I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, the University of Melbourne. I am a Chief Investigator and Research Theme leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. I have been an ARC Future Fellow (2014-2018) and an ARENA Research Fellow (2011-2014) and lead investigator on a number of organic solar cell projects including collaborative research programs with institutes in Germany and USA. The core expertise of our group is in the design and synthesis of organic materials with applications in light harvesting and solar energy conversion. Further information on my research can be found at www.organotronics.com.
2014 to 2018, ARC Future Fellow ($750,000) 2012 to 2014, Australia-Germany Collaborative Solar R&D Projects (ASI), Enhanced efficiencies by controlled morphology development in printed solar cells ($500,000) 2011 to 2014, Australian Solar Institute Research Fellowship, Synthesis of organic photovoltaic materials using continuous flow methods ($324,500) 2010 to 2011, Australia-Germany Solar Photovoltaics Research Program, Advanced materials for organic photovoltaics ($51,300) Sept 2010, Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Program 2008 to 2012, Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP0877325), Novel organic materials for efficient low-cost solar cells ($138,000) 2008 to 2009, Go8-DAAD Australia Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme ($27,320) Sept 2007, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Matching Funds ($35,150 for solar simulator)
Education and training
University of Sydney 2001
University of Sydney 2000
Awards and honors
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, University of Melbourne,
Our group trains graduate students in the area of organic materials synthesis and characterisation. The application focus of our research is in organic electronic devices, particular organic solar cells.