If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Toby works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University as a Lecturer

Toby's research areas of interest are:

  • Single molecule spectroscopy, time resolved fluorescence, energy transfer (FRET),
    annihilation phenomena, photon bunching and photon correlation.
  • In particular I am interested in:
  • Discovering the fundamental photophysical properties of new materials at the single molecule level.
  • Understanding how energy is transported around in multi-chromophoric dye molecules, polymer chains
    and nanoparticles
  • Using SM techniques to address biophysical problems such as protein folding, aggregation and
    conformational change.

Research area keywords

  • single molecule spectroscopy
  • time resolved fluorescence
  • energy transfer
  • photons

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2010 2019

Research Output 1997 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Elucidation of naphthalene diimide metallomacrocycles and catenanes by solvent dependent excimer and exciplex emission

Boer, S. A., Cox, R. P., Beards, M. J., Wang, H., Donald, W. A., Bell, T. D. M. & Turner, D. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 5, p. 663-666 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Investigation of cation binding and sensing by new crown ether core substituted naphthalene diimide systems

Cox, R. P., Sandanayake, S., Scarborough, D. L. A., Izgorodina, E. I., Langford, S. J. & Bell, T. D. M., 28 Jan 2019, In : New Journal of Chemistry. 43, 4, p. 2011-2018 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Wavelength-dependent fluorescent immunosensors via incorporation of polarity indicators near the binding interface of antibody fragments

Islam, J., Riley, B. T., Fercher, C., Jones, M. L., Buckle, A. M., Howard, C. B., Cox, R. P., Bell, T. D. M., Mahler, S. & Corrie, S. R., 18 Jun 2019, In : Analytical Chemistry. 91, 12, p. 7631-7638 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

1D self-assembly and ice recrystallization inhibition activity of antifreeze glycopeptide-functionalized perylene bisimides

Adam, M. K., Jarrett-Wilkins, C., Beards, M., Staykov, E., MacFarlane, L. R., Bell, T. D. M., Matthews, J. M., Manners, I., Faul, C. F. J., Moens, P. D. J., Ben, R. N. & Wilkinson, B. L., 4 Jun 2018, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 24, 31, p. 7834-7839 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Structural and rheological changes of lamellar liquid crystals as a result of compositional changes and added silica nanoparticles

Marlow, J. B., Pottage, M. J., McCoy, T. M., De Campo, L., Sokolova, A., Bell, T. D. M. & Tabor, R. F., 1 Jan 2018, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20, 24, p. 16592-16603 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review



Barb Macfarlan (Recipient), Rowan Brookes (Recipient), Susie Siew Yuen Ho (Recipient), Toby Bell (Recipient), Andrea Robinson (Recipient), Laura Faulconer (Recipient) & Cristina Teresa Varsavsky (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Faculty of Science, Dean's Excellence in Teaching Awards

Rowan Brookes (Recipient), Susie Siew Yuen Ho (Recipient), Andrea Jane Robinson (Recipient), Toby Desmond Maynard Bell (Recipient) & Laura Suzanne Faulconer (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

It takes a village: how Monash researchers built their own microscope to decipher superbugs

Trevor Lithgow, Sachith Dilshan Gunasinghe & Toby Desmond Maynard Bell


4 items of Media coverage, 3 Media contributions

Press/Media: Research