Gregory Metha

Professor Gregory Metha

Professor of Chemistry

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Greg Metha studied undergraduate Chemistry at Monash University and continued as a PhD student exploring the laser spectroscopy of aldehydes. He spent subsequent years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Universities of British Columbia and Sydney before moving to Adelaide in 1997 as an ARC Fellow. then Academic in 2003. He is now Professor and immediate past Head of the Chemistry Department. He enjoys teaching into a wide range of courses and runs an active and happy research group.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Effect of gold clusters on graphene in electrochemical watersplitting Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Hanieh Mousavi
    2018 Principal Supervisor Photocatalytic Conversion of Methane by Metal-based Clusters on Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Surface Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jenica Marie Lorica Madridejos
    2017 Co-Supervisor Polarisation Effects of Exciton Migration and Singlet Fission in TIPS-Pentacene Nanoparticles Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Elisabeth Schrefl
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Infrared Spectroscopy of Astrophysically Relevant Molecules Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Hayley Ann Bunn
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Carbon Dioxide Photo-Reduction by a Gold Ruthenium Cluster Deposited Upon Titanium Dioxide Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Rohan Joshua Hudson
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Characterisation, Photocatalytic Performance, and Theoretical Investigation of Small Gold Clusters Supported on Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jason Frankie Alvino
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Spectroscopic Investigations on the Molecular Motions and Solution Chemistry of the Medicinal Pigment Curcumin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hei Leung
    2010 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Photo-Ionisation and Density Functional Theory Studies of Gold Doped Cerium Oxide Clusters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Allan Hardy
    2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Removal of Toxic Pollutants from Industrial Wastewater by Australian Clay Mineral Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mrs Manjot Kaur Toor
    2006 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Sequential Oxidation and Composition on the Structural and Electronic Properties of Gas-Phase Transition-Lanthanide Bimetallic Clusters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Alexander Gentleman
    2005 - 2012 Co-Supervisor A Study into the Kinetic Formation and Oxidation States of Gold Nanoparticles Produced Via Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mable Yan Fong
    2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Computational Investigations into the Structure and Reactivity of Small Transition Metal Clusters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Addicoat
    2004 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Velocity Map Imaging of Small Gold Carbide Clusters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bradley Visser
    2003 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Threshold Photo-Ionisation and Density Functional Theory Studies of Metal-Carbide Clusters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Viktoras Dryza
    2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor A Study into the Internal Energy Distributions of Molecules Liberated from an InVacuo Liquid Surface Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Olivia Maselli
  • Position: Professor of Chemistry
  • Phone: 83135943
  • Email: greg.metha@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Badger, floor 2
  • Room: 2 35
  • Org Unit: Chemistry

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