Agustin Schiffrin


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Personal profile


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.

Research area keywords

  • 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. A., Hamilton, A., Helmerson, K., Kalantar-Zadeh, K., Klochan, O., Medhekar, N., Ostrovskaya, E., Parish, M., Schiffrin, A., Seidel, J., Sushkov, O., Valanoor, N., Vale, C., Wang, X., Wang, L., Galitskiy, V., Gedik, N., Gurarie, V., Hannon, J., Höfling, S., Hone, J., Rule, K. C., 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., Nguyen, T., Perali, A., Neilson, D., Lin, H., Sek, G., Gaston, N., Hodgkiss, J. M. & Tang, M.

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

Nanoscale Phase Engineering of Niobium Diselenide

Bischoff, F., Auwärter, W., Barth, J. V., Schiffrin, A., Fuhrer, M. & Weber, B., 12 Dec 2017, In : Chemistry of Materials. 29, 23, p. 9907-9914 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Selective Hybridization of a Terpyridine-Based Molecule with a Noble Metal

Capsoni, M., Schiffrin, A., Cochrane, K. A., Wang, C. G., Roussy, T., Shaw, A. Q., Ji, W. & Burke, S. A., 26 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121, 42, p. 23574-23581 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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


ARC Future Fellowship

Agustin 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

Colloquium of the Department of Physics of the University of Melbourne

Agustin Schiffrin (Invited speaker)
27 Feb 2017

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

Assessor of 2 ARC Future Fellowship 2017 applications

Agustin Schiffrin (Reviewer)
24 Jan 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementGrant review responsibilities

Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies

Agustin Schiffrin (Speaker)
8 Feb 2017

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

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

Nature Communications (Journal)

Agustin Schiffrin (Peer reviewer)
14 Apr 2017

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