Synthesism: when metal organic frameworks and art combine
Artist in residence Chris Henschke resently explored the art and science of metal organic frameworks (also known as MOFs).
Eureka! Our stars in line for science Oscars
Tracking diseases, protecting soldiers and engaging underrepresented communities in science. Our stars nominated as finalists in this year’s Eureka Prizes.
How we’re helping the navy with its snorting problem
We’ve joined with engineering company QinetiQ to help sailors breathe easier and stay submerged longer on submarines, using an amazing material called MOFs.
From the ocean to our glass: sucking the salt from the sea
A revolutionary breakthrough is turning the tide on drinking water. Using MOFs to turn sea water into safe, clean drinking water while extracting the element used to power your phone at the same time.
The unexpected intersection between art and science
While art can be subjective and science is objective, what happens when art and science collide?
MOFs alignment becomes crystal clear
A powder so porous it fits the surface area of a football field in a teaspoon. MOFs have lots of potential uses but they've been too unpredictable, until now. Our breakthrough discovery means MOFs can have a wide range of optical, sensor and microelectronic applications.
Using our cutting edge materials science to protect Australian soldiers
A new metal-based smart material can shield our soldiers against a broad spectrum of toxic chemicals, reducing the number of casualties.
Stopping superbugs with a protective coat
We've developed a polymer based coating for implantable medical devices that prevent bacteria from sticking to the surface and forming into a biofilm antibiotics can’t penetrate.
Designer crystals for next-gen electronics
A new method using vapour to grow designer tiny crystals, known as metal organic frameworks, could lead to a new breed of faster, more powerful electronic devices.
Super soakers: speedy crystal sponges to mop up industrial waste
Our new technology for cleaning up industrial waste and soil could offer industry an innovative solution for turning wastewater into a safe, clean and usable resource.
Crystal clear water
The UN estimates that 780 million people worldwide have no clean water, and that number goes up if you […]