Dan Daniel visits the Neto Group

Dr Dan Daniel spent three weeks at the university of Sydney before starting his move from A*STAR to KAUST, where he worked with the Neto Group studying droplet wetting and lubricant infused surfaces with AFM and interferometry. Dan bought many invaluable insights to the group and introduced a handful of exciting new techniques for the …

The ACWA project becomes Dewpoint Ltd.

On the 22nd of August the dream of the ACWA project became a reality with the founding of Dewpoint. We look forward to the promise of passive atmospheric water capture being realised!

Geosmin Turpin joins the group

Geo starts her postdoc in the Neto group after the completion of her PhD under A/Prof. Rico Tabor at Monash University. She has continued to follow her interest in coatings, nanoscale topography and surface science in her current project, which is a partnership with Dulux looking at how nanofibers can be integrated into paint to …

Farewell Liwen!

We farewell Dr Liwen Zhu, who is leaving the University of Sydney to take up a position in industry. We wish you all the best for your next endeavours, Liwen.

Emile joins us

We welcome Emile Theau to the group, a recent USyd Engineering graduate, who joins the ACWA team to complete the building of prototypes.

USYD academic team awarded substantial ARC Linkage Grant

A/Prof. Brian Hawkett, Prof. Chiara Neto, Prof. Greg Warr, were awarded an ARC Linkage project “Polymer nanofibres for advanced paint formulations” in collaboration with Dulux Australia. The team were awarded $471,900 over a period of 3 years.  This is one of only two Linkage grants awarded to USyd in the current round. Congratulations!