A/Prof. Robert Kerr

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

robert.kerr@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45628

Publications

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2022

Effect of vinylene carbonate electrolyte additive and battery cycling protocol on the electrochemical and cyclability performance of silicon thin-film anodes

M Salah, T Pathirana, E de Eulate, C Hall, R Kerr, M Fabretto

(2022), Vol. 46, pp. 1-13, Journal of Energy Storage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Highly stable lithium anodes from recycled hemp textile

Zhiyu Wang, Peng Zhang, Shasha Chen, Ken Usman, Dylan Hegh, Robert Kerr, Hongjie Zhang, Si Qin, Chuyang Zhang, Dan Liu, Xungai Wang, Weiwei Lei, Joselito Razal

(2022), pp. 1946-1949, Chemical Communications, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Morphological Evolution and Solid-Electrolyte Interphase Formation on LiNi0.6Mn0.2Co0.2O2 Cathodes Using Highly Concentrated Ionic Liquid Electrolytes

M Hasanpoor, D Saurel, R Barreno, K Fraysse, M Echeverría, M Jáuregui, F Bonilla, G Greene, R Kerr, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2022), Vol. 14, pp. 13196-13205, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

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Fast Charge and High Stability of Solid-State Graphite Organic Ionic Plastic Crystal Composite Anodes

H Ueda, F Mizuno, R Kerr, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2022), pp. 1-16, Batteries and Supercaps, London, Eng., C1

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Fast Charge and High Stability of Solid-State Graphite Organic Ionic Plastic Crystal Composite Anodes

H Ueda, F Mizuno, R Kerr, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2022), Vol. 5, Batteries and Supercaps, C1

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Cover Picture: Fast Charge and High Stability of Solid‐State Graphite Organic Ionic Plastic Crystal Composite Anodes (Batteries & Supercaps 7/2022)

Hiroyuki Ueda, Fuminori Mizuno, Robert Kerr, Maria Forsyth, Patrick Howlett

(2022), Vol. 5, pp. 0-0, Batteries & Supercaps, London, Eng, C1

journal article
2021

Solid-state rigid-rod polymer composite electrolytes with nanocrystalline lithium ion pathways

Y Wang, C Zanelotti, X Wang, R Kerr, L Jin, W Kan, T Dingemans, M Forsyth, L Madsen

(2021), Vol. 20, pp. 1255-1263, Nature Materials, England, C1

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Tuning the Formation and Structure of the Silicon Electrode/Ionic Liquid Electrolyte Interphase in Superconcentrated Ionic Liquids

K Arano, S Begic, F Chen, D Rakov, D Mazouzi, N Gautier, R Kerr, B Lestriez, J Le Bideau, P Howlett, D Guyomard, M Forsyth, N Dupre

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 28281-28294, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, DC, C1

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Understanding the Role of Separator and Electrolyte Compatibility on Lithium Metal Anode Performance Using Ionic Liquid-Based Electrolytes

M Hasanpoor, M Eftekharnia, T Pathirana, U Pal, R Kerr, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 6310-6323, ACS Applied Energy Materials, C1

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Doped and reactive silicon thin film anodes for lithium ion batteries: A review

M Salah, C Hall, P Murphy, C Francis, R Kerr, B Stoehr, S Rudd, M Fabretto

(2021), Vol. 506, pp. 1-16, Journal of Power Sources, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Improving Cycle Life through Fast Formation Using a Superconcentrated Phosphonium Based Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Anode-Free and Lithium Metal Batteries

T Pathirana, D Rakov, F Chen, M Forsyth, R Kerr, P Howlett

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 6399-6407, ACS Applied Energy Materials, Washington, D.C., C1

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Application of super-concentrated phosphonium based ionic liquid electrolyte for anode-free lithium metal batteries

T Pathirana, R Kerr, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2021), Vol. 5, pp. 4141-4152, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Physical Vapor Deposition Cluster Arrival Energy Enhances the Electrochemical Performance of Silicon Thin-Film Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries

M Salah, T Pathirana, E Alvarez De Eulate, C Hall, B Stoehr, S Rudd, R Kerr, M Fabretto

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 12243-12256, ACS Applied Energy Materials, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2020

Structure-rate performance relationship in Si nanoparticles-carbon nanofiber composite as flexible anode for lithium-ion batteries

V Ghanooni Ahmadabadi, K Shirvanimoghaddam, R Kerr, N Showkath, M Naebe

(2020), Vol. 330, Electrochimica Acta, C1

journal article

Toward High-Energy-Density Lithium Metal Batteries: Opportunities and Challenges for Solid Organic Electrolytes

X Wang, R Kerr, F Chen, N Goujon, J Pringle, D Mecerreyes, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2020), Vol. 32, Advanced Materials, Germany, C1

journal article

Macrophase-Separated Organic Ionic Plastic Crystals/PAMPS-Based Ionomer Electrolyte: A New Design Perspective for Flexible and Highly Conductive Solid-State Electrolytes

N Goujon, R Kerr, C Gervillié, Y Oza, L O'Dell, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2020), Vol. 5, pp. 2931-2938, ACS Omega, United States, C1

journal article

Structuring PEDOT Hollow Nanosphere Electrodes for High Specific Energy Li-Metal

J Rehmen, T Pathirana, L Garcia-Quintana, R Kerr, P Howlett, K Zuber, C Pozo-Gonzalo, D Evans

(2020), Vol. 3, pp. 3820-3828, ACS Applied Nano Materials, C1

journal article

Solid (cyanomethyl)trimethylammonium salts for electrochemically stable electrolytes for lithium metal batteries

Ruhamah Yunis, Jennifer Pringle, Xiaoen Wang, Gaetan Girard, Robert Kerr, Haijin Zhu, Patrick Howlett, Douglas MacFarlane, Maria Forsyth

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 14721-14735, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Compressively Stressed Silicon Nanoclusters as an Antifracture Mechanism for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes

Mohammed Salah, Colin Hall, Eva Alvarez de Eulate, Peter Murphy, Candice Francis, Robert Kerr, Thushan Pathirana, Manrico Fabretto

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 39195-39204, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

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Enhanced ion transport in an ether aided super concentrated ionic liquid electrolyte for long-life practical lithium metal battery applications

U Pal, F Chen, D Gyabang, T Pathirana, B Roy, R Kerr, D MacFarlane, M Armand, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 18826-18839, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Editors' Choice-Understanding the Superior Cycling Performance of Si Anode in Highly Concentrated Phosphonium-Based Ionic Liquid Electrolyte

K Arao, D Mazouzi, R Kerr, B Lestriez, J Le Bideau, P Howlett, N Dupré, M Forsyth, D Guyomard

(2020), Vol. 167, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, C1

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Electrochemical Formation in Super-Concentrated Phosphonium Based Ionic Liquid Electrolyte Using Symmetric Li-Metal Coin Cells

T Pathirana, R Kerr, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2020), Vol. 167, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, C1

journal article
2019

Pure silicon thin-film anodes for lithium-ion batteries: a review

M Salah, P Murphy, C Hall, C Francis, R Kerr, M Fabretto

(2019), Vol. 414, pp. 48-67, Journal of power sources, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Toward Practical Li Metal Batteries: Importance of Separator Compatibility Using Ionic Liquid Electrolytes

M Eftekharnia, M Hasanpoor, M Forsyth, R Kerr, P Howlett

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 6655-6663, ACS Applied Energy Materials, C1

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Artificial SEI Transplantation: A Pathway to Enabling Lithium Metal Cycling in Water-Containing Electrolytes

N Singh, T Arthur, M Jones, O Tutusaus, K Takechi, T Matsunaga, R Kerr, P Howlett, M Forsyth, F Mizuno

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 8912-8918, ACS Applied Energy Materials, C1

journal article

Enabling High Lithium Conductivity in Polymerized Ionic Liquid Block Copolymer Electrolytes

Nicolas Goujon, Huynh Tan-Vu, Kristine Barlow, Robert Kerr, Keti Vezzu, Vito Di Noto, Luke O'Dell, John Chiefari, Patrick Howlett, Maria Forsyth

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 132-138, Batteries & Supercaps, London, Eng., C1

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2018

Cation effect on small phosphonium based ionic liquid electrolytes with high concentrations of lithium salt

F Chen, R Kerr, M Forsyth

(2018), Vol. 148, Journal of Chemical Physics, United States, C1

journal article

Towards thermally stable high performance lithium-ion batteries: The combination of a phosphonium cation ionic liquid and a 3D porous molybdenum disulfide/graphene electrode

Y Ge, C Pozo-Gonzalo, Y Zhao, X Jia, R Kerr, C Wang, P Howlett, G Wallace

(2018), Vol. 54, pp. 5338-5341, Chemical Communications, England, C1

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Water-tolerant lithium metal cycling in high lithium concentration phosphonium-based ionic liquid electrolytes

R Kerr, N Singh, T Arthur, T Pathirana, F Mizuno, K Takechi, M Forsyth, P Howlett

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 2276-2283, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, C1

journal article
2017

High-Capacity Retention of Si Anodes Using a Mixed Lithium/Phosphonium Bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide Ionic Liquid Electrolyte

R Kerr, D Mazouzi, M Eftekharnia, B Lestriez, N Dupré, M Forsyth, D Guyomard, P Howlett

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 1804-1809, ACS Energy Letters, C1

journal article

Understanding of the Electrogenerated Bulk Electrolyte Species in Sodium-Containing Ionic Liquid Electrolytes during the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

C Pozo-Gonzalo, L Johnson, E Jónsson, C Holc, R Kerr, D MacFarlane, P Bruce, P Howlett, M Forsyth

(2017), Vol. 121, pp. 23307-23316, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, C1-1

journal article
2015

The reduction of oxygen on iron(II) oxide/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) composite thin film electrodes

R Kerr, C Pozo-Gonzalo, M Forsyth, B Winther-Jensen

(2015), Vol. 154, pp. 142-148, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Tuning the morphology of electroactive polythiophene nano-structures

B Kolodziejczyk, O Winther-Jensen, R Kerr, P Firbas, B Winther-Jensen

(2015), Vol. 86, pp. 60-66, Reactive and Functional Polymers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Lifetime and degradation of high temperature PEM membrane electrode assemblies

R Kerr, H Garcia, M Rastedt, P Wagner, S Alfaro, M Romero, C Terkelsen, T Steenberg, H Hjuler

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 16860-16866, International journal of hydrogen energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2014

Alcohol vapour detection at the three phase interface using enzyme-conducting polymer composites

O Winther-Jensen, R Kerr, B Winther-Jensen

(2014), Vol. 52, pp. 143-146, Biosensors and bioelectronics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Determining the platinum loading and distribution of industrial scale polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell electrodes using low energy X-ray imaging

T Holst, A Vassiliev, R Kerr, Q Li, T Steenberg, C Terkelsen, H Hjuler

(2014), Vol. 270, pp. 208-212, Journal of Power Sources, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Novel polymerisation of conducting thienothiophenes via vapour phase polymerisation: A comparative study

M Gustafson, K Matsumoto, J Janikowski, R Kerr, D Macfarlane, B Winther-Jensen

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 57754-57758, RSC Advances, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

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Performance of the high temperature PEM membrane electrode assembly

R Kerr, H García, M Romero, C Terkelsen, H Hjuler, T Steenberg

(2014), Vol. 64, pp. 973-982, ECS Transactions, Pennington, N.J., C1-1

journal article
2013

Influence of the polymerization method on the oxygen reduction reaction pathway on PEDOT

R Kerr, C Pozo-Gonzalo, M Forsyth, B Winther-Jensen

(2013), Vol. 2, ECS electrochemistry letters, Pennington, N.J., C1

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PdNi hollow nanoparticles for improved electrocatalytic oxygen reduction in alkaline environments

M Wang, W Zhang, J Wang, D Wexler, S Poynton, R Slade, H Liu, B Winther-Jensen, R Kerr, D Shi, J Chen

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 12708-12715, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article
2012

Designed electrodeposition of nanoparticles inside conducting polymers

V Armel, O Winther-Jensen, R Kerr, D MacFarlane, B Winther-Jensen

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 19767-19773, Journal of materials chemistry, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

ARC Research Hub for Microrecycling of battery and consumer wastes

Prof Veena Sahajwalla, Prof Damien Giurco, Prof Sankar Bhattacharya, Prof Anthony O'Mullane, A/Prof Antonio Tricoli, Dr Nicholas Florin, Prof Pascal Perez, Dr Farshid Pahlevani, Dr Rakesh Joshi, Mr Alvin Piadasa, Mr Ian Tooze, Dr Tillmann Boehme, Dr Naomi Boxall, Dr Neeraj Sharma, Dr Samane Maroufi, A/Prof Hongxia Wang, Dr Heriberto Bustamante, Prof Themis Prodromakis, Dr Arunima Malik, Mr Robert Thomson, Mr Spyro Kalos, Geoffrey Bell, Prof Steve Evans, Dr Shiju Raveendran, Mr Alejandro Lorenc, A/Prof Robert Kerr, Mr Warren Overton, Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2022: $50,000
  • 2021: $50,000

Industry and Other Funding

Sicona Electrolyte Project Work Schedule 1 (as part of the Deakin - Sicona Research Framework Agreement).

Prof Maria Forsyth, Prof Patrick Howlett, A/Prof Robert Kerr, Dr Timothy Khoo

Sicona Battery Technologies Pty Ltd

  • 2021: $5,520

Other Funding Sources

The CRC-P for Advanced Hybrid Batteries

Prof Patrick Howlett, Prof Maria Forsyth, A/Prof Robert Kerr, Prof Svetha Venkatesh, A/Prof Sunil Gupta, A/Prof Santu Rana

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Projects Program, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

  • 2022: $189,722
  • 2021: $295,583
  • 2020: $170,546

Future Electrolyte Systems

Prof Maria Forsyth, Prof Patrick Howlett, A/Prof Robert Kerr, A/Prof Luke O'Dell, Dr Fangfang Chen, Dr Xiaoen Wang

Future Battery Industries CRC

  • 2022: $411,687
  • 2021: $79,372
  • 2020: $83,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2019

Karmjeet Kaur Buttar

Thesis entitled: Organic Ionic Plastic Crystal/Carbon Composites for Solid-State Battery Electrodes and supercapacitors

Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials), Institute for Frontier Materials