Centre Member Profile

Antonio Tricoli
Employer: The Australian National University
Centre Role: Associate Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Professor of Materials Engineering
Research Interests:

- Nanotechnology

- Optoelectronics

- Biomedical Sensors

- Renewable Energy

- Electrocatalysis

- Functional Coatings


2010, PhD Thesis at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Dissertation: Gas sensitive nanostructured films by direct flame synthesis and deposition with Prof. S.E. Pratsinis

2004, Dipl. Ing. ETH – BSc and MSc (CGPA 5.6/6) at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Master Thesis: Numerical calculation of the blood flow through a cerebral aneurism featuring MR reconstructed real geometry and an elastic artery wall with Prof. D. Poulikakos and Prof. Y. Ventikos


Professor Antonio Tricoli leads the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Computer Science of the Australian National University. He received his combined bachelor and master in Mechanical and Process Engineering, and thereafter his PhD in the field of Nanotechnology from ETH Zurich. His PhD thesis received numerous awards including the prestigious HILTI Prize for the most innovative PhD thesis of ETH Zurich in 2010.

In September 2012, he joined the Australian National University as a group leader under the Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellowship, and established his group working on the multi-scale engineering and applications of nanostructured materials and devices. He is authors of several book chapters, more than 100 scientific publications and numerous patents. His research efforts have been recognized by prestigious awards including one of the four Westpac Research Fellowships awarded in 2015 in Australia, supporting the development of wearable devices for melanoma prevention.

He is co-chair and establishing member of the inaugural ANU Grand Challenge strategic research initiative “Our Health in Our Hands”, which brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists from Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) aiming at transforming the way we manage our health in the near future.