Three research groups are currently active within the Centre:
- Advanced Materials for Device Applications. This group focuses on the development of nanomaterials that can ultimately be used in an array of sensors, with an initial focus on gas sensors.
- Nanomaterials Industrial Development Programme. This programme focuses on the development of new and advanced materials through the incorporation of nanotechnology, with a particular focus on the beneficiation of South African Nanoclays.
- Water Remediation Project: This is a new project aimed at using nanomaterials for targeted water remediation.
- Catalysis research: This project aims at developing biomass-derived green chemicals, fuel blending chemicals and biofuel using nano-catalytic processes