Research by sector

Nanotechnology, manipulation on the sub-microscopic scale, allows properties of materials to be altered, the invisibly small to be imaged and new phenomena to be explored. As a field, it has implications in nearly all industries, from oil and gas to medicine.


The LCN has developed novel diagnostic devices and techniques, imaging and platform technologies for the investigation and treatment of disease. 

Information Technology

LCN has a range of applied research in the areas of silicon, electronic devices and quantum computing.  


Technology and materials for the energy sector including photovoltaics for solar energy harvesting and hydrogen storage materials, have been developed at the centre. 


Novel materials are designed, processed, characterised and developed at the LCN.