Our group is world leading in the synthesis of the highest performing nanoparticle catalysts and medical imaging agents.

Our synthesis expertise allows us to engineer complex nanoparticle catalysts that with atomic level precision.

As Director of the Electron Microscope Unit you will use state-of-the-art electron microscopes that are the best in Australia to characterise cutting edge nanoparticles.


Recent selected publications: 

  1. A.R. Poerwoprajitno, L. Gloag, J. Watt, S. Cheong, A. Henson, B. Subhash, N.M. Bedford, B.K.Miller, P.B. O’Mara, T.M. Benedetti, D.L. Huber, J.J. Gooding*, W. Schuhmann*, R.D. Tilley*,Single Ptatomson Ru nanoparticles for CO-resistant methanol oxidation reaction electrocatalysis,NatureCatalysis5231-237 (2022).
  2. L. Gloag, A.R. Poerwoprajitno, S. Cheong, Z.R. Ramadhan, T. Adschiri, J.J. Gooding, R.D. Tilley, Synthesis of hierarchical metal nanostructures with high electro-catalytic surface areas, Science Adv.9eadf6075 (2023).
  3. Kim Duong, H. T., Abdibastami, A., Gloag, L., Bongers, A., Shanehsazzadeh, S., Nelson, M., Cousins, A., Bayat, N., McCalmont, H., Lock, R. B., Sulway, S., Biazick, J., Justin Gooding, J., & Tilley, R. D. (2023). Small zinc doped iron oxide tracers for magnetic particle imaging. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 587, 171304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2023.171304
  4. Mariandry, K., Kokate, R., Somerville, S. V., Gloag, L., Cheong, S., Carroll, L. R., Kumar, P. V., Gooding, J. J., & Tilley, R. D. (2023). Controlling platinum active sites on silver nanoparticles for hydrogen evolution reaction. Chemistry of Materialshttps://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.3c01765
  5. Poerwoprajitno, A. R. et al. Faceted Branched Nickel Nanoparticles with Tunable Branch Length for High Activity Biomass Oxidation Electrocatalysis. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. (2020) doi:10.1002/anie.202005489.
  6. Chen, H.-S. et al. Preserving the Exposed Facets of Pt 3 Sn Intermetallic Nanocubes During an Order to Disorder Transition Allows the Elucidation of the Effect of the Degree of Alloy Ordering on Electrocatalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 3231–3239 (2020).
  7. Gloag, L. et al. Zero valent iron core–iron oxide shell nanoparticles as small magnetic particle imaging tracers. Chem. Commun. 56, 3504–3507 (2020).