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Partner Investigator
MacDiarmid Institute
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Professor Thomas Nann is Director of the MacDiarmid Institute.  Prior to this he was Associate Director of the Ian Wark Research Institute and Director of the South Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility. A chemist by training, Thomas’ career began at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where he completed his PhD in electrochemistry. He then commenced his independent work on the synthesis, characterisation and functionalisation of nanomaterials in Freiburg, where he was awarded his habilitation in 2004. In 2006 he accepted an appointment to the Chair of Nanosciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK which he held for almost four years. Since June 2010, Thomas has been a Professor at the Ian Wark Research Institute at UniSA. In 2011 he was awarded one of the prestigious ARC Future Fellowships.

Research Interests

Thomas’ current research interests are focussed on the synthesis, characterisation and application of functional nanomaterials and their application in the areas of energy, health and catalysis. He has a track record of fundamental and applied research on these topics which is documented by numerous publications in high ranking journals. Furthermore, he has successfully supervised PhD and PostDoctoral students, concluded many industrial collaborative projects, holds several patents and is a member on editorial boards of scientific journals.