Group News


[2017]


Nov 2017: Jodie’s latest work on the electrochemistry of Mg surfaces with group 14 and 15 alloying elements is accepted for publication in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. [Link]


Aug: Well done Aayush Kant for his recent accepted paper on calcium kinetics in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. [Link]


June: Congratulations to Yuefeng, whose work on DNA/RNA nucleobases has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. [Link]


April: Big congratulations to Yong Zhang for winning a Student Scholar Award at 2017 Conference of Microscopy and Microanalysis. We are very proud!


Congratulations Zezhong for publishing his work on the bilayered phase in Al-Ag alloy system in Acta Materialia. [Link]


March: Our lab welcomes three new personnel: Chutian Wang (PhD student), Jessica Alves (Science honours students) and Shiqi Liu (Materials Engineering undergraduate student).



[2016]


Nov: Congratulations Jodie for publishing his first paper on the electrochemical stability of magnesium surfaces in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, super work! [Link]


Sep: EXCITING NEWS -- Our lab will play a key role in the new ARC Centre of Excellence on Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET), which has been awarded a $34 million research funding from the Australian Research Council. [Link, Link]


July: PhD student Runhong Huang’s recent work on stimuli responsive metal–organic frameworks has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. [Link]


June: Congratulations Zezhong for his Young Scientist Award as well as a Best Poster Award at the recent 2016 International Conference on Aluminium Alloys. Very well done! [Pics]


April: Congratulations Yuefeng for successfully completing his PhD. Well done—celebrations are in order!


Jan: Our recent work on the crystal structure of Al-Au precipitate phases will appear in the next issue of Acta Materialia. [Link]



[2015]


Oct: Our group is awarded Discovery Project funding from the Australian Research Council for investigating electrochemistry of magnesium batteries.


We are delighted that Majid Mortazavi, our newly minted PhD, will be joining Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko’s group at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, as a postdoctoral researcher. [Pics]


July: Yuefeng’s work on physisorption of organic molecules on graphene has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations Yuefeng! [Link]


Congratulations Majid for successfully defending his PhD thesis, well done!


Jan: Happy New Year! We welcome to our group Xiaofen Tan and Xin Huang, visiting research students from China’s Central South University.



[2014]


Nov: Our group is awarded Discovery Project funding from the Australian Research Council for investigating atomic structure of interfaces in metals.


Oct: Nikhil is one of the recipients of 2014 Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. [Pics]


June: Majid’s work on layered MoS2 has been accepted for publication in Journal of Power Sources. Congratulations, Majid! [Link]


May: Our recent work on CZTS thin films for solar cells will appear in Electrochimica Acta. [Link]


March: Our recent paper on plasmon resonance in 2D MoO3 is accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. [Link]



[2013]


Dec: Our work on selective CO2 capture using porous metal organic frameworks is accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. [Link]


Nov: Our recent paper on kinetics of Li in graphene scaffolds is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. [Link]


Oct: Our recent work on photoluminescense in two-dimensional MoS2 is accepted for publication in ACS Nano. [Link]


Congratulations Junkai for his appointment as an Assistant Professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University.


Sep: Our paper on the thermal properties of graphene heterostructures is accepted for publication in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. [Link]


Aug: Our work on adsorption and diffusion of lithium on silicene is accepted for publication in RSC Advances. [Link]


July: Our recent work on the atomic structure of complex interfaces in alloys is accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. [Link]


June: Our recent work on mechanical properties of transition metal dichalcogenides is accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. [Link]


March: Postgraduate student Runhong Huang wins Institute of Materials Engineering’s prestigious  Australasia Award for his outstanding undergraduate research. Congratulations, Runhong! [Pics]



[2012]


Nov: Our lab receives funding from the Australian Research Council via its Discovery Project Funding scheme. [Link]


Our recent work on Ni-Mg-O oxides for solar cell applications has been accepted in the Journal of Applied Physics. [Link]


Oct: Our recent work on next-generation battery materials has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Power Sources. [Link]


Our recent paper on separation of gases using chabazite zeolites has been accepted for publication in the Journal of American Chemical Society. [Link]


Sep: Our recent paper on electronic properties of layered semiconducting metal oxides has been accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. [Link]


June: Our recent paper on edge elastic properties of MoS2 and BN edges has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. [Link]


April: Our recent paper on magnetism in ZnO nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in the Journal  of Physical Chemistry C. [Link]


March: Yuefeng Yin has won the prestigious Institute of Materials Engineering Australia Prize and I J Polmear Materials Engineering Prize for his undergraduate project. Congratulations, Yuefeng! [Pics]



[2011]


Dec: Our recent paper on graphene corrosion barriers has been accepted for publication in Corrosion Science. [Link]


Nov: Our recent paper on SERS spectra of silver nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in the Journal of American Chemical Society. [Link]


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