Intelligent Polymer Research Institute

Crane_IpriACES students take ‘artificial muscles’ to the people and first prize

Between three engineers and a chemist, understanding and even building new robotic devices that have almost the strength, fluidity and dexterity of human limbs is within the realms of possibility. Find out more.

Prof O'Leary v 3Want to hear about the latest in cochlear implants? 

Join us at Wired for Sound - The 2014 Bill Wheeler Community Forum to hear from one of Australia's leading cochlear implant surgeons and researchers, Prof. Stephen O’Leary. Find out more.

IPRI lab tourStudent open Day

Join us at our Student Open Day on 17th September 2014 and let our staff and students show you how ACES will help advance your materials science career. This is also the event to find out more about our new PhD and Summer Scholarship opportunities!

The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) is a key research strength at the University of Wollongong and is the lead node of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) and lead node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) - Materials node.

Professor Gordon Wallace and his team at IPRI are recognised internationally as world leaders in the development of 'intelligent' materials and nanotechnology.  

IPRI is renowned for expertise in the electrochemistry of organic conductors; especially when those conductors are used in the applications of artificial muscles, photovoltaics, batteries, and biomedical applications.