Dr George Tsekouras

BSc (Hons), PhD
Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research interests

 

Expertise:

 

- Materials Science

- Energy Conversion & Storage

- Electrochemistry

 

Research interests:

 

- low-cost, high efficiency, bubble-free alkaline electrolysis cells

- tailoring the defect chemistry of ceramic perovskites for solid oxide electrolysis cells

- supercapacitors based on high surface area metal carbonates/oxides/hydroxides

- using electronic structure measured at a synchrotron light source to explain material properties

- molecular electronics

- photoelectrochemical cells

Biography

 

George was awarded his PhD in Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Wollongong, Australia. His thesis was entitled “Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Poly(thiophene)s”.
 
Following his PhD, George took on several research fellow positions working on a broad range of topics:
 
Mar 2006 – Nov 2007, Associate Research Fellow in Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Dec 2007 – Nov 2008, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Electronics, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Dec 2008 – Jun 2012, Research Fellow in Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.

Jul 2012 – Jun 2014, Research Scientist in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland.

Jul 2014 – Sep 2015, Research Fellow in Alkaline Fuel Cells, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia.
 
George then spent 2.5 years between Oct 2015 – Mar 2018 working in industry as a Research & Development Engineer in Alkaline Electrolysis Cells at AquaHydrex Pty Ltd, Australia.
 
In Sep 2018 George returned to academic research as a Research Fellow at the Australian National University, where he is carrying out research into biomimetic, bubble-free electrolysis as part of a project funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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