The research in my lab focuses on the molecular structure of soft matter surfaces (liquid and polymer surfaces) and interfaces. We use the surface science techniques ion scattering spectroscopy and electron spectroscopy. In the past it turned out to be very useful to combine the information gained with surface science techniques with macroscopic quantities to derive thermodynamic quantities of solutions.
We have projects in the research fields of colloids, liquid surfaces, interfaces in organic solar cells, modifications of polymer surfaces and heterogeneous catalysis with size selected nanoclusters. We are part of Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology and have various collaborations with research groups in Australia and overseas and uses larger research facilities like the Australian Synchrotron and high energy ion scattering techniques at ANSTO.
University Medal - DEC 2010