The primary objective of this project is to address several current barriers that impede the reliability and performance of conductive hydrogels: lack of a reliable organic template for the controlled growth of metal nanorods; limited knowledge on the fabrication of metal-based nanocomposite system with controlled dispersion and performance; and limited understanding of the dynamics of nanorods in a hydrogel system and its effect on the overall properties of the hydrogel.

Project members

Investigators

Professor Alan Rowan

AIBN Institute Director
Senior Group Leader
Rowan Group

Dr Nasim Amiralian

UQ Amplify Research Fellow
Rowan Group