Researching innovative energy solutions throughout Australia



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

We will 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.



The Centre is led by Professor Paul Mulvaney.  We are a collaboration of the best researchers in Australia at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, University of NSW and the University of Sydney.

We work with our Industry Partners - Reserve Bank of Australia, CSIRO & Department of Science & Technology Group - to transform our research into practice.

The Australian Centre for Exciton Science is funded by the Australian Research Council.


We are aiming for a future where all types of light transform into renewable energy.

A future where light powers our world.