Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Group

The Nanoscale Research Group (Nano) is a multidisciplinary research team within Western Sydney University, whose ultimate aim is to establish the University as an internationally recognised research group for molecular association, organisation and dynamics.

Professor William S. Price (Group Leader)
NMR and MRI studies of molecular dynamics
Professor Janice R. Aldrich-Wright
Cytotoxic and Anti-Bacterial agents
Associate Professor Gary R. Dennis
Polymer and Surface Chemistry
Professor Anne-Marie Hennessey
Dr Tim Stait-Gardner (NIF Fellow)
MRI and Quantum Physics
Dr Abhishek Gupta
MRI Contrast Agent Development
and NMR Relaxation
Dr Allan Torres
Dr Scott A. Willis (BMRF Manager)
Diffusion, Pulse Sequences and
Polymer Materials
 Dr Gang Zheng
NMR Pulse Sequence Development
and Chemical Exchange

Associate National Member of the Nanoscale Research Group

 Affiliation to Western Sydney UniversityResearch Interest
Prof. Michael BartonIngham Institute, Liverpool Hospital, University of New South WalesMRI biomarkers of cancer
Prof. Bruce CornellSurgical Diagnostics, SydneyNMR of biophysical systems
Prof. Yves De DeeneMacquarie UniversityMRI development
Prof. Peter GreerCalvary Mater Newcastle HospitalMRI of cancer biomarkers
Prof. Paul KeallUniversity of SydneyMRI contrast agent development
Prof. Scott KeoghAustralian National UniversityMRI of lizard brain development
Prof. Suzy RogiersNSW Department of Primary IndustriesMRI of plant development and physiology
A/Prof. Jason HarperUniversity of New South WalesMagnetic resonance studies of ionic liquids
A/Prof. Lois HollowayIngham InstituteMRI contrast agent development
A/Prof. Gary LineyIngham InstituteMRI contrast agent development
Dr Stephen BosiUniversity of New EnglandMRI methods for electron density determination
Dr Jonathon BevesUNSWApplications of diffusion NMR to reaction monitoring
Dr Roger BourneUniversity of SydneyDiffusion MRI
Dr Abhirup DasUNSWMRI of the spine
Dr Paul De SouzaUniversity of WollongongCancer Clinician
Dr Trevor HambleyUniversity of SydneyMetal Anticancer complexes
Dr James HookUNSWNMR methodology
Dr Daniel HoopsMcGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaMRI of lizard brain development
Dr Trang PhamIngham Institute, Liverpool Hospital, University of New South WalesMRI biomarkers of cancer
Dr Aditya RayalUNSWNMR methodology
Dr Kieran ScottIngham InstituteProfessor of Oncology
Dr Don ThomasUNSWNMR methodology
Dr Helen XuUTSMRI contrast agents

Associate International Members

 Affiliation to Western Sydney UniversityResearch Interest
Prof. Yuichi AiharaSamsung R&D Institute JapanConducting electrolyte systems
Prof. Patrick J. BednarskiErnst-Moritz-Arndt-Universite, GermanyCell-line testing
Prof. A. BolhuisUniversity of Bath, UKAntibacterial testing
Prof. Peter CaravanA. A. Martinos Centre, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USAMRI contrast agents
Prof. Kavita DoraiInd Inst Sci Edn & Res (IISER) Mohali, IndiaNMR theory
Prof. Martin GuestWaseda Univ., JapanTopology
Prof. Masaya IshikawaUniversity of Tokyo, JapanMRI studies of freezing injury in plants
Prof. Danuta KrukUniversity of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, PolandNMR relaxation theory
Prof. Shingo MatsukawaTokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, JapanApplications of NMR diffusometry to biological and chemical systems
Prof. Alison RodgersUniversity of Warwick, UKBiophysical chemistry, circular and linear dichroism
Prof. Olle SödermanUniversity of Lund, SwedenNMR diffusion measurements and surfactants
Prof. Peter StilbsRoyal Institute of Technology, SwedenNMR diffusion measurements and physical chemistry
Prof. Yitzhak TorUniversity of California, San Diego, USAOrganic chemistry
Prof. Sergey TraytakSholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities, RussiaDiffusion controlled reactions
Asst. Prof. Tom BrennerSophia University, JapanNMR pulse sequence development
Dr Eric GaleA. A. Martinos Centre, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USAMRI contrast agents
Dr Jeroen GoosKarolinska Institute, SwedenMRI contrast agents
Dr Dennis HwangAcademia Sinica, TaiwanTaiwan MRI contrast agent development
Dr Michael J. TilbyUniversity of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UKCancer
Dr Nirbhay YadavJohns Hopkins University, USACEST MRI