Research Group Leader & Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

My core interests cover electrochemical energy storage with a particular emphasis on lithium metal batteries. Our research teams are focussed on developing novel electrolytes based on room temperature ionic liquids (molten salts that are liquid at room temperature) to enable high energy batteries such as Li-S and Li-Air. We are also developing electrolytes to enable high voltage cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Our other area of interest is in wearable power. CSIRO has developed flexible batteries which could, ultimately, be able to be integrated into garments and apparel to power the next generation of electronics. We also have a large interest in energy harvesting as well.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Manufacturing
  • 2007–2013
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Energy Technology
  • 2004–2007
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO Energy Technology
  • 2002–2004
    Post-Doctoral Reseach Fellow, Delft University of Technology
  • 2001–2002
    Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology

Education

  • 2010 
    Harvard Business School, Program for Leadership Development (PLD-7)
  • 2002 
    Monash University , PhD Materials Engineering
  • 1998 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Science (Hons)