Centre Structure

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEX) focuses on three core activities.

  • Research: deliver high quality research outcomes.
  • Translations: make an impact on industry and inspire the next generation of researchers.
  • Administration: use public resources effectively to achieve the mission of the Centre.

The Director is Professor Paul Mulvaney, FAA. He is supported by an Executive Committee representing the core activities.

An Advisory Board, with experts in each of the core activities, provides oversight to ensure that ACEX is meeting its goals. The Advisory Board is chaired by Professor Margaret Sheil, Provost of the University of Melbourne, former CEO of the Australian Research Council, and Professor of Chemistry.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for reviewing the strategic direction of the centre, assessing progress against projected milestones and implementing strategic changes to the centre’s research directions or operation. 

The Executive Committee comprises:

  • Prof. Paul Mulvaney as the Chair (Director)
  • Prof. Udo Bach (Deputy Director)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dane McCamey (Outreach, Education and Governance Director)
  • the Research Theme Leaders
  • one Capability Leader 
  • the Business Development Manager
  • the Centre Chief Operating Officer

Centre Advisory Board

The Centre Advisory Board will review all aspects of the Centre’s operations, including administrative functions, strategic planning and decision making, intellectual property, outreach and commercial translation. Members will include:

 
Prof. Margaret Sheil Provost of the University of Melbourne and former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council

Prof. Margaret Sheil
Provost of the University of Melbourne and former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council

Prof. Edwina Cornish Provost of Monash University  

Prof. Edwina Cornish
Provost of Monash University

 

Tanya Ha Science Journalist and Catalyst Presenter  

Tanya Ha
Science Journalist and Catalyst Presenter

 

Dr Scott Watkins Director, Overseas Business, Kyung-in Synthetic Corporation; Entrepreneur

Dr Scott Watkins
Director, Overseas Business, Kyung-in Synthetic Corporation; Entrepreneur

Prof. Neil Greenham Deputy head of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Neil Greenham
Deputy head of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Paul Mulvaney University of Melbourne, Director of ACEx

Prof. Paul Mulvaney
University of Melbourne, Director of ACEx


International Scientific Advisory Committee

 This Committee will provide scientific oversight and advice to the Centre. Members include:

 
Prof. Neil Greenham Deputy head of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Neil Greenham
Deputy head of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Alan Heeger   2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Professor of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Prof. Alan Heeger  
2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Professor of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Prof. Marc Baldo Director for the Center of Excitonics and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Marc Baldo
Director for the Center of Excitonics and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 
Prof. Hiroshi Masuhara Chair Professor of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Prof. Hiroshi Masuhara
Chair Professor of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

 

Capability Leaders

Four basic research capabilities underpin the Centre’s ability to achieve its research goals, each with a designated capability leader and deputy:

 
 
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Jasieniak Leader, Materials and Synthesis, Monash University

Assoc. Prof. Jacek Jasieniak
Leader, Materials and Synthesis, Monash University

 
Prof. Ken Ghiggino Deputy, Materials and Synthesis, University of Melbourne

Prof. Ken Ghiggino
Deputy, Materials and Synthesis, University of Melbourne

 
 
Dr Alison Funston Leader, Spectroscopy and Measurement, Monash University

Dr Alison Funston
Leader, Spectroscopy and Measurement, Monash University

 
Prof. Trevor Smith Deputy, Spectroscopy and Measurement, University of Melbourne

Prof. Trevor Smith
Deputy, Spectroscopy and Measurement, University of Melbourne

 
 
Prof. Salvy Russo Leader, Theory and Modelling, RMIT

Prof. Salvy Russo
Leader, Theory and Modelling, RMIT

 
Prof. John Sader Deputy, Theory and Modelling, University of Melbourne

Prof. John Sader
Deputy, Theory and Modelling, University of Melbourne

 
 
Prof. Udo Bach Leader, Device Design and Fabrication, Monash University

Prof. Udo Bach
Leader, Device Design and Fabrication, Monash University

 
Prof. Yi-Bing Cheng Deputy, Device Design and Fabrication, Monash University

Prof. Yi-Bing Cheng
Deputy, Device Design and Fabrication, Monash University

 

Research Theme Leaders

Each of the three ACEX Research Themes will be led by a Theme Leader and a Deputy. Theme Leaders will be members of the ACEX Executive Committee. In this capacity they will continually assess the progress and value of each research platform, identify platforms which should be proposed for removal, and propose new platforms to the Executive Committee as opportunity arises

 
 
Prof. Timothy Schmidt Leader, Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion, University of New South Wales

Prof. Timothy Schmidt
Leader, Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion, University of New South Wales

 
Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper Deputy, Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion, University of Sydney

Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper
Deputy, Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion, University of Sydney

 
 
Dr Girish Lakhwani Leader, Control of Excitons, University of Sydney

Dr Girish Lakhwani
Leader, Control of Excitons, University of Sydney

 
Assoc. Prof. Jared Cole Deputy, Control of Excitons, RMIT                 

Assoc. Prof. Jared Cole
Deputy, Control of Excitons, RMIT                 

 
 
Dr Wallace Wong Leader, Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing, University of Melbourne

Dr Wallace Wong
Leader, Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing, University of Melbourne

 
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Jasieniak Deputy, Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing, Monash University

Assoc. Prof. Jacek Jasieniak
Deputy, Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing, Monash University