Professor Antonio Tricoli

Room C2.11, Craig Building(#35A)

Research School of Engineering

College of Engineering and Computer Science

ANU Campus, Canberra, 2001 ACT, Australia

Email: antonio dot tricoli at

Tel: +61 (0)2 6125 1696