This Centre aims to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. The research programme spans high-throughput computational screening, single molecule photochemistry and ultrafast spectroscopy and embraces innovative outreach and commercial translation activities. The Centre plans to capture the knowledge generated as new intellectual property, materials processing know-how, and through the creation of new employment opportunities. The expected outcomes and benefits include new Australian technologies in solar energy conversion, energy-efficient lighting and displays, security labelling and optical sensor platforms for defence.

Funding: $31.85 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Professor Paul Mulvaney

Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • RMIT University
  • Monash University
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology - Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Ulm
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Bayreuth
  • Shandong University, China
ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science website for further information.