Agustin Schiffrin


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Agustin works as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University.

Agustin's research areas are:

  • functional supramolecular nanostructures on surfaces
  • bottom-up design of solid interfaces with tailored electronic and optoelectronic properties
  • ultrafast charge dynamics at solid interfaces
  • low-temperature scanning probe microscopy
  • x-ray-based studies of nanopatterned interfaces
  • light-matter interactions

Postdoc, PhD and Honours positions are available.


  • functional interfaces
  • low-dimensional nanostructures
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • optics

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Projects 2016 2024

ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-energy Electronics Technologies

Fuhrer, M., Bao, Q., Culcer, D., Davis, M., Davis, J., Hamilton, A., Helmerson, K. P., Kalantar-Zadeh, K., Klochan, O., Medhekar, N., Ostrovskaya, E., Parish, M. M., Schiffrin, A. E., Seidel, J., Sushkov, O., Valanoor, N., Vale, C., Wang, X., Wang, L., Galitskiy, V., Gedik, N., Gurarie, V., Hannon, J., Höfling, S., Hone, J., Klose, F., Krausz, F., Littlewood, P., MacDonald, A., Neto, A., Oezyilmaz, B., Paglione, J., Phillips, W., Refael, G., Sinova, J., Spielman, I., Tadich, A., Xue, Q. & Cole, J.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University – Internal School Contribution, Monash University – Internal Department Contribution, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, Monash University – Internal University Contribution, University of Wollongong, The University of Queensland , Tsinghua University, The University of New South Wales, Australian National University , RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology


Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2018

Designing Optoelectronic Properties by On-Surface Synthesis: Formation and Electronic Structure of an Iron-Terpyridine Macromolecular Complex

Schiffrin, A., Capsoni, M., Farahi, G., Wang, C-G., Krull, C., Castelli, M., Roussy, T., Cochrane, K. A., Yin, Y., Medhekar, N. V., Fuhrer, M., Shaw, A. Q., Ji, W. & Burke, S. A., 24 Jul 2018, In : ACS Nano. 12, 7, p. 6545-6553 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Iron-based trinuclear metal-organic nanostructures on a surface with local charge accumulation

Krull, C., Castelli, M., Hapala, P., Kumar, D., Tadich, A., Capsoni, M., Edmonds, M. T., Hellerstedt, J., Burke, S. A., Jelinek, P. & Schiffrin, A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 7 p., 3211.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Sub-cycle optical control of current in a semiconductor: from the multiphoton to the tunneling regime

Paasch-Colberg, T., Kruchinin, S. Y., Saglam, O., Kapser, S., Cabrini, S., Muehlbrandt, S., Reichert, J., Barth, J. V., Ernstorfer, R., Kienberger, R., Yakovlev, V. S., Karpowicz, N. & Schiffrin, A., 20 Dec 2016, In : Optica. 3, 12, p. 1358-1361 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Controlling and tracking electric currents with light

Schiffrin, A. E., Paasch-Colberg, T. & Schultze, M., 2015, Attosecond Nanophysics: From Basic Science to Applications. Hommelhoff, P. & Kling, M. F. (eds.). 1 ed. Weinheim Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, p. 235 - 280 46 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Pronounced polarization-induced energy level shifts at boundaries of organic semiconductor nanostructures

Cochrane, K. A., Schiffrin, A. E., Roussy, T. S., Capsoni, M. & Burke, S. A., 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


ARC Future Fellowship

Agustin Eduardo Schiffrin (Recipient), 1 Jun 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2015 2017

  • 16 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 3 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Grant review responsibilities

Research Seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Agustin Schiffrin (Speaker)
28 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (Journal)

Agustin Schiffrin (Peer reviewer)
17 Apr 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Research Seminar at the University of Alberta

Agustin Schiffrin (Speaker)
30 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

APS March Meeting 2017

Agustin Schiffrin (Speaker)
13 Mar 201717 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Research Seminar at the US Naval Research Laboratory

Agustin Schiffrin (Invited speaker)
19 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course