The Nanomaterials Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre located within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the School of Chemical Engineering, led by Professor Lianzhou Wang. The centre was founded by Professor Max Lu (now Vice Chancellor, University of Surrey, UK) in 2000 and subsequently became part the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials (ARCCFN) from 2003 until the end of the ARCCFN in 2013. The centre has 90-100 affiliated researchers including >40 research staff and ~40 PhD students from School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN).

The Nanomaterials Centre is mainly composed of 6 independent research groups, led by Prof Lianzhou Wang, Prof Michael Yu, Prof Gordan Xu, Dr Muxina Konarova, Dr Jingwei Hou, and Dr Bin Luo. It has a very well-equipped laboratories in Andrew N Liveris building and AIBN, housing over $8,000,000 worth of characterisation and synthesis equipment. The interdisciplinary team includes chemists, chemical engineers and materials scientists, with many of the senior researchers collaborating with other institutes at UQ, including School of Mechanical and Mining, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), Institute of Molecular Biosciences (IMB), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), and the Diamantina Institute (UQDI).