Advanced Chemical Synthesis Facility
A fundamental discipline that underwrites a large portion of IFM’s research efforts is that of chemistry. This encompasses the synthesis of new molecules and materials, surface chemical manipulations, polymer processing, and decoration of nanomaterials and membranes.
IFM houses laboratories at our Geelong and Burwood Campuses where these chemistries are routinely conducted. These facilities include standard basic requirements for chemical handling and manipulation such as fumehoods, rotary evaporators and hot plate stirrers. As well, we have many other task specific chemical manipulation apparatus such as potentiostats and batch reactors.
These facilities are essential, both for fabricating new materials at the cutting edge and also to modify materials to impart extraordinary functionality.
These activities include: synthesis of novel molecules; surface modification of metals, carbon fibres, and biopolymers; processing new polymeric materials for high value added applications; battery electrolytes; corrosion suppressing additives, and more. These facilities are essential to the development of new technologies and underpin their fundamental understanding for high impact and translatable research.
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+61 3 5247 9255