Presentations at ICONN, Brisbane, Australia

Dr Peter Sherrell and Nick Shepelin have presented the latest research from the group at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020), held in Brisbane, Australia. The conference had over 750 delegates from around Australia and the world. With diverse focuses from BioNano through to Energy and the Environment and Nanopolymers.

Peter presented two talks, titled “Integrating energy storage and piezoelectric devices for flexible and planar energy harvesting” and “Visible-light driven water oxidation from Large Area 2D MoS2/WS2 Heterojunctions”, which focussed on both nanomaterials and energy conversion for clean energy conversion.

Nick presented a talk titled “Printing of recyclable, flexible and transparent piezoelectric generators through SWCNT templating”, where he discussed his latest research into dipole templating and extrusion printing of piezoelectric generators published in Energy & Environmental Science (

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ICONN Q&A session ‘Women in Leadership’

Professor Amanda Ellis took part as a panel member at the Q&A session on women in leadership, providing insights into career challenges faced by women and discussing strategies and support available to overcome these challenges. The session was undertaken as part of the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020) held in Brisbane, Australia.

Presentation at ICNASA2020, Melbourne Australia

Dr Peter Sherrell presented the latest research from the Ellis research at Swinburne University as in invited speaker on using 2D materials for energy conversion.

Plenary at MEMDES4

Professor Amanda Ellis has delivered a plenary talk in Perth, Western Australia at the 4th International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology (MEMDES4), titled “From marine biology to surface chemistry – the impact on desalination”.

Keynote at ICFCM2019 and ICSMR2019

Professor Amanda Ellis has delivered a keynote speech in Brisbane, Queensland at the 4th International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials (ICFCM2019) and 5th International Conference on Smart Material Research (ICSMR2019) titled “Printing of Recyclable, Flexible and Transparent Polymer Piezoelectric Generators Through SWCNT Templating”.

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow success

Congratulations to Dr Simone Hendrikse for being awarded the highly competitive McKenzie Fellowship. She will continue her research on DNA hybrid materials.

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University from around the world. The Program aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead interdisciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across Academic Divisions. The Program is highly competitive, with only ten McKenzie Fellowships and one Indigenous McKenzie Fellowship available each year.

Professor Amanda Ellis has started her role as the Head of  Department

Congratulations to Professor Amanda Ellis for starting her role on the 1 September 2019 as the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering.