Our Group

Postdoctoral Researcher

Henrik Andersen (Carlsberg Foundation Fellowship)

Current PhD students

Junnan Liu

Emily Cheung

Jennifer Stansby

Conrad Gillard

Lisa Djuandhi

Jimmy Wu

Michael Fenech

Matthew Teusner

Pierre Naeyaert (with Prof. Chris Ling at Sydney University)

Visiting academics

A/Prof. Vittoria Pischedda (University of Lyon) 2019-2020

Prof. Y Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego) 2017

Alumni - completed PhD

James Christian (CAP-XX)

Divya Sehrawat (Croda)

Damian Goonetilleke (KIT/BASF)

Alumni - completed Honours

Charith Perera (Tesla and now Amazon)

Ken Zhang (Siemens)

James Bott (Ecoult)

Othman Al Bahri (PhD, Cambridge)

Honours students for 2019

Eleanor Parker

Honours students for 2018

Michael Fenech

Honours students for 2017

Kathleen Djohari

Lisa Djuandhi (shared with Vinh)

Sunny Wang

Jimmy Wu

Honours students for 2016

Bernd Schulz (shared with Sophie)

Luke Steller (shared with Martin)

Honours students for 2015

Damian Goonetilleke

Mackenzie Hagan

Othman Al Bahri

Honours Students for 2014

James Christian

Hieu Nguyen

Saud Al Balushi

James, Hieu & Saud in action for their 5 minute introductory seminars (8th of May 2014):


4th Year (Honours) Students (ELEC 4120) Electrical Engineering

James Bott (2016)

Ken Zheng (2014)

Ken in action (29th May 2014) - his moving too fast!

Charith Perera (2013/2014)

Charith in action, explaining his poster and constructed gadgets to follow students (30th May 2014)

Well done Charith!

Special project students 2016-8

Daniel Hagness

Eleanor Parker

Leonard Lee

Pana Kapodistrias

Michael Fenech

Mitchell Curtis

Henry Foster

Kathleen Djohari

Lisa Djuandhi

Sunny Wang

Jimmy Wu

Jason Wooi

King Foong

Leon Schmechel

Matthew Teusner

Emily Cheung

Laura Jeffress

Damian Goonetilleke

Summer students & Chem 3998 over summer

Cameron Dover (2014/2015)

Justin Tan (2014/2015)

Othman Al Bahri (2014/2015)

Paige Hawkins (2013/2014)

Mackenzie Hagan (2013/2014)

James Christian (2013/2014)

Visiting PhD Students

Henrik Andersen, Aarhus University (2016)

Dorsasadat Safanama, National University of Singapore (S2 2013 / S1 2014)

Visiting Practicum Students

Marine Harguindeguy, ENSIACET, France (S2 2013)

Maxime Benoit, ENSIACET, France (S2 2013)

Alexandra Hernandez, ENSIACET, France (S2 2013)

Charlotte Serre, ENSIACET, France (S2 2013)

Partial group photo taken on the School of Chemistry, Research Poster Day 2013.

Left to right: Charlotte Serre, Neeraj Sharma, James Christian, Charith Perera

Moshiul Alam and Neeraj Sharma at the Australian Synchrotron, August 2013.

TSP Students

Bethany Yee

Benjamin Malik

Eric Foley

Sunny Wang

Emily Cheung

Peter O'Mara

Visiting Research Students (undertaking experiments/research in our laboratories)

From the Ling group at the University of Sydney

Zakiah Mohamed (2013/2014)

From the Schmid group at the University of Sydney

William Brant (2013/2014)

Thomas Godfrey (2013/2014)

Dennisa Murphy (2013/2014)

From the D'Alessandro group at the University of Sydney

Chanel Leong (2014)


Student Achievements

James Christian –

  • Invited Presentation: Carbon-based electrodes for better batteries, International Symposium on Next-Generation Batteries 2016, University of Wollongong (August 2016)
  • UNSW Faculty of Science 1 minute thesis competition – People’s choice award (2016)
  • AXAA Student Conference, Western Sydney University, Best PhD student talk (2015)
  • Invited Presentation:Systematic study of graphene and selected derivatives as negative electrodes in sodium and lithium-ion batteries at the International Conference on Materials Science and Technology, Serpong, Indonesia (October 2014)
  • Best Honours Student Presentation at the 2014 Symposium on Materials Chemistry, ANU Kioloa Campus (October 2014)

Damian Goonetilleke –

  • Invited Presentation: In-situ neutron powder diffraction studies of 26650 lithium-ion batteries, International Symposium on Next-Generation Batteries 2016, University of Wollongong (August 2016)

Divya Sehrawat –

  • Invited Presentation: Cs-doped P2-NaxMnO2 as an electrode material for sodium-ion batteries, International Symposium on Next-Generation Batteries 2016, University of Wollongong (August 2016)

Junnan Liu –

  • Best poster for the School of Chemistry Annual PhD Reviews 2017
  • Invited Presentation: Electrochemically activated synthesis: An alternative solid-state synthetic method, 14th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-XIV) 2018, Guangzhou, China