Priority Research Centre for
ADVANCED FLUIDS AND INTERFACES

Facilities

Located at NIER, the Centre has extensive state-of-the-art laboratories and access to industrial‐scale pilot plant workshops and research demonstration units to facilitate projects from small-scale to large major research projects.

These innovative research facilities assist the Centre to provide research expertise in:

Surface Analysis

  • Atomic force microscopes
  • Tensiometers for interfacial tension measurements
  • Low energy ion scattering
  • Quartz crystal microbalance
  • Optical reflectometry

Spectroscopy

  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Dynamic light scattering
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Microscopy

  • Polarised optical microscopy
  • Scanning tunnelling microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy

Rheology, Tribology and Thermal Analyses

  • Rheometers for viscosity measurements
  • Thermal properties analyser
  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • Thermal gravimetric analysis
  • Pin-on-disk tribometer

High Performance Computing

  • Multiscale Modelling
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Property-Structure Predictions