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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

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Research Output

A Multifunctional, Charge-Neutral, Chiral Octahedral M12L12 Cage

Boer, S. A., White, K. F., Slater, B., Emerson, A. J., Knowles, G. P., Donald, W. A., Thornton, A. W., Ladewig, B. P., Bell, T. D. M., Hill, M. R., Chaffee, A. L., Abrahams, B. F. & Turner, D. R., 26 Jun 2019, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 25, 36, p. 8489-8493 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 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

5 Citations (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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Topologically Controlled Synthesis of Reversible Macrocyclic Compounds in Microemulsions

Alqarni, Y., Bell, T. D. M., Tabor, R. F. & Saito, K., 5 Jul 2019, In : The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 84, 13, p. 8596-8601 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tuning the structure, thermal stability and rheological properties of liquid crystal phases: Via the addition of silica nanoparticles

Marlow, J. B., McCoy, T. M., Ho, C. Q., De Campo, L., Knott, R., Bell, T. D. M. & Tabor, R. F., Nov 2019, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 21, 46, p. 25649-25657 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review



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

Prize: Other distinction

Faculty of Science, Dean's Excellence in Teaching Awards

Rowan Brookes (Recipient), Ho, Susie (Recipient), Robinson, Andrea (Recipient), Bell, Toby (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