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Associate Professor Anthony O'Mullane

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Energy and Process Engineering

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Name
Associate Professor Anthony O'Mullane
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Energy and Process Engineering
Discipline *
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology
Phone
+61 7 3138 8784
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University College Cork(UCC))

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysis, Photocatalysis, Electrodeposition, Nanomaterials, Surface science, Scanning electrochemical microscopy, Li metal batteries, Heterogeneous electron transfer kinetics, Water purification

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

Biography

Main areas of research

  • Electrodeposition of metallic and bimetallic nanostructured materials
  • Electrocatalytic and catalytic studies on nanostructured materials and identification of active sites
  • Extending the applicability of semiconducting materials such as CuTCNQ and AgTCNQ in the areas of catalysis, photocatalysis and superhydrophobic surfaces
  • Development of composite materials using electrochemical approaches for water purification
  • Electrochemical based sensing
  • Utilising techniques such as scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and Fourier Transform ac voltammetry to study electron transfer processes at the solid solution interface
  • Development of substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Investigation of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer on Li electrodes for Li battery technology
  • Corrosion studies of duplex stainless steels and gold alloys
  • General application of electrochemical principles for studying chemical, physical and biological processes

Awards

  • John A. Brodie medal for best paper at Chemeca (2010).
  • Emerging researcher award from School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University (2009).

Accomplishments

  • Proud father of two fantastic little girls, Meesha and Maya.
  • Completed 4 marathons (Dublin, Gold Coast and 2 x Melbourne).
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Anthony O'Mullane.

Experience

Relevant Employment History

  • RMIT University, Senior Lecturer, ARC Future Fellow, School of Applied Sciences (2012-2013)
  • RMIT University, Vice-Chancellor Senior Research Fellow (2011)
  • RMIT University, Research Fellow (2008-2010)
  • CSIRO, Molecular and Health Technologies, Research Scientist (2007-2008)
  • Monash University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2004-2007)
  • University of Warwick, UK, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2002-2004)
  • Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2001-2002)
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Anthony O'Mullane.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT University
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
RACI Citation Award for contribution to chemistry and the chemistry profession
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
John A Brodie Medal is awarded by the Institution of Engineers, Australia for the best paper in the discipline of chemical engineering presented at the Chemeca Conference, at any other conference sponsored by the Institution of Engineers, at a Branch meeting of the Institution or published in the journal of Chemical Engineering in Australia during the past year.

Research projects

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

Title
A highly sensitive and selective nano engineered sensor for the online monitoring of mercury vapour emissions from harsh industrial processes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200859
Start year
2010
Keywords
Title
Nano engineered multi functional materials for catalysis and sensing by an integrated chemical and electrochemical approach
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110105125
Start year
2011
Keywords
Title
Surface modification of semiconducting organic charge transfer complexes with metal nanoparticles to create a new class of multifunctional materials
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT110100760
Start year
2012
Keywords
charge transfer complexes; catalysis; antibacterial activity

Supervision