The Amiralian Group, led by Group Leader Dr Nasim Amiralian, is interested in using materials observed in nature and applying them in multidisciplinary areas of engineering and science to develop versatile and reliable approaches towards new type of products with desirable properties.  

Specifically, our research focuses on using nanocellulose platform technology to develop innovative materials. The application of nanocellulose for advanced materials is an emerging field in Australia, and our Group aims to further expand this technology as a reliable source of green and high-performance materials. In doing so, we work on the translation of the fundamental science into practical and widely adopted technologies through collaboration with industry.

Our research has provided exceptional opportunities to forge collaborations with Indigenous Australian peoples and industry partners. We have built trust in these relationships through positive outcomes and considerate navigation of complex landscapes that genuinely connect research with the community and industry.

The Group has access to Australia’s first commercial nanocellulose pilot plant co-funded by the Indigenous partner, Dugalunji Aboriginal Corporation. This plant is one of the few nanocellulose production facilities in the world that focuses on extracting nanocellulose from non-wood resources.


PhD Students

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