I joined The University of Queensland in 1993 following postdoctoral positions at the Research School of Chemistry at ANU and at the University of New England. During 2008-2010 I was seconded to the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Victoria as Head of Science and returned full time to UQ in 2011. In 2013 I was appointed Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Science, while continuing to lead my group in SCMB.
Understanding structure in organic photonic devices (in collaboration with Prof Paul Burn (Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics - School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences) and Prof Paul Meredith (Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics -School of Mathematics and Physics) – Organic devices such as organic light emitting diodes, solar cells and sensors, are constructed using multiple layers of materials that perform different functions such as emitting light and charge transport. The interaction between these layers is very important and we study diffusion and structure at interfaces using such techniques as X-ray and neutron reflectometry.
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2014-2016
The crucial role of organic-inorganic interfaces in the performance of organic optoelectronic devices
Total value of grant: 390,000
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2012-2014
Diffusion: The key to performance in organic optoelectronic devices
Total value of grant: $700,000 (Co-Chief Investigators Paul Burn & Michael James)
Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (Industry-funded grant) 2012-2014
Advanced Materials for New Generation High Energy Storage
Total value of grant: $1,100,322 (Co-Chief Investigator Da-Wei Wang)
Queensland Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund 2012-2013
Ultrafast Durable High Energy Batteries
Total value of grant: $210,000 (Co-Chief Investigators Da-Wei Wang & Fouad Haghseresht)