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Advanced Materials

We are making new coatings and sensors for industry. Functional coatings and surfaces with improved hardness, wear resistance, water resistance, reduced adhesion and corrosion, different colour and enhanced anti- fouling performance.

We make non-invasive real-time scanning systems for industry and researchers.

We provide consultancy and advanced analytical services to develop new products.

Research and Applications

GNS Funcational Coating and Sensor capabilities

Coating and Sensors

By rearranging the atomic composition of a material in the near-surface region, we aim to then alter the electrical, optical and chemical properties of the material, and develop new nanomaterials, structures and surfaces.

GNS Ion Beam Surface Elemental Analysis

Ion Beam Surface Analysis 

High-accuracy elemental analysis (hydrogen to uranium) of materials and surfaces from a wide range of sample types.

GNS Ion Implantation Systems and Component

Ion Implantation Equipment

We design and build ion implantation equipment that allows for flexibility of use, where a wide range of ions can be produced and implanted into a broad cross section of materials.

IsoScan in-line non-invasive scanning technologies

Industrial Scanners

We are developing and commercialising non-invasive automatic industrial scanners for novel measuring and detecting applications across a range of industries.

Publications and patents

Our team consists of world-leading development scientists, supported by expert electronic, mechanical and software engineers.

Head of Department : Dr John Kennedy
Phone: +64 4 570 4771
Email: Dr John Kennedy