Prof Ben Powell

COPE | Physics | SPS | EPSA | University of Queensland
strongly correlated electrons | organic electronics | biophysics
glasses (radio interview)
PHYS2020 (Thermodynamics and CMP) | Quantum Many-Body Theory reading group
postdocs | students | former postdocs | former students
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Prof Ben Powell

Group

Postdocs

[There should be a photo here.] Dr Xiuwen Zhou (2015-present), organic light-emitting diodes
[There should be a photo here.] Dr Anthony Jacko (2013-present), universal ratios for strongly correlated electrons

Students

Ph.D.

[There should be a photo here.] Oliver Bellwood Principal supervisor (2017-present), Dynamical density reduction in organic quantum spin liquids
[There should be a photo here.] Jace Cruddas Principal supervisor (2016-present), Many-body theory of coordination complexes and polymers
[There should be a photo here.] Amie Khosla Principal supervisor (2016-present), Designer Hamiltonians for molecular crystals
[There should be a photo here.] Elise Kenny Principal supervisor (2016-present), Derivation of effective low-energy Hamiltonians for chemically complex materials from first principles
[There should be a photo here.] Ben Duffus Principal supervisor (2015-present), Universal ratios in low-dimensional materials
[There should be a photo here.] Natasha Taylor Associate supervisor (2015-present), Theory of delocalised electron transfer
[There should be a photo here.] Henry Nourse Principal supervisor (2015-present), Computational approaches to strongly correlated electrons in multiorbital systems
[There should be a photo here.] David Cavanagh Principal supervisor (2014-present), universal ratios in strongly correlated electron systems

Honours



I am always interested in taking on talented research students (for Ph.D., M.Sc., honours or summer projects). Please contact me for further details.


Former postdocs

[There should be a photo here.] Dr Claire Tonnelé (2014-2015), organic light-emitting diodes
[There should be a photo here.] Dr Michael Holt (2012-2014), frustrated antiferromagnetism in organic charge transfer salts
[There should be a photo here.] Dr Pablo Gonzalez Vazquez (2013-2014), organometallic complexes
[There should be a photo here.] Dr Arthur Smith (2012-2013), organic light-emitting diodes
[There should be a photo here.] Dr Andrew Bardin (2009-2012), organic charge transfer salts
[There should be a photo here.] Ujjual Divakar (2006-2008), plastic superconductors
[There should be a photo here.] Eddy Yusuf (2005-2007), organic superconductors, pseudogap phenomena


Former students

Including electronic copies of the student's theses where available.

Ph.D.

[There should be a photo here.] Janani Chander Principal supervisor (2010-2015), Mo3S7(dmit)3: From material to models
[There should be a photo here.] Karyn Mutkins Associate supervisor (2009-2013), charge transport in OFETs
[There should be a photo here.] Anthony Jacko Co-supervisor (2007-2011), strong correlations in organo-metallic materials
[There should be a photo here.] Bernard Mostert Associate supervisor (2007-2011), Charge Transport Properties in Eumelanin: Probing the Effect of Hydration on the Ubiquitous Biomacromolecular Pigment via Conductivity, muSR and EPR Experiments.
[There should be a photo here.] Edan Scriven Principal supervisor (2006-2011), Low energy effective Hamiltonians for strongly-correlated organic metals
[There should be a photo here.] Andrew Stephenson Principal supervisor (2006-2010), Electrical Properties, Tunability and Applications of Superconducting Metal-Mixed Polymers
[There should be a photo here.] Jenny Riesz Associate supervisor (Queensland, 2004-2007) Spectroscopic properties of melanins

Masters

[There should be a photo here.] Johannes de Boor Associate supervisor (Queensland, 2007) Charge Transport in eumelanin
[There should be a photo here.] Michael Deceglie Associate supervisor (Queensland, 2006-2007) Novel hydrophobic dendritic sensitisers for use in dye-sensitised solar cells: the effect of molecular structure on performance and charge transfer dynamics

Honours (final year undergraduate)

[There should be a photo here.] Iulia Popa-Mateiu Principal supervisor (2015), Nagaoka's theorem and Hund's rules
[There should be a photo here.] Amie Khosla Principal supervisor (2014-2015), organic superconductors
[There should be a photo here.] Henry Nourse Principal supervisor (2014), A family of quantum-spin liquids in the Haldane phase for a one-dimensional model of strongly interacting electrons
[There should be a photo here.] David Cavanagh Principal supervisor (Queensland, 2013-2014, first class honours), The Dimensionless Kadowaki-Woods Ratio in Arbitrary Band Structures and Two Dimensional Graphene
[There should be a photo here.] Kristen Tandy Associate supervisor (Queensland, 2009-2010, first class honours), Optical properties of solid state melanin
[There should be a photo here.] Anthony Jacko Principal supervisor (Queensland, 2006, first class honours) Non-Universality of the Kadowaki-Woods Ratio in Layered Materials
[There should be a photo here.] Bernard Mostert Associate supervisor (Queensland, 2006, first class honours in Chemistry), Proton conduction in Bio-macromolecules
[There should be a photo here.] Greg Freebairn Principal supervisor (Queensland, 2005, first class honours and a University Medal) Phonons and the Isotopically Induced Mott transition
[There should be a photo here.] Clare Giacomantonio Associate supervisor (Queensland, 2004-5, first class honours and a University Medal) Charge Transport in Melanin, a Disordered Bio-Organic Conductor