Sharma Group

Welcome to the research pages of the Sharma group.
Here you will find information on past and present group members, links to pertinent software downloads and some recent activity within our group.

Our Research

  • We chemically tune the atomic arrangement (crystal structure) of solid state materials to enhance their physical properties such as energy storage capacity, ionic conductivity or thermal expansion.
  • We use a combination of techniques to characterise our materials, including but not limited to X-ray and neutron diffraction (at the Australian Synchrotron and ANSTO), solid state NMR, electrochemical and impedance analysis, and electron microscopy.
  • Our goal is to fully characterise materials, place them into real-world devices such as batteries and solid oxide fuel cells, and then characterise how they work in these devices.

For further details about my group please see side links. 

The group:

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The Sharma group working with Engineering students to build a satellite!

Yes that is right, with Declan Walsh from the BLUEsat team, we have been testing the batteries that they wish to use on the satellite. 

This is a fantastic project where students are designing and building a satellite they want to send into space, from what I hear a cubesat. For more information see


Very proud of my group - check out the awesome video below. The video was ranked 6th in this competition.


It is a crystal structure!


Neeraj on the wireless -