Here you will find information on our research, group members and alumni, links to pertinent software downloads and some recent activities 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.

Research highlights

Congrats to Emily and Jenny for submitting their theses for examination.

Also to Junnan who is now a Dr!

A big congratulations to Damian Goonetilleke (currently at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT (jointly with BASF)) who has just won the Australian Neutron Beam Users Group (ANBUG) Outstanding PhD Award for 2020. Congrats Damian!

Radio interviews

Group leader

Scientia Associate Professor Neeraj Sharma
Scientia Associate Professor