Our research spans the areas of inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and materials science and focuses on the development of functional inorganic materials which exhibit novel electronic, optical and magnetic phenomena. Potential applications range from the capture of greenhouse gases to sensors, optoelectronics devices and photocatalysis. The key aspect is gaining an understanding of the fundamental relationships between the structural features of the solution- and solid-state materials and their physical properties using a barrage of techniques.

GROUP MEETINGS: Held jointly with Prof Cameron Kepert and Dr Suzanne Neville's group every Wednesday at 11 am in the Level 4 Meeting Room, School of Chemistry (interested students are very welcome to attend and learn more about our work!)

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April 2017 - Congratulations to Dr Chanel Leong and Bowen Ding on graduating!

February 2017 - Welcome to our new Honours student Dylan Sherman!

December 2016 - Congratulations to Chanel Leong on the completion of her PhD! Congratulations also to Marcello Solomon for handing in his PhD thesis!

December 2016 - Congratulations to Deanna for receiving an inaugural 2017-18 Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowship

November 2016 - Congratulations to Dr Carol Hua for receiving the 2016 Royal Australian Chemical Institute Cornforth Medal for the best PhD thesis in Chemsitry in Australia! Congratulations also to Bowen Ding for handing in his honours thesis!

November 2016 - Congratulations to Deanna for receiving the 2017 RJW Le FĂ©vre Prize from the Australian Academy of Science

October 2016 - Congratulations to Bowen Ding for winning the best student presentation at the AXAA Student Conference!

August 2016 - Congratulations to Dr Carol Hua for being awarded an American-Australian Association Postdoctoral Fellowship and an Endeavour Fellowship!

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities

University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowships; Gritton Postdoctoral Fellowships; Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowships. If you are interested, please contact me for more information.

Prospective Students

Please discuss potential Honours and PhD projects with me - projects include but are not limited to those listed on my Research page. See the list of potential Honours projects here. Relocation scholarships are available for students seeking to move and undertake Honours at USyd. Full details are available here.

Prospective PhD Students:

  • Australian Students: Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPAs) are competitive grants that are awarded on the basis of merit. If you are a current Honours student at an Australian university, please keep in mind the October 31st deadline for applications for commencement in early 2012. Full details are available here. As a PhD student, you are eligible for a number of travel grants to attend national and international conferences, and to support research visits to overseas facilities and laboratories.

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International fellowship opportunities for young Australian chemists: