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Dr Jennifer MacLeod

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science

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Name
Dr Jennifer MacLeod
Position(s)
Research Fellow (DECRA)
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science
Discipline *
Nanotechnology
Phone
+61 7 3138 2168
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queen's University at Kingston), MSc (Queen's University at Kingston)

Professional memberships
and associations

Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
Professional pages
Keywords

surface science, nanoscience, microscopy, spectroscopy, diffraction, on-surface chemistry, molecular self-assembly

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Jennifer MacLeod holds MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from Queen’s University (Canada), where she worked on instrumentation development for scanning tunneling microscopy studies of semiconductor surfaces.

Jennifer has since held an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italy) and a Research Associate position at INRS (Canada), where she worked on a range of topics in nanoscience.  Her current research interests include self-assembly and reactions of molecules at surfaces, and the growth and modification of graphene and other 2D materials.  She draws on a range of experimental and computational techniques, with a focus on using scanning probe microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to elucidate these systems.

Funded projects

  • 2017-2019: Electronic Structure on Both Sides of the Fermi Level in Molecular Material
    ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
    Jennifer MacLeod
  • 2016-2018:  Graphene-based Thin Film Supercapacitors
    Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund (QCAS)
    Nunzio Motta, Yuegang Zhang, Peter Talbot, Jose Alarco, Geoffrey Will, Anthony O’Mullane, Jennifer MacLeod, Cheng Yan
This information has been contributed by Dr Jennifer MacLeod.

Teaching

Dr. MacLeod teaches a range of topics in physics for courses in Physics and Engineering.

2017

  • EGB113 – Energy in Engineering Systems – Lecturer
  • SEB104 – Grand Challenges in Science – Lecturer

2016

  • PVB304 – Physics Research – Lecturer
  • ENB314 – Industrial Noise and Vibration – Demonstrator
  • EGB113 – Energy in Engineering Systems – Lecturer
  • PVB301 - Materials and Thermal Physics – Lecturer
  • SEB104 – Grand Challenges in Science – Lecturer

2015

  • PVB102 – Physics of the Very Small – Lecturer
  • PVB304 – Physics Research – Lecturer
  • ENB314 – Industrial Noise and Vibration – Demonstrator
  • ENB222 – Thermodynamics 1 – Tutor
  • PVB301 - Materials and Thermal Physics – Lecturer
This information has been contributed by Dr Jennifer MacLeod.

Experience

Supervision of HDR students

Dr. MacLeod currently supervises PhD and MSc students in the following areas:

2D Materials (applications and fundamental studies)

  • Surface-confined reactions of small aromatic molecules
  • Spatial constraint of graphene through ion-beam patterning
  • Hybrid materials based on graphene, BN and MoS2
  • Graphene for supercapacitors
  • Graphene coatings for corrosion protection

Controlled synthesis of covalent organic frameworks
Materials modification through ion interaction

Professional Service

Refereeing:  Publons

Conference organization:

  • Conference Chair, 42nd Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 30 January – 02 February 2018.
  • Organizing Committee, NanoS-E3 International School and Workshop, Brisbane, QLD, 26-29 September 2017.
  • Local Organizing Committee, 5th International Symposium on Graphene Devices, Brisbane, QLD, 11-14 July 2016.
  • Organizing Committee, NanoS-E3 International School and Workshop, Kingscliffe, NSW, 27 September-2 October 2015.
This information has been contributed by Dr Jennifer MacLeod.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Electronic Structure on Both Sides of the Fermi Level in Molecular Material
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE170101170
Start year
2017
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions