ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

The Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is funded by the Australian Research Council to bring together researchers and industry to discover new ways to source and use energy.

The Centre is a collaboration between Australian universities and international partners to research better ways to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials.

They work with industry partners to find innovative solutions for renewable energy in:

  • Solar energy conversion 

  • Energy-efficient lighting and displays

  • Security labelling and optical sensor platforms for defence 

Our role

The RMIT team is focused on the following research themes:

Control of Excitons

New ways to coherently control excitons, new excitonic materials, single molecule/nanostructure-controlled excitonic motifs and new theories of exciton transport. These outcomes will impact device-oriented research programs within the Centre, as well as exciton theory in general. 

Theory and Modelling

The Theory and Modelling Capability will support the Research Themes by developing a computational materials design methodology that will provide the design rules for next-generation Excitonic materials and their devices by modelling their structure and properties.

Our people

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Professor Salvy Russo

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Professor Jared Cole

Centre partners

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.