Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM)

The Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) is a world-class collaborative team conducting research in superconducting and electronic materials science and technology.

About ISEM

ISEM seeks to stimulate the technological and commercial development to advance technologies including batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage; applied superconductivity for electrical and medical devices; energy conversion and transmission; spintronic and electronic materials for applications; terahertz science; and nano structured materials.

The Institute is located at the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus. Australia’s first multifunctional materials facility that has the capacity to develop the processes and devices needed, to scale-up lab-based breakthroughs in preparation for commercialisation.

From its Wollongong base, ISEM has developed collaborative partnerships with research teams and industries throughout the world. 

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2019 Annual Report

2019 was a special year for ISEM as it marked the change of leadership team and was also the most successful year for ISEM in many aspects. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings, UOW, for the first time since 2013, has achieved its aspirational goal of reaching top 1% of universities worldwide.

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ISEM in the news

Elusive excitonic insulator observed by researchers
Topological materials beat Boltzmann’s tyranny
Breakthrough boosts performance of sodium-sulfur batteries

15th ACSIN Conference

The University of Wollongong Australia is delighted to host the 15th International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN-15) to be held in Sydney, Australia, 16th to 18th November 2021.

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Distinguished Professor Zaiping Guo Honoured For Research Excellence
Doctor David Cortie Receives ANBUG Young Scientist Award
Doctor Wei Kong Pang wins the 2020 Australian Synchrotron Research Award

Contact the ISEM team

Located at: ISEM | AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia