Alfred Deakin Professor Maria Forsyth

Deakin University

 

 

Deputy Director, IFM

Institute for Frontier Materials

 

Director, storEnergy

ARC Training Center for Future Energy Storage Technologies

 

Associate Director, ACES

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science

 

 

Renewable energy plants that generate solar, wind or tidal energy cannot operate in step with energy demands, meaning that electrical energy storage devices will be an essential component of the grid to ensure that electricity can be provided when it is needed.

Our group are world leaders in battery technology and electrochemical devices directed towards applications which include batteries for electric vehicles, as well as domestic and large-scale energy storage that can be integrated with the renewable energy grid. We have pioneered the use of ionic liquids as safe high performance electrolytes in a range of electrochemical devices, including their application in lithium batteries, solar cells and capacitors.

Maria Forsyth

Professor, Electromaterials and Corrosion Science

Maria has an excellent academic record which is recognised by her position as Alfred Deakin Professor and by the Australian Academy of Science through the award of the Australian Laureate Fellowship, and presently as a Fellow of the Academy of Science. She has also been recognised internationally more recently, receiving the Galileo Galilei Award for her world-leading research contibutions in understanding and improving ion-conducting materials. Maria is also the author of over 500 published papers with greater than 18 000 citations (scopus as of Q1 2017) and receives regular invitations to be plenary and keynote speaker at key meetings.

Much of this work has been carried out through the Electromaterials and Corrosion Science Group directed by Maria at Deakin University. The group is a research node for both IFM and ACES of which Maria is a core Chief Investigator. The group is multicultural and multidisciplinary, with a wide range of fundamental and applied science occuring in the fields of interfaces and electrolytes in the areas of energy storage and corrosion.

Amongst many affiliations, Maria is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry. She is on the advisory board and/or co-editor of Electrochimca Actaand Solid State Ionics and a Senior Editor for The Journal of Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society.

Professorial Staff

Frank Collins

Professor of Infrastructure Engineering

Legacy Infrastructure Durability

Patrick Howlett

Professor (Research)

BatTRI-Hub Director

Jenny Pringle

Professor (Research)

Thermoelectrochemical Cells

Researchers

Dr Wren Greene

Bio/Surfaces

 

Dr Anthony Somers

Corrosion/Tribology

 

Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo

Batteries

 

 

Associate Prof. Will Gates

Concrete/ACID

Dr Fangfang Chen

Modelling

 

Dr Luke O’Dell

NMR Facility Director

 

Dr Ruhamah Yunis

Synthesis

 

 

Dr Faezeh Makhlooghi Azad

Batteries

 

Dr Matze Hilder

Batteries

 

Dr Robert Kerr

Batteries

 

Dr Rainier Catubig

Corrosion

 

Dr Luca Porcarelli

Batteries

 

Dr Xiaoen Wang

Batteries

 

Dr Alastair MacLeod

Concrete/ACID

 

Dr Andras Fehervari

Concrete/ACID

 

 

Dr Gaetan Girard

Batteries

 

Mr Mojtaba Eftekharnia

BatTRI-Hub

 

 

Dr Haijin Zhu

NMR

 

Dr Danah Al-Masri

Batteries

Dr Kalani Periyapperuma

Batteries

Dr Rossie Rao

Batteries

Dr Tiago Correia Mendes

Batteries

Business, Marketing, Communications and Supporting Staff

Dr Timothy Khoo

StorEnergy Manager

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Ms Robin Taylor

Marketing & Communications Manager

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Mrs Sona Shekibi

Administrative Coordinator

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Ms Maggie Forsyth 

Administration

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Dr Simon Thompson 

Senior Technical Officer

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Mr Chathuranga Gallage

Research Engineer

 

Mr John Burton

Technical Officer

 

Mr Tim Newbegin

Research Assistant

 

Mr Douglas Macleod

Research Assistant

 

Ms Elba Balding

Administration Assistant

 

Postgraduate Students

Urbi Pal

PhD Candidate

Batteries

The An Ha (Kevin)

PhD Candidate

Batteries

Yu (Mark) Peng

PhD Candidate

Corrosion

Sobhan Hossieni

PhD Candidate

Concrete/ACID

Laura GarcĂ­a-Quintana

PhD Candidate

Batteries

Matt Russo

PhD Candidate

Bio/Surfaces

Fernando Ramos

PhD Candidate

Gas separation

Shammi Akter Ferdousi

PhD Candidate

Batteries

Thushan Pathiranalage

PhD Candidate

Batteries

Karmjeet Kaur Buttar

Master Candidate

Batteries

Meisam Hasanpoor

PhD Candidate

Batteries 

Pauline Desroches

PhD Candidate

Bio/Surfaces

Frederick Nti

PhD Candidate

Batteries

Nanditha Sirigiri

PhD Candidate

Modelling

Murtaza Panhwar

PhD Candidate

Thermocells

Dmitrii Rakov

PhD Candidate

Modelling

Sneha Malunavar

PhD Candidate

Batteries

Mingyu Han

PhD Candidate

Surfaces

Mahdi Ghorbani

PhD Candidate

Corrosion

Jhonathan Soto Puelles

PhD Candidate

Corrosion

Shanika Abeysooriya

PhD Candidate

field of work 

Mehdi Behrouzvaziri

PhD Candidate

field of work

Kilian Shani Fraysse

PhD Candidate

field of work

Isuru Adikari Mudiyanselage

PhD Candidate

NMR

Derick Gyabeng

PhD Candidate

NMR

In Country Students

Priya Pandey

PhD Candidate

Ionic Liquid as Lubricants

Devangana Bhuyan

PhD Candidate

 

Ana Suarez Vega

PhD Candidate

Corrosion

Khryslyn Arano

PhD Candidate

 

Honorary and Adjunct Staff

Bruce Hinton

Adjunct Professor

Frederic Blin

Adjunct Professor

Tony Hollenkamp

Adjunct Professor

Tony Hughes

Adjunct Professor

Michel Armand

Honorary Professor

Laurie Aldridge

Adjunct Professor

Warren Green

Adjunct Professor

Ashley Fletcher

Adjunct Professor

Alumni

Visitors

Research Supporting Staff

Research Supporting Staff

Research Supporting Staff