Partner Investigators

 
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Dr Daniel Gomez
ARC Future Fellow & Associate Professor, RMIT
daniel.gomez@rmit.edu.au

His expertise is on plasmonics and nanofabrication. His research activities are aligned with those specific to Theme 1 and Platform 1.3 (Artificial Photosynthesis), which complement his Future Fellowship.


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Prof. Xiao Tao Hao
Professor, School of Physics, Shandong University, Jinan, China
haoxt@sdu.edu.cn

Hao has research interests in surface electronic properties of conjugated polymers, polymer-based opto-electronic device architectures and transparent conducting oxide thin films. Hao is a PI within the Centre and will be working primarily within Platforms 1.4: Solution Processed Next-Generation Photovoltaics and 3.3: Photodetectors and Sensors. 


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Prof. Markus Lippitz
Chair of Experimental Physics, Bayreuth University
markus.lippitz@uni-bayreuth.de

Lippitz major role as a PI will be as point of contact for the University of Bayreuth research initiative “Photophysics of Synthetic and Biological Multichromophoric Systems”. The collaboration will focus on platforms 1.1 Thin Film Upconversion Devices, 1.4 Solution Processed Next-Generation Photovoltaics.


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Prof. Jeffrey B. Neaton

Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley Director, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
jbneaton@berkeley.edu

Neaton’s group specialises in theoretical studies of novel condensed phases and their properties, using and developing “first principles” density functional theory (DFT)-based approaches. His theory group will collaborate on 2.3 Excitons on the nanoscale and 2.4 Multiscale Studies and Models of Exciton Transport.


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Prof. Martin B. Plenio 
Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Universität Ulm
martin.plenio@uni-ulm.de

Martin Plenio is Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and of the Center for Quantum Bio-Sciences and he leads the Controlled Quantum Dynamics group at Ulm University, Germany. His research interests cover Quantum Technologies, Quantum Information Science and Quantum Biology (including Photosynthesis and Electron Transport). Prof. Plenio is a leading expert in the transport of excitons in natural photosynthetic systems.


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Dr Fiona Scholes
Group Leader – Integrated Systems and Devices in CSIRO Manufacturing. 
fiona.scholes@csiro.au

Scholes has responsibility across a range of research areas including printed solar films, organic lighting and electronics, nanomaterials and device fabrication.  CSIRO will collaborate on many areas including 1.1 Thin Film Upconversion Devices, 1.4 Solution Processed Next-Generation Photovoltaics, and 3.2 Light emitting devices.


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Dr Jiang Tang
Deputy Director Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 
jtang@mail.hust.edu.cn

Tang's research expertise in material chemistry and device physics of optoelectronic devices provides valuable input especially on the search for new excitonic materials. They will collaborate on coupling of low optical band gap quantum dots such as PbS and PbSe CQDs with organic dye assembles to study the exciton transfer and recombination kinetics.

 


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Dr Rebecca McCallum
Acting Group Leader for Hazard Management and Individual Protection, DSTG
rebecca.McCallum@dsto.defence.gov.au

McCallum will be the point of contact for DSTG within the Centre of Excellence. DST Group will interact with the Centre primarily through platforms 3.1 Excitonic Materials for Security and 3.3. Photodetectors and Sensors. 


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Prof. Greg Dicinoski
Head Scientist of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) 
DicinoskiG@rba.gov.au

Dicinoski is the point of contact for the Reserve Bank of Australia within the proposed Centre of Excellence.  The RBA will interact primarily through platforms 3.1 Excitonic Materials for Security and 3.3 Photodetectors and Sensors. These offer great potential for the creation of new concepts in banknote and document securitisation.  


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Prof. ChunLei Du
Professor of Optics, CIGIT, Chinese Acdemy of Sciences,
cldu@cigit.ac.cn

Du will be the point of contact for Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology (China). Chongqing Institute will interact with the Centre on co-development of photovoltaics throughplatforms 1.4 Solution Processed Next-Generation Photovoltaics and 3.2 Light emitting devices.


Team Index

Rebecca MacCallum
DSTG Group Leader

Greg Dicinoski
Professor

ChunLei Du
Professor

 

Daniel Gomez
Associate Professor

Xiao Tao Hao
Professor

Markus Lippitz
Professor

 

Jeffrey B. Neaton
Professor

Martin B. Plenio
Professor

Fiona Scholes
CSIRO Group Leader

Jiang Tang
Doctor