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Prof Maria Forsyth

Position: Australian Laureate Fellow
Faculty or Division: Research
Department: Instit for Frontier Materials
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46821 +61 3 924 46821
Email: maria.forsyth@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography summary

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Australia, 1989.

Current:

Australian Laureate Fellow

Australian Academy of Science Fellow

Alfred Deakin Professor

Career highlights

2014 - Fellow of Australian Academy of Science
2014 - Present-  Deputy Director Institute for Frontier Materials, IFM, Deakin University
2012 - Alfred Deakin Professor
2011 - Australian Laureate Fellow
2010 - Present: Chair of Electromaterials & Corrosion Science, Deakin University
2005 - Present: Associate Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES)
2003 - 2010: Professorial Fellow (Level E), Monash University.
2003 - 2010: Department of Materials Engineering Monash University, Clayton
1996 - 2001: Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton
1993 - 1995: Lecturer School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton
1998 - CSIRO Manufacturing Science and Technology,
1994 - Visiting Researcher and Senior Fellow of Rutherford College, Department of Physics, University of Kent, UK,
1991-1993 -  Research Scientist, Materials Research Laboratories, DSTO, Melbourne
1990-1991 - Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA,


Research

Research interests

Professor Maria Forsyth (FAA) is an Australian Laureate Fellow, an Alfred Deakin Professorial Fellow at Deakin University.  She is the Associate Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University in Australia.  Specifically, her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials.  Such materials have included a range of novel ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and plastic crystals.   NMR techniques have featured strongly in Professor Forsyth’s research where she has applied pulsed field gradient NMR to measure diffusion of ionic species in electrolytes, variable temperature solid state wide line NMR and MAS to investigate structure and dynamics in solids and, most recently, NMR imaging of electrochemical processes.   She leads collaborative projects in lithium and sodium battery technologies funded through recent Australian Research Council grants.  Her team collaborates very productively with colleagues within academia, CSIRO, DSTO as well as industry to design new materials and processes to control and optimise these phenomena in two key areas - corrosion (e.g. Corrosion Science 2006, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2007) and electrochemical devices (eg., Nature 1999, Science 2002, Science 2008, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 2008).  Specifically, her work has focused on understanding the phenomenon of charge transport at metal/electrolyte interfaces and within novel electrolyte materials.  Such materials have included a range of novel ionic liquids, polymer electrolytes and plastic crystals.   Professor Forsyth is a co-author of over 400 journal and conference publications attracted more then 11000 citations.  She has delivered more than 25 invited and plenary talks in the past 5 years.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/19894/Prof-Maria-Forsyth


Publications

Publications

Fast Lithium Ion Conducting Doped Plastic Crystals; Solid State Electrolytes for Secondary Batteries.  D.R. MacFarlane, J. Huang and M. Forsyth., Nature, 402 (1999) 792-794. [IF=42.351, Citation=328]

High Rates of Oxygen Reduction over a Vapor Phase–Polymerized PEDOT Electrode, B. Winther-Jensen, O.Winther-Jensen, M. Forsyth, D.R.Macfarlane., Science, 321 (2008) 671-674. [IF=31.477, Citation=188]

Pyrrolidinium imides: A new family of molten salts and conductive plastic crystal phases D.R. MacFarlane, P. Meakin, J. Sun, N. Amini, M. Forsyth., Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 103 (20), (1999) 4164-4170.  [IF= 3.377, Citation=718]

Diffusion layer parameters influencing optimal fuel cell performance, L.R. Jordan, A.K. Shukla, T. Behrsing, N.R. Avery, B.C. Muddle, M. Forsyth., Journal of Power Sources, 86, (2000), Pages 250-254. [IF= 5.211, Citation=223]

The Zwitterion Effect in High-Conductivity Polyelectrolyte Materials, C. Tiyapiboonchaiya, J.M. Pringle, J. Sun, N. Byrne, P.C. Howlett, D.R. MacFarlane & M. Forsyth., Nature Materials, 3(1), (2004) 29-32. [IF=36.425, Citation=78]

Ionic liquids in electrochemical devices and processes: Managing interfacial electrochemistry, D.R. Macfarlane, M. Forsyth, P.C. Howlett, J.M. Pringle, J. Sun, G. Annat, W. Neil, E.I. Izgorodina., Accounts of Chemical Research 40 (11), (2007) 1165-1173 [IF= 24.348, Citation=309]

Plastic Crystal Electrolyte Materials: New Perspectives on Solid State Ionics, D.R. MacFarlane and M. Forsyth., Advanced Materials, 13(12-13), (2001) 957-966.  [IF=15.409 , Citation=174]

Structure and dynamics in an organic ionic plastic crystal, N-ethyl-N-methyl pyrrolidinium bis (trifluoromethanesulfonyl) amide, mixed with a sodium salt, M. Forsyth, T. Chimdi, A. Seeber, D. Gunzelmann, , P.C. Howlett., Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (11), (2014) 3993-4003. [IF=6.62 , Citation=4]

Corrosion of magnesium alloy ZE41 - The role of microstructural features, W.C. Neil, M. Forsyth, P.C. Howlett, C.R. Hutchinson, B.R.W. Hinton., Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 387-394.
this material. [IF = 3.686, citations = 67]

Lithium electrochemistry and cycling behaviour of ionic liquids using cyano based anions. H. Yoon, G. Lane, Y. Shekibi, P. C. Howlett, M. Forsyth, A. Best, D. R. MacFarlane, Energy and Environmental Science 6 (3)  (2013) 979-986. [IF = 15.5, citations = 25]

B. Winther-Jensen, O. Winther-Jensen, M. Forsyth and D. R. MacFarlane, High rates of oxygen reduction over a vapor phase-polymerized pedot electrode, Science 321 (2008), no. 5889, 671-674. IF 29.74

Neil, W. C.; Forsyth, M.; Howlett, P. C.; Hutchinson, C. R.; Hinton, B. R. W., Corrosion of magnesium alloy ZE41-The role of microstructural features. Corrosion Science 2009, 51 (2), 387-394. . IF 2.32
 


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