Group Alumni

Former Honours & Masters Students

Rowan Faint

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2020


  • Inorganic Chemistry Lab Technician, ALS Environmental, Sydney

Tom Bryan

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2019 (with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Ph.D. student at the University of Sydney

Bowen Ding

  • BSc with Honours (Class I) (2018) and Master of Philosophy (Chemistry) 2019


  • Ph.D. student at University College London, UK

Dylan Sherman

  • BSc with Honours (Class I and University Medal), 2017


  • Ph.D. student at University of Oxford, UK (John Monash Scholar for 2020 and Stipendiary Lecturer at Trinity College Oxford)

Katie Healey

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2015

  • Scientific Analyst with Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney

Rob Walwyn

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2015 (joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)

  • Technician in Start-up company in Barangaroo, Sydney

Henry Jiang

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2014 (Joint with Prof. Tim Schmidt)


  • Ph.D. student with Prof. Jeff Long at University of California Berkeley, USA

Zach Cristina

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2014 (Joint with Prof. Jeff Reimers)


  • Ph.D. student in Physics, University of Sydney

Felix Rizzuto

  • BSc with Honours (Class I and University Medal), 2013 (Joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Ph.D. student at Cambridge University (Prof. Jonathan Nitschke), followed by Postdoc (Banting Fellowship) at McGill University in Canada with Prof. Hanadi Sleiman. Felix has recently received an ARC DECRA to commence his independent academic career at UNSW commencing in 2022.

James Caddy

  • BSc with Honours (Class I), 2012-2013


  • Scientific Analyst in Banknote Quality at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Ian Hemming

  • BSc with Honours, 2013


  • Internship, Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, Canberra ACT

Brian Leung

  • BSc with Honours, 2012 (Joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Pursued teaching qualifications in Hong Kong

Former Ph.D. Students

Dr. Patrick Doheny

  • BSc (Honours Class I, 2016) and Ph.D. 2020 (joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Post-doctoral fellow, University of Kent, U.K.

Dr. Nick Shepherd

  • Ph.D. 2020


  • Masters of Education (Secondary School) at ACU

Dr. Ryuichi Murase

  • Ph.D. 2018 (joint with Prof. Brendan Abrahams)


  • Staff Scientist with Toshiba, Tokyo Japan

  • BSc (Honours Class I, 2013) and Ph.D. 2016


  • Senior Scientist with Nicoya, Canada, a biotech company innovating in the development of optical sensors using nanotechnology and materials chemistry.

Dr. Marcello Solomon

  • BSc (Honours Class I, 2013) and Ph.D. 2016


  • Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide with Professors Christian Doonan and Chris Sumby, followed by a Post-doc with Prof. Paolo Falcaro at TU Gratz, Austria. Marcello has a strong background in academic-industry partnerships and is currently a Research Officer on an industry-led project with Southern Green Gas.

  • Ph.D. 2015


  • Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Mike Zaworotko, University of Limerick, Ireland (Endeavor Foundation Fellowship) and Dow Chemical Company American-Australian Association Fellowship at Northwestern University, USA. Carol won an independent Mckenzie Fellow at the University of Melbourne and joined the faculty at Deakin University in 2021 where she is establishing her independent research group.

Dr. Weibin Liang

  • Ph.D. 2015


Dr. Pavel Usov

  • BSc (Honours Class I, 2012) and Ph.D. 2015


  • Post-doctoral Fellow with Prof. Amanda Morris in Electrocatalysis at Virginia Polytechnic University, USA. Pavel received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship and is currently a Special Assistant Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Dr. Anita Das

  • BSc (Honours Class I, 2012), Ph.D. 2015


  • Scientific Analyst with Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Canberra, ACT

Dr. Michael Murphy

  • Ph.D. 2014 (joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Post-doctoral Fellow at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Chicago, USA

Former Post-docs

  • Post-doc Fellow 2019


  • Where did they go next: Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

  • Post-doc Fellow 2014-2015 (Joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Where did they go next: Research Scientist in Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Post-doc Fellow 2012-2014 (Joint with Prof. Cameron Kepert)


  • Where did they go next: Head of Publishing Insight and Innovation at Hindawi Publishing

Former Visiting Students/Volunteers

Michelle Yu

  • Volunteer Undergraduate at USyd (2017)

  • Where did they go next: Laboratory Technician, Envirolab Group, Sydney

Josh Morris

  • Visiting MChem Student, 2019 (from Cardiff University, UK)

  • Where did they go next: Ph.D. at Cardiff University, UK

Edar Chan

  • Visiting Student, 2016 (from York University, UK)

  • Where did they go next: Ph.D. at York University, UK

Kate Richards

  • Visiting MChem Student, 2013-2014 (from York University, UK)

  • Where did they go next: Staff Scientist at Sygenta, UK