Professor and Head of School
School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Christopher Sumby is Head of the School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide where he undertakes research into the synthesis and properties of nanomaterials to address energy, environmental and industrial challenges. Prof. Sumby has been awarded various fellowships and awards, including an ARC Future Fellowship (2009), a South Australian Young Tall Poppy Award (2009) and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science International Invitational Fellowship (2014). Prof. Sumby is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials at the University of Adelaide where key research themes include Chemical and Electrical Energy Storage; Energy Waste Management; Heterogeneous Catalysis; and Nanoporous materials for Gas Separations. Prof. Sumby also directs the Bragg Crystallography Facility, the X-ray diffraction centre at the University of Adelaide.
FUNDED PHD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Fully-funded PhD scholarship with a top-up scholarship (3.5 years) available now until early 2024 for Australian domestic students.
STUDENT SUPERVISION - HONOURS, MASTERS AND PHD
I am available to supervise Bachelor of Science (Honours), Masters of Philosophy and PhD research projects in Chemistry. Email me to discuss. Possible projects include:
1) Artificial enzymes from bespoke metal-organic frameworks
2) Hierarchically porous metal-organic framework composites
3) Building low valent metal clusters in metal-organic frameworks
4) Space chemistry - trapping "organic minerals" in metal-organic frameworks
See tabs below for details about my Research, Teaching and Professional Activities.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
The synthesis of nearly all industrial chemicals involves some sort of catalyst. MOFs are promising materials for heterogeneous catalysis (where the catalyst is in a different phase to the reactants) and our research team is investigating how particular structural motifs can be incorporated into the design of MOFs to develop new or more efficient catalysts. This work extends from garnering new fundamental insight into MOF supported catalysts through to making new MOF catalysts. Techniques such as post-synthetic metalation (see our review of this area) are important to preparing catalysts and we have also developed purpose-built catalytic testing facilities for examining gas phase catalysis. Some projects include:
- The development of a new group of azolium-containing materials that are important precursors to N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) containing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with catalytic potential is a significant personal contribution. One of these NHC-MOFs is used to catalyse the hydroboration of CO2. See: A 3-D diamondoid MOF catalyst based on in situ generated [Cu(L)2] N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) linkers: hydroboration of CO₂, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 11760-11763.
- Using a unique framework material prepared at the UoA we have been able to show by SCXRD the products of consecutive metalation and oxidative addition steps for a Rh(I) precursor and in recent work we have obtained X-ray crystallographic ‘snapshots’ of all the intermediates in the methanol carbonylation cycle (the Monsanto process) for a modified catalyst. For example: Mapping-out catalytic processes in a metal-organic framework with single-crystal X-ray crystallography, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2017, 56, 8412-8416.
- Investigating how post-synthetically metalated MOF structures can be used as sacrificial templates to synthesise efficient catalysts for hydrogen conversion into suitable carrier gases for hydrogen transport, including methane and ammonia. See for example: Highly active catalyst for CO2 methanation derived from a metal organic framework template. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 12990-12997.
Biomolecule Protection in MOF biocomposites
Another research area utilises MOFs to protect biomolecules from inhospitable conditions. This processes, coined biomimetic mineralisation, is a rapid, easy to use coating procedure that uses the biomolecule to seed growth of a protective coating. This approach has been used to protect enzymes from harsh environments within a biomimetically mineralised MOF coating. In the past 2 years we have established a robust protocol for this chemistry, demonstrated the importance of protein surface chemistry and charge, and identified that the hydrophilicity of the MOF coating is essential for activity.
- Using MOFs to protect enzymes from harsh environments within a biomimetically mineralised coating: Control of structure topology and spatial distribution of biomacromolecules in protein@ ZIF-8 biocomposites. Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 1069-1077.
- Demonstrating the importance of protein surface chemistry and charge: Protein surface functionalisation as a general strategy for facilitating biomimetic mineralisation of ZIF-8. Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4217-4223.
- Showing that the hydrophilicity of the MOF coating is essential for activity: Enhanced activity of enzymes encapsulated in hydrophilic metal-organic frameworks. J. Am Chem Soc, 2019, 141, 2348-2355.
Gas storage and separations
Gas separations are important in clean energy technologies or in the separation of chemical feedstocks. Examples of our research activity is the design of a MOF that is flexible in the 'as-synthesised' form but upon activation – the process of desolvation that yields the adsorbing material – converts to a rigid 3D material. This material has the second highest CO2/N2 separation performance of any MOF material. See: Post-synthetic structural processing in a metal-organic framework material as a mechanism for exceptional CO₂/N₂ selectivity, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 10441-10448.
Collaborative research with CSIRO on incorporation of molecular porous materials into mixed matrix membranes is another area of activity and two invited reviews on this topic have been published recently. See:
- AIMs: a new strategy to control physical aging and gas transport in mixed-matrix membranes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 15241-15247.
- Mixed-matrix membranes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 9292-9310.
Synthesis and characterisation of porous materials
A significant part of my research focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of porous materials. These contributions include: the synthesis of flexible MOF materials, novel solution-processable porous materials, and MOFs that enable structural characterisation of 'guest' metal complexes by single crystal X-ray crystallography. This experimental activity relies heavily on our in-house X-ray diffraction facilities for small molecule X-ray crystallography and powder X-ray diffraction.
- We have developed and exploited a "controlled flexibility hinge" design for MOFs that facilitate dynamic structural behaviour in the solid-state.
- Guest-induced crystal-to-crystal expansion and contraction of a 3-D porous coordination polymer. Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 2534-2536.
- Solution-processable porous materials such as porous organic cages and metal-organic polyhedra are among research targets within our research laboratory. These are examples of novel porous materials with potential applications in gas storage, separations and catalysis.
- Kinetically controlled porosity in a robust organic cage material, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2013, 52, 3746-3749.
- Hetero-bimetallic metal-organic polyhedra, Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 276-279.
- Invited review: Synthesis and applications of porous organic cages, Chemistry Letters, 2015, 44, 5, 582-588.
- A third major contribution is the study of reactions products and chemical reactivity within the chemically and spatially confined environment of a metal-organic framework.
- Capturing snapshots of post-synthetic metallation chemistry in metal-organic frameworks, Nature Chemistry, 2014, 6, 906-912.
For MOFs to be applied as components of real-world systems, precise control over and optimisation of the physical form of the material is required. In this respect we are examining modulation of the crystal size and morphology (changes at the nanoscale) and how the application dictates the internal organisation of the solid and overall external shape of the composite (changes at the macroscale). This work is done in collaboration with Dr Kenji Sumida (ARC DECRA fellow, School of Physical Sciences, UoA). See: Particle size effects in the kinetic trapping of a structurally-locked form of a flexible metal-organic framework, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 4172-4179.
Date Position Institution name 2023 - 2023 Head, School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences The University of Adelaide 2022 - 2023 Interim Head, School of Physical Sciences/Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences The University of Adelaide 2021 - 2024 Head of Chemistry The University of Adelaide 2017 - ongoing Professor of Chemistry The University of Adelaide 2014 - 2018 Deputy Dean (Research) University of Adelaide 2013 - 2016 Associate Professor University of Adelaide 2010 - 2014 ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide 2010 - 2012 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2007 - 2010 Australian Post-doctoral Fellow (APD) University of Adelaide 2006 - 2009 Lecturer in Chemistry University of Adelaide 2006 - 2007 FRST Science and Technology Fellow University of Otago 2003 - 2006 EPRSC-funded Post-doctoral Fellow University of Leeds
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Award Sandy Mathieson Award of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand - - - 2016 Invitation CrystEngComm New Talent Issue contributor - - - 2016 Invitation Journal of Coordination Chemistry Emerging Investigator Issue - - - 2015 Invitation RSC Emerging Investigator Issue Royal Society of Chemistry - - 2014 Fellowship JSPS International Incoming Fellowship (longterm) - - - 2009 Fellowship ARC Future Fellowship - - - 2009 Award South Australian Young Tall Poppy Award The Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) Australia - 2002 Award Ralph Earle Seminar Prize University of Canterbury New Zealand - 2002 Fellowship New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee Claude McCarthy Fellowship Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara New Zealand - 2002 Award Royal Society of New Zealand Science and Technology Award Royal Society of New Zealand - - 1998 Award Haydon Prize in Chemistry University of Canterbury - -
Date Institution name Country Title 2000 - 2003 University of Canterbury New Zealand PhD 1996 - 1999 University of Canterbury New Zealand BSc. (Hons.)
Year Citation 2021 Griffin, S. L., Orton, G. R. F., Young, R. J., Sumby, C. J., Doonan, C. J., & Champness, N. R. (2021). Stabilising and Characterising Homogeneous Catalysts in MOFs. In G. Lloyd, & R. S. Forgan (Eds.), Reactivity in Confined Spaces (Vol. 31, pp. 340-369). United Kingdom: Royal Society of Chemistry.
2021 Carraro, F., de Velásquez-Hernández, M. J., Linares Moreau, M., Astria, E., Sumby, C., Doonan, C., & Falcaro, P. (2021). MOFs and biomacromolecules for biomedical applications. In Metal-Organic Frameworks in Biomedical and Environmental Field (pp. 379-432). Springer International Publishing.
Year Citation 2017 Doonan, C., Burgun, A., & Sumby, C. (2017). Single site catalysis in metal-organic frameworks. Poster session presented at the meeting of ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. San Francisco, CA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC. 2014 Doonan, C. J., Sumby, C. J., & Bloch, W. M. (2014). MOFs: Nanosized windows into Angstrom space. Poster session presented at the meeting of ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. San Francisco, CA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC. 2006 Hardie, M., Fisher, J., Stephenson, M. D., Sumby, C. J., & Westcott, A. (2006). Materials with network structures from cavitand ligands and extended networks of discrete coordination complexes. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of 1st British-Sino Joint Symposium on Chemistry CCS/RSC/EPSRC Workshop on Materials Chemistry. Beijing, China. 2004 Hardie, M. J., Ahmad, R., & Sumby, C. (2004). Rigid molecular hosts as building blocks for network structures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography. Budapest, Hungary: International Union of Crystallography.
- Young, R., Begg, S., Sumby, C., & McDevitt, C. (n.d.). Silver Coordination Polymers: Relationships between structure and antibacterial activity. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference.
Year Citation 2003 Sumby, C. J. (2003). The Synthesis and Study of Bridging Heterocyclic Ligands: A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry in the University of Canterbury. (PhD Thesis).
Professor Christian Doonan; Professor Christopher Sumby; Dr Kenji Sumida. Metal-organic Framework (MOF) Superstructure Catalysts. ARC DP220101774
CRC Future Fuels Project “Hydrogen Production from a Photo-Electrochemical Reactor under Solar Radiation”.
Professor Christian Doonan; Professor Christopher Sumby; Dr Stephen Bell; Associate Professor Michael Beard; Professor Paolo Falcaro, Advancing the Chemistry of Metal-organic Frameworks for Biotechnology. ARC DP200102411
Prof. Christian Doonan; Prof. Christopher Sumby; Dr Kenji Sumida, Examining small molecule activation in metal-organic framework pores. ARC DP190101402
Prof. Christian Doonan; Prof. Christopher Sumby; Dr Stephen Bell; Professor Paolo Falcaro, Metal-organic frameworks at the biointerface. ARC DP170103531
Doonan, C. J., Sumby, C. J., Huang, D. M., Champness, N. R.; X-ray snapshots of chemical transformations in open framework materials, ARC DP160103234.
Prior to 2016
Kepert, C. J. and others, Solving the energy waste roadblock, Science Industry Endowment Fund
Doonan, C. J., Sumby, C. J., Long, J. R., Metal-organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalytic systems, ARC DP110103741.
Monro, T. M., Sumby, C. J., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Hoffmann, P., Abell, A. D.; Disruptive approaches to biological sensing, ARC FS100100039.
Sumby, C. J.; Internally decorated discrete Metallo-supramolecular Assemblies and infinite Metal-Organic Frameworks as molecular containers; ARC FT0991910.
Sumby, C.J.; Anion Binding and Sensing With Self-Assembled Metallo-Supramolecular Assemblies; ARC DP0773011.
PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd, MOFs for Hydrogen Storage and Transport, 2022.
CRC Future Fuels Project number: RP1.3-04: Efficient conversion of hydrogen into alternative future fuels, 2021.
PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd, Technology Readiness Level (TRL) enhancement of MOF-based catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation into methanol, 2021.
PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd, Development of MOF‐based catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation into methanol, 2020.
Professor Christopher Sumby; Dr John Bruning; Associate Professor Sally Plush; Professor Vincent Bulone; Professor Christian Doonan; Associate Professor Martin Johnston; Professor Dr Volker Hessel; Professor Shudong Wang; Associate Professor Michael Perkins; Professor Deborah White; Professor Mats Andersson; Dr Peter Elliott; Dr Ruben Arrua; Associate Professor Henrietta Venter; Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, Structure Determination Pipeline Capabilities for South Australia. ARC LE210100163
This project aims to complete a high-throughput, automated pipeline for biomolecule crystallisation and provide enhanced X-ray structure determination capabilities for all sample types. This is critical because X-ray crystallography remains the primary technique for achieving molecular level insights to help solve cutting-edge problems in life, materials, chemical, earth and agricultural sciences. The diverse researcher community in South Australia will benefit from a more rapid structure determination pipeline from molecular sample to structure. The infrastructure will drive research findings in energy and resources, food, soil and water security, advanced manufacturing and life sciences and lead to economic and technological impacts.
Gerson, A., Sumby, C. J. and others, Microdiffraction: Advanced capabilities for spatial resolution, trace phase detection and solid object analysis, ARC LE140100122.
Sumby, C. J. and 9 others, Enhanced Powder Diffraction Facilities for SA, ARC LE120000012.
Murray, K. S., Spiccia, L., Deacon, G. B., Batten, S. R., Boskovic, C., Gahan, L. R., Hanson, G. R., Sumby, C. J., Schenk, G., Abrahams, B. F., National magnetochemical facility; ARC LE100100197.
Monro, T. M., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Tan, H. H., Dell, J. M., Madden, S., Sumby, C. J., Ottaway, D. J., Harris, H. H.; Capability for the fabrication and characterisation of mid-infrared photonic materials; ARC LE100100104.
Sumby, C.J., Carver, J.A., Wallace, J.C., Hrmova, M., Pring, A. Abell, A.D., Booker, G.W., Bruce, M.I., Brugger, J., Ford, C.M., Harris, H.H., Morris, J.C., Paton, J.C., Peet, D.J., Pyke, S.M., Shearwin, K.E., Menz, R.I., Abbott, C.A., Anderson, P.A., Brown, M.H., Johnston, M.R., Schuller, K.A., Lopez, A.F., Pitson, S.M., Lincoln, S.F., McKinnon, R.A.; The South Australian Facility for Small and Large Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Structure Determination (The Bragg Crystallography Facility); ARC LE0989336.
Inorganic Chemistry III - X-ray Crystallography
Advanced Synthetic Methods III - Organometallic Chemistry
Chemistry IA - Coordination Chemistry
Foundations of Chemistry IB - Redox chemistry and main group chemistry
Environmental & Analytical Chemistry II - Atmospheric Chemistry
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Direct Air Capture via Electrochemical Swing Adsorption Method with New Materials Electrode Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Shazwan Bin Shabani 2023 Co-Supervisor The Development of Radiomercury Theranostics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Meaghan Louise Ashton 2022 Co-Supervisor Photocatalytic degradation of persistent organic pollutants Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Mabel Lily Day 2022 Principal Supervisor Crystal Engineering of Novel Pyrazole Functionalised Porous Crystalline Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Mei Tieng Yong 2021 Principal Supervisor Efficient conversion of hydrogen to future fuels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Edward Anthony 2019 Principal Supervisor Metal Organic Cages in Polymer Synthesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Luke Schneider
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - 2023 Co-Supervisor POROUS FRAMEWORKS FOR BIOCATALYSIS APPLICATIONS Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Joe Richard Ian Milne 2021 - 2023 Principal Supervisor METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS AS SUPPORTS FOR METAL COMPLEXES Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Josephine Frances Smernik 2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS AS SUPPORTS FOR FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Steven Tsoukatos 2020 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Engineering new Zr-MOFs for the structure determination of site-isolated metal complexes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Pol Gimeno I Fonquernie 2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Photophysical and electronic properties of pyrene-based 3D coordination polymers. Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Christopher Norman Coleman 2018 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) for biomedical
Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Afshin Karami 2018 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Biomolecule encapsulation in biocompatible metal-organic frameworks Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Tania Michelle Pullin 2017 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Synthesis and Biological Interactions of Ruthenium Supramolecular Assemblies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kate Louisa Flint 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Reactivity of Metals Tethered to Metal-Organic Frameworks Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Rosemary Jane Young 2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Investigation of the Mechanism of Multiple Cytochrome P450-catalysed Reactions Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Matthew Podgorski 2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Engineering site-isolated reactive metal complexes within a Metal-organic Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ricardo Atahualpa Peralta 2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Influencing Metal-organic Framework Catalysis through Nanoscale Structuralisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Oliver Michael Linder-Patton 2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor An investigation of the chemistry of silver in biological systems, and the development of silver-containing materials for use as antibacterial agents Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Harley Dwane Betts 2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Incorporation of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their Precursors into Metal-Organic Frameworks Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Patrick Keith Capon 2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Studying Transition Metal Chemistry inside a Metal-Organic Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Michael Thomas Huxley 2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Metal-Organic Frameworks as Templates for Highly Active Heterogeneous
Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Renata Lippi 2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Studies of Metal-Organic Polyhedra: Synthesis and Applications in Gas Storage and Separation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jesse Miah Teo 2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Simulations of Molecular and Extended Porous Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jack Evans 2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Biomimetic Synthesis of Marine Sponge Derived Natural Products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kevin Kuan 2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Dihydroxy Motifs: Control of Phase Formation and Pore Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Damien Rankine 2011 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Oxidative Activation of Iron- and Ruthenium- Alkynyl Complexes: Toward Square-Shaped Molecules with Four Redox-Active Metal Centres Doctor of Philosophy under a Cotutelle Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Dr Alexandre Burgun 2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Engineering Flexible Metal-Organic Frameworks from Methylene-hinged Ligands Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Witold Marek Bloch 2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Combined Application of XAS and XFM Techniques to the Problem of Selenium Speciation in Biological Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Claire Weekley 2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor An investigation of transition metal complex chemistry: enzyme mimicry and Zn(II) detection. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hilary Coleman 2009 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Supramolecular Chemistry of Beta- and Gamma- Cyclodextrin Dimers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huy Ngo 2009 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Optical Fibre Sensors with Surface-immobilised Fluoroionophores Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Herbert Tze Cheung Foo 2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Studies of Hexaarylradialene Ligands: Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry and Anion Interactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Courtney Hollis 2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Synthesis and Coordination Chemistry of Polypyridyl Amide Ligands Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Maisara Abdul Kadir 2008 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Polarised Alkynyl Ruthenium Complexes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christian Parker 2008 - 2008 Co-Supervisor New Methods for the Synthesis of Diynyl, Diyndiyl and Bis(diyndiyl) Ruthenium(II) Complexes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nancy Talavera
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Member Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand Council Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand Australia 2020 - 2022 Representative SA Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Royal Australian Chemical Institute Australia 2020 - ongoing Member MX3 Beamline Advisory Panel Australian Synchrotron Australia 2018 - 2020 President SA Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Royal Australian Chemical Institute Australia 2017 - 2017 Chair Program Chair for Crystal 31 - - 2017 - 2017 Member SCANZ Council - - 2017 - 2018 Vice-President SA Branch of the RACI RACI Australia 2015 - ongoing Co-Chair User Advisory Committee, Macromolecular crystallography (MX) PAC. Australian Synchrotron - 2013 - 2016 Member User Advisory Committee, Macromolecular crystallography (MX) PAC Australian Synchrotron Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Tall Poppy Selection Panel Committee The Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2015 - ongoing Member American Chemical Society United States 2015 - ongoing Member Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (MRACI CChem) Australia 2015 - ongoing Member Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ) Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Associate Editor IUCr Newsletter IUCr United Kingdom 2016 - 2019 Board Member Journal of Coordination Chemistry - -
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