Witold Bloch


College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Wit obtained his PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2014 under the supervision of Profs Sumby and Doonan. His project focused on the design and synthesis of flexible metal-organic frameworks for gas separations and catalysis. In 2015, he was awarded a 24-month Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellowship focusing on supramolecular coordination cages which he undertook in the Laboratory of Prof Clever (University of Goettingen and TU Dortmund, Germany). Wit was awarded a University of Adelaide Ramsay fellowship in 2017 which enabled him to return to Australia and commence his independent career. In 2019, Wit was awarded an ARC DECRA fellowship at the same institution to develop functional porous materials using supramolecular assemblies. This novel approach leads to materials that can be tailored to a wide range of applications including gas separations, heterogenous catalysis and environmental remediation.

  • DECRA Research Fellow and independent group leader, University of Adelaide (2019 - 2022)
  • Ramsay Research Fellow in Applied Science, University of Adelaide (2017 - 2019)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Goettingen (2015 - 2016), TU Dortmund (2016 - 2017)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Adelaide (2014 - 2015)
  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Adelaide (2010 - 2014)
  • B.Sc (Nanoscience and Materials) & Honours in Chemistry (2006 - 2009)
Honours, awards and grants
  • 2019 – Future Fuels CRC (renewable H2 production) ($78,000)
  • 2019 – ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award ($405,000)
  • 2019 – UoA DVCR Establishment Grant ($25,000)
  • 2018 – Order of Merit for Early Career Research Excellence, University of Adelaide
  • 2017 – Ramsay Research Fellowship in Applied Science ($258,000)
  • 2017 – Fergus Ramsay Fellowship Start-up Grant ($20,000)
  • 2015 – Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (€82,000)