1996 …2023

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Current Appointments:

  • Director, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, Office of the Senior Vice-Provost Research
  • Director, Victorian Node of Microscopy Australia
  • Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:

Joanne is interested in the development of new methods for determining the structure and electronic structure of materials at the atomic scale using electron microscopy and diffraction. She applies these methods to investigate structure-property relationships in functional materials, including materials for sustainable energy applications.

Previous Appointments:

2002-2010: Monash University: Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor 

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

1993-2002: University of Cambridge, Dept of Materials Science and Metallurgy and Newnham College:

  • Royal Society University Research Fellow (1998-2003)
  • Senior Research Associate (1997-1998)
  • Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow (1994-97)
  • Postdoctoral Resesarch Fellow (1993-1994)

Selected Professional Activities:

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

- Chair, National Committee for Materials Science and Engineering 2019 -

National Committee for Crystallography 2013 - 2016

- National Nanotechnology Research Strategy 2011

  • President, Australian Materials Research Society (2019- )

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, RMIT University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Physics, B.Sc(Hons I), University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

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

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