The Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is an Australian Research Council research centre linking the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University, UNSW and the University of Sydney.

Its partners include: The Defence Science and Technology Group, The Reserve Bank of Australia and CSIRO.

Manipulating the way light energy is absorbed.


The Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science is an Australian Research Council funded Centre whose primary mission is to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. The Centre programmes span high-throughput computational screening, single molecule photochemistry and ultrafast spectroscopy and embrace innovative outreach and commercial translation activities. The Centre plans to capture the knowledge generated as new intellectual property, materials processing know-how, high-impact publications and through the creation of new employment opportunities. The expected outcomes and benefits include new Australian technologies in solar energy conversion, energy-efficient lighting and displays, security labelling and optical sensor platforms for defence.


Promoting better energy use throughout Australia


The Centre for Excellence in Exciton Science will help make Australia more economically competitive through better energy use. The Centre will drive innovation and improve Australian renewable energy production. By creating new ways to harness and manipulate light, we will change the ways Australians think about energy. Improving energy efficiency will have a positive impact on the sustainability of the Australian environment and increase the opportunities and job creation.