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Current Appointments:

  • Director, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Research Infrastructure.
  • Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:

Joanne is interested in the development of new methods for determining the atomic structure and bonding in materials using electron microscopy and diffraction. She also applies electron microscopy to investigate structure-property relationships in functional materials, including perovskite, nanostructured and nanoparticle systems.

Previous Appointments:

McMaster University: Visiting Professor, Brockhouse Institute (2005-2008)

University of Cambridge:

  • Royal Society University Research Fellow, Dept of Materials Science and Metallurgy (1999-2003)
  • Senior Research Associate, Dept of Materials Sci and Met. (1997-1998)
  • Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow, Newnham College and Dept of Materials Sci and Met.(1994-97)

Selected Professional Activities:

  • Editorial Boards:   Physical Review Materials;   Microscopy (OUP)
  • International Union of Crystallographers: Commission on Electron Crystallography 2007-2014
  • Australian Academy of Science: 

- National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering 2014 -

National Committee for Crystallography 2013 - 2016

- National Nanotechnology Research Strategy 2011


  • Electron Microscopy
  • Electron Diffraction
  • Diffraction Physics
  • Electron scattering theory
  • Crystallography
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanostructures
  • Perovskites
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials Characterisation

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Projects 2003 2019

Research Output 2001 2018

A menu of electron probes for optimising information from scanning transmission electron microscopy

Nguyen, D. T., Findlay, S. D. & Etheridge, J. 2018 In : Ultramicroscopy. 184, Part A, p. 143-155 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Mechanism for Symmetry Breaking and Shape Control in Single-Crystal Gold Nanorods

Walsh, M. J., Tong, W., Katz-Boon, H., Mulvaney, P., Etheridge, J. & Funston, A. M. 19 Dec 2017 In : Accounts of Chemical Research. 50, 12, p. 2925-2935 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Axicon Lens for Electrons Using a Magnetic Vortex: The Efficient Generation of a Bessel Beam

Zheng, C., Petersen, T. C., Kirmse, H., Neumann, W., Morgan, M. J. & Etheridge, J. 25 Oct 2017 In : Physical Review Letters. 119, 17, 6 p., 174801

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bimetallic Ions Codoped Nanocrystals: Doping Mechanism, Defect Formation, and Associated Structural Transition

Sun, Q., Zheng, C., Huston, L. Q., Frankcombe, T. J., Chen, H., Zhou, C., Fu, Z., Withers, R. L., Norén, L., Bradby, J. E., Etheridge, J. & Liu, Y. 20 Jul 2017 In : The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 8, 14, p. 3249-3255 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Control of Symmetry Breaking Size and Aspect Ratio in Gold Nanorods: Underlying Role of Silver Nitrate

Tong, W., Walsh, M. J., Mulvaney, P., Etheridge, J. & Funston, A. M. 16 Feb 2017 In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121, 6, p. 3549-3559 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


John Sanders Medal

Joanne Etheridge (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

KM Stott Prize

Joanne Etheridge (Recipient), 1995

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Joanne Etheridge (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Competitive Fellowships