Associate Professor Takuya Tsuzuki

PhD, BSc, GCertMgmt(Technol), CMatP
Associate Professor
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
T: +61 2 6125 9296

Areas of expertise

  • Nanotechnology 1007
  • Materials Engineering 0912
  • Condensed Matter Physics 0204
  • Inorganic Chemistry 0302
  • Nanomaterials 100708

Research interests

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Biography

Dr Tsuzuki received a PhD in condensed matter physics from Kyoto University, Japan (one of the world top 30 universities), and a Graduate Certificate in Technology Management from La Trobe University.   He was Chief Technology Officer of one of the first nanotechnology companies in Australia where he contributed to the successful commercialization of the university patents he co-developed. He played a key role in the large scale production and product development of commercial nanoenabled products. The commercialisation effort was internationally recognised as Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Excellence in Technology of the Year Award. For this, he was nominated as a Certified Materials Professional, equivalent to Fellow status, by the Institute of Materials Engineering Australia Ltd and served as Chair of Materials Australia Nanotechnology Special Interest Group at Materials Australia.  

He serves as an editorial board member of several international academic journals. He is a regular grant reviewer for Australian Research Council and Australian Synchrotron, and an invited reviewer of international grants.  He serves as a member of Standards Australia Committees and Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committees for ISO TC 229 (Nanotechnologies) standards.  He is also a participant in the Roundtable Discussions on National Enabling Technologies Strategy consultation by  Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation, Science,  Research & Tertiary Education. 

His memberships include Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network, Materials Australia,Materials Research Society USA, ANU Energy Change Institute and ANU Climate Change Institute. He is a co-inventor of 5 PCT patents in the field of nanomaterials.

 

Researcher's projects

Out research team is internationally recognised for its expertise in nanomaterials and mechanochemistry.  Utilising my experience in the industry and cross-disciplinary research projects, our team aims to lead world-class research in the following areas around the theme of “Advanced nanomaterials for sustainability”.

- Hydrogel-fuel production through artificial photosynthesis

- Energy storage nanomaterials

- CO2 utilisation technology

- Environmental remediation (water, air)

- Mechanochemical synthesis

- Biomedical nanomaterials

We welcome highly motivated students who are passionate about developing new technologies for our sustainable future.

 


List of selected publications:    

http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=36Qq1nQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

 

Available student projects

Currently we are looking for domestic students who are interested in undertaking a project on artificial photosynthesis from mid 2019.

Past student projects

Awards received by the students I supervised:

  • 2018: Research School of Engineering Excellence in Tutoring Award
  • 2018: Representative to Global Young Scientists Summit
  • 2018: ANU Visualise Your Thesis competition winner
  • 2017: Associate Fellowship of Higher Education Academy
  • 2017: ANU 3M-thesis competition finalist.
  • 2016: Australian Nanotechnology Network Young Nanoscience Ambassador award.
  • 2014: Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship.
  • 2014: Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis from Deakin University.
  • 2013: Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis from Deakin University.
  • 2013: Best-poster award in the Materials Research Society 2013 Spring meeting.
  • 2013: Finalist in the Deakin University 3 min thesis competition.
  • 2012: Researcher of the year finalist by Geelong smart Network.
  • 2012: Best 2nd year HDR presentation, the conference of the Institute for Frontier Materials.
  • 2011: Researcher of the year finalist by Geelong smart Network.
  • 2011: Best 2nd year HDR presentation, the conference of the Institute for Frontier Materials.
  • 2011: Winner of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society’s Scanning Electron Microscopy Image Competition.
  • 2010: Best 2nd year HDR presentation, the conference of the Institute for Frontier Materials.
  • 2010: 2nd place Nanovic Award, Master degree project.
  • 2010: Finalist in the Deakin University 3 min thesis competition.
  • 2010: Best paper in the International Conference on Textile and Apparel.
  • 2009-2011: a PhD project featured by ABC TV program Catalyst, ABC Radio Tasmania, Radio 702 Sydney, as well as The Age, Herald Sun and Geelong Advertiser newspapers.
  • 2009: Best 2nd year HDR presentation, the conference of the Institute for Frontier Materials.

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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