PhD, Monash University, 2007
Bachelor of Engineering (Materials), Monash University, 2002
Judy completed her PhD in the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University, where she studied novel processing methods for nanocrystalline TiO2 films for dye-sensitised solar cells. She then moved to the U.K., where she worked on the development of titanate nanotubes as materials for hydrogen storage as a post-doctoral research at the University of Bath. She was then awarded a Ramsay Memorial Fellowship, which she held in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. She stayed at the University of Bristol for five years, as a research fellow, post-doctoral researcher and lecturer, before joining the School of Materials Science & Engineering at UNSW.
Judy's research interests are in developing new semiconducting materials, particularly solid solutions, heterostructures and doped materials, for use in renewable energy applications such as photocatalysis and solar cells. This is done using a combination of computational (e.g. density functional theory) and experimental approaches. The focus of this work is understanding relationships between composition and properties and finding effective ways of using computational and experimental techniques in parallel.
Judy is a passionate teacher. She has worked on the development of online resources for teaching materials science and engineering at all levels. She has written an article on blended teaching in first year materials science and is a co-author of the 1st Australian & New Zealand edition of "Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction".
ARC Discovery Project, “Designing a photo-electro-catalysis system for selective organic oxidation”, 2021-2023
ARC Linkage Project, “New ceramic: Fully stabilised monoclinic ZrO2 by Al2O3 + SiO2 additions”, 2020-2023