Biomimetic Hybrid Nanocontainers with Selective Permeability Scientists from the LCN have engineered a novel nanoscale drug delive
Chi-Ming Yim, working as a postdoc in the LCN group of Geoff Thornton, has discovered an intriguing phenomenon in adsorption prope
How do you measure the electronic properties of individual nanoparticles or molecules that are only a few nm in size?
Jesse Clark, working as a postdoc in the LCN group of Ian Robinson, has discovered a spectacular transient melting phenomenon in n
A billon frames per second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time. The film,.
A major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressure has been made by researchers at the
A new single step method for producing tungsten oxide nanorods with functionalized gold or platinum nanoparticles (NPs) for the pr

Z. Xiao Guo

Prof Guo’s research interest focuses on multiscale simulations and syntheses of materials and nanostructures for applications in clean energy and healthcare technologies, particularly in hydrogen storage, carbon capture, energy catalysis, biofuel cells and biointerfaces. Fundamental theories are coupled with ab initio, molecular dynamics, cellular automata and finite element simulations for materials discovery, while selected materials are synthesised and harnessed by mechanochemical, self-assembly, deposition and precipitation methods.


A new advance in X-ray imaging has revealed the dramatic three-dimensional shape of gold nanocrystals, and is likely to shine a li
Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages, in