About Us

At the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), we turn our fundamental knowledge of cutting-edge materials into the next generation of ‘smart devices’ for the benefit of the community. But what exactly does that mean? We think of a smart device as a game-changing application, utilising the advanced materials we make in our laboratories to create new health and energy solutions that improve people’s lives.

 

Our Centre of Excellence incorporates collaborators from across Australia and the world, known for their expertise in advanced materials and device fabrication. ACES is generating options for the future, with our researchers creating new knowledge to deal with some of the great challenges of the 21st century.

Funding

The Federal Government’s Australian Research Council invested $25 Million in ACES until 2020 to advance electromaterials science through the discovery of new materials and their assembly into electrochemical devices. Since 2005, ACES has been defining the cutting edge of electromaterials science with discoveries and technologies that will address some of today’s most challenging global problems in clean energy, human health, and advanced manufacturing. We are also focused on training the next generation of research leaders, and providing new manufacturing and industry opportunities for Australia.

The NSW Government also invested $500,000 through its Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP) to help us fast-track the commercialisation of our research.

ACES collaborators and associate investigators

  • UNSW Sydney
  • Australian Research Council
  • Dublin City University
  • Yokohama University
  • Hanyang University
  • Friedrich-Alexander University
  • University of Warwick
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australian National University
  • University of Tasmania
  • Monash University
  • Deakin University
  • University of Wollongong
  • UNSW Sydney
    (Sydney, Australia)
    • Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement
  • Australian Research Council
  • Dublin City University
  • Yokohama University
    (Kanagawa, Japan)
    • Electromaterials
    • Electrofluidics and Diagnostics
  • Hanyang University
    (Seoul, South Korea)
    • Soft Robotics
  • Friedrich-Alexander University
  • University of Warwick
  • Swinburne University of Technology
    (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Electromaterials
    • Synthetic Biosystems
  • The University of Melbourne
    (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Synthetic Biosystems
  • Australian National University
    ( Canberra, Australia)
  • University of Tasmania
    (Hobart, Tasmania)
    • Electrofluidics and Diagnostics
    • Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement
  • Monash University
    (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement
    • Soft Robotics
    • Synthetic Energy Systems
  • Deakin University
    (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Synthetic Energy Systems
    • Soft Robotics
    • Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement
  • University of Wollongong
    (Wollongong, Australia)
    • Electromaterials
    • Electrofluidics and Diagnostics
    • Synthetic Energy Systems
    • Synthetic Biosystems
    • Soft Robotics

Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement

The ACES Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement theme aims to anticipate, evaluate and respond to ethical, policy and community concerns arising from emerging technologies. Grand Challenge: To assimilate new technologies developed by ACES into society. Ethics – we critically engage in new debates in a range of fields including bioethics; assumptions about human enhancement, health and disability; equity in access to innovative medical treatments; and the distribution of renewable energy systems and the potential for innovations to assist in reducing global poverty and supporting sustainable community development.

Facilities

ACES, through our network of collaborating and partner organisations, has access to world-class facilities and capabilities that can help advance research, end-user and industry objectives.

Who we collaborate with

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